The Great Western Abergavenny
The Great Western Abergavenny

Abergavenny: things to do and see

One of the traditional entry points into Wales from England, Abergavenny is the gateway to the beautiful Brecon Beacons and is an ideal base for exploring South Wales and the border region.


Abergavenny is a bustling market town surrounded by picturesque mountains - the Sugar Loaf, Blorenge, the Skirrid Fawr. The landscape is timeless, steeped in history and legend. Many areas of natural beauty and historical attractions are within easy reach:


  • Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains
  • Wye Valley and Tintern Abbey
  • Vale of Usk
  • Forest of Dean
  • Hay on Wye


...and Cardiff, the Welsh Capital, is just 45 minutes away.

Fun things to do


There are routes for walkers of all abilities through the mountains, vales, rivers, canals and castles. For a challenge, take a walk in the mountains of the Brecon Beacons or attempt a lond distance walk such as the Offa's Dyke Path - a route that goes all the way to the North Wales coast. For something a little more leisurely, take a stroll through the Castles and Meadows by the River Usk.



Hire a mountain bike and explore the region by pedal power. There are plenty of cycle routes to follow, including the Three Castles trail (19 miles) and the Welsh National Cycle Route (no.42).


Horse Riding:

Several riding schools offer scenic rides through the countryside around the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.



Abergavenny has one of the busiest produce markets in Wales. The produce and craft markets are on Tuesdays and Fridays - make a visit for a freel of the local way of life for centuries.


Castles and more:

Take in some history and visit - Abergavenny Castle and Museum, St. Mary's Priory Church, Llanthony Priory Church, Raglan Castle, Chepstow Castle, The Skirrid Inn - oldest pub in Wales!

Adventurous activities

The area is fast becoming a hub for adventure activities. Below are just a few of the things that you can experience whilst staying with us. Click on the links for more information.


Paragliding and Handgliding:

(several schools operate in the area)



Caving, Climbing and Gorge Walking:

Llangorse climbing

Indoor climbing


Paintballing and Quadbiking:

Mountain Mayhem


Canoeing and Kayaking:

Mountain and Water 


The Great Western

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Opening hours


Tues: 5.00pm-11.00pm

Wed: 5.00pm-11.00pm

Thurs: 12.00pm-11.00pm

Fri: 12.00pm-12.00am

Sat: 12.00pm-12.00am

Sun: 12.00pm-10.30pm

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