Find out about this historic market town. Displays include a Victorian kitchen, saddlers workshop and traditional grocers. Housed in a hunting lodge within the castle
From prehistory to Roman remains, medieval castles and industrial heritage, there’s loads to see and do for all the family in and around Abergavenny.
Castles to explore
You don’t have to look far for a castle to visit in our neck of the woods. Check out Abergavenny’s castle and town museum for starters. Just 10 minutes’ drive away is the impressive Raglan Castle (once home to a young Henry VII) and the ‘three castles’ – White Castle, Grosmont and Skenfrith. The impressive Norman fortress of Chepstow Castle is worth a visit.
Romans and more
Our part of Wales was home to the Romans with a fortress, Roman baths and amphitheatre at Caerleon, further down the River Usk from Abergavenny. Of course the Romans’ footprints are all over – there’s even the remains of a Roman road near Sennybridge, not far from Brecon. If you’d like to explore medieval history head for the restored manor house Tretower Court and Castlenear Crickhowell, just up the A40 from Abergavenny.
Standing stones and prehistory
If you like a bit of prehistory there are standing stones and Iron Age forts to explore in this area. The Iron Age hill fort on top of Table Mountain, just outside Crickhowell, offers a bracing walk (with great views) to start you off. You can find out more about the area’s prehistory and standing stones via the Brecon Beacons National Park website. Abergavenny’s own standing stones were erected in 2009 as part of the History Society’s project to highlight the town’s importance in the Eisteddfod tradition.
Discover the world of coal mining on a real underground tour with an ex-miner who will recall his experiences of working on the coalface. Then,
Locally made paintings, pottery, wood turning, jewellery, textiles, ironwork, for sale in a converted barn. Coffee shop, toilet, ample free parking. Facilities for disabled. Open
Voted ‘Britain’s Finest Natural Wonder’. Explore the twisting passageways, great caverns, and underground waterfalls. Come face-to-face with over 250 life-sized dinosaur models, and visit the
St. Mary’s Priory is one of the largest Parish Churches in Wales. The Church contains the world famous Jesse effigy and other medieval monuments. The