As well as the numerous activities in the surrounding area, Abergavenny itself has a multitude of attractions to keep visitors and residents busy.
Situated in the middle of the town the Tuesday market is well known as one of the major markets in Wales.
Markets are also held on Friday and Saturdays. Other events held in the Market Hall include Craft Fairs, Antique Fairs, Flea Markets and the Abergavenny Food Festival. For more details visit the Abergavenny Market website.
Abergavenny Borough Theatre is part of the town hall building and dates back to 1870. Presenting a year round programme of events of professional and community productions, for more information visit the Borough Theatre website.
The Melville Theatre is the home of Gwent Theatre, an theatre company that employs professional Actors, Writers, Musicians, Designers and Technicians to devise material of real educational value for teachers, pupils and the wider community. For more information visit the Gwent Theatre website.
Gardens and Parks
Bailey Park is located in the centre of the town, it has a childrens play area and is home to Abergavenny Rugby Football club.
Linda Vista or "Beautiful View Gardens" has been cherished by the residents of Abergavenny since it opened in 1843. The gardens are home to some rare orchids and enjoy stunning views across the castle meadows to the Blorenge.
The Castle Meadows take you past the River Usk to the Bridge at Llanfoist and are used as a landing place for handgliders paragliders descending from the Blorenge.
Abergavenny Castle is one of the best examples of a motte and bailey castle in Britain. With a restored keep set on top of a man made mound, there are also enough walls remaining to show that this must have been an impressive castle when in full repair.
The museum is is set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle, where you can enjoy a picnic during the summer and a brisk walk on colder days. The museum building was formerly a hunting lodde built by the Marquess of Abergavenny. For more information visit the Abergavenny Museum website.