Rainy Days

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Rain won’t stop play if you’re visiting Abergavenny – there’s plenty to do come rain or shine.

You’ll find indoor attractions and activities in and around Abergavenny and there are loads of places within easy travelling distance to visit until the showers pass.

Boutique Shops

Try a spot of shopping in town where you’ll find plenty of individual boutiques like the art shop, music shop, vintage shop, old fashioned sweet shop and even a wool shop as well as more familiar chain names.

Find out more on our Eat Drink Shop pages.

Locally Produced Food

Abergavenny has more than its fair share of shops selling locally-produced food too – you can visit the butcher, the baker and the farmer’s market (monthly). There is a three-times weekly market in the town’s market hall too.

Millenium Centre Cardiff

Or you could head the other way down the train line to visit Cardiff (just 40 minutes’ away) with its many attractions. Wales’ capital city boasts attractions including the National Museum and art gallery, Wales Millennium Centre, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle and the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay to name a few.


If you’re staying in town, why not check out what’s on at the Borough Theatre or the Baker Street Cinema. Why not try a guided tour of the Tithe Barn with its magnificent tapestry – or get your history fix at Abergavenny Museum at the castle with its interactive displays and dressing up box for kids.

Big Pit Mining Museum

Further afield why not go underground with a visit to either the National Coalmining Museum at Big Pit in Blaenavon or the Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park (less than an hour away).

Churches & Abbeys

You could hop on the train to Hereford and visit Hereford Cathedral to see the famous Mappa Mundi or stroll around town for some shopping, eating and drinking. Discover more Herefordshire things to do and towns to visit. Closer to home why not visit St Mary’s Church in Abergavenny and pop next door to the Tithe Barn to see the town tapestry (upstairs)?

Angel Hotel Interior

While you’re in town, why not stop in a café for coffee, have a pub lunch or go for an award-winning afternoon tea at the Angel Hotel?

Children Playing

Or keep the kids happy with indoor activities like the indoor play barn (called Kingdom Come) or wear them out at Aber Rocks for indoor bouldering. You could try the park at Swan Meadow – there is a play area for kids behind the standing stones.

Find out what’s on in the Brecon Beacons National Park

The National Park Visitor Centre is in Libanus, near Brecon. There are regular events there – including family-friendly events – as well as in locations around the National Park too.