Set within the shadow of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, Abergavenny’s beautiful backdrop is rivalled only by the town’s ancient atmosphere. This beloved town boasts classic inns, restored gastropubs, Roman ruins and standing stones.
Things to do in Abergavenny
Rent an electric boat and cruise down the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Pass under charming stone bridges and overhanging trees, before stopping off for a hearty lunch at one of Abergavveny’s traditional waterside pubs, such as The Bridge Inn.
Venture deep underground at the award-winning Big Pit National Coal Museum, built in the remnants of a coal mine. Learn about geology and coal uses, interact with traditional mining machinery and take a guided tour led by a real miner to discover what life was like for the early miners.
Uncover the town’s intriguing past, from the prehistoric times to the present day, at Abergavenny Museum. Set in the remains of a Norman Castle, the museum has a vast collection of local artefacts, including 18th-century robes. Don’t miss the museum shop, where you can don a suit of armour once worn by the castle’s guard.
For panoramic views of the Usk Valley, visit the beautiful Black Mountains and hike to the summit of Sugarloaf. After conquering the iconic mountain, unwind over a picnic lunch at Clytha Estate, a beautiful 18th-century landscaped park. Amble along the River Usk trail and admire the impressive views of Cynthia Castle.
Getting around Abergavenny
The Abergavenny railway station offers frequent train services to major UK cities and is a 10-minute walk from the town centre. Walking is encouraged within town, but you can also hire one of Abergavenny’s electric cars to explore the Black Mountains and surrounding landscape.