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Abergavenny: A Gem in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Abergavenny: A Gem in the Brecon Beacons National Park

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Nestled in the south-eastern corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Abergavenny is a picturesque town with a rich history, vibrant local food scene, and fantastic outdoor activities. With the majestic Black Mountains as its backdrop, Abergavenny is an ideal destination for those who love nature, history, and gourmet delights. In this blog, we'll take you on a journey through this charming town and its surrounding countryside, sharing our top picks for what to do and see when you visit.

Embrace the Great Outdoors:

View of the Brecon Beacons National Park -

Abergavenny's prime location within the Brecon Beacons National Park means that there is no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy. From walking and cycling to birdwatching and stargazing, there's something for every adventurer. Take on the trails that criss-cross the Black Mountains, or cycle along the serene Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Savour Local Flavours:

A chef is setting food alight at the Abergavenny Food Festival -

Abergavenny is a food lover's paradise, with the annual Abergavenny Food Festival drawing in crowds from far and wide. Throughout the year, you'll find delicious locally-produced food at various markets and eateries. Don't miss the chance to indulge in the gastronomic delights served up at charming gastro pubs, historic inns, and fine restaurants in the town and surrounding countryside.

Delve into Abergavenny's Rich History:

Abergavenny Castle -

History buffs will be enchanted by Abergavenny's storied past. Discover the town's medieval castles, mansions, and Roman ruins, and marvel at ancient standing stones. Nearby, the Blaenavon World Heritage Site and Big Pit mine offer a fascinating glimpse into Wales' industrial heritage.

Explore the Charming Town Centre:

Abergavenny town centre -

Abergavenny's bustling town centre is home to a variety of shops, galleries, and cafes. Browse for unique souvenirs and local crafts, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque streets. Don't forget to visit the regular markets where you can purchase quality local produce to take home.

Unwind at a fabulous house:

Fairlea Grange

After a day of exploring, come back to one of the most charming houses Big House Holiday Lets has to offer  –the gloriously quirky Fairlea Grange. This imposing Gothic Townhouse was once the childhood home of Ethel Lina White, whose book The Wheel Spins was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock into the classic hit movie, The Lady Vanishes. It is now a large holiday house available to rent for celebrations and get-togethers with family or friends from 12 – 24 people.

Abergavenny is a true gem in the Brecon Beacons National Park, offering visitors an unforgettable experience of Welsh history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a food connoisseur, or a history lover, this charming town has something for everyone. Come and uncover the magic of Abergavenny for yourself.

  • Fairlea Grange

    Prices from £1,975.00

    This striking gothic townhouse in the heart of Abergavenny is full of character and inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic movie The Lady Vanishes. It was the childhood home of Ethel Lina White who wrote the original novel. If you want your stay to evoke a dramatic atmosphere this is the holiday home for you! 9 bedrooms, sleeping up to 24 people with 2 lounges , 2 kitchens , games Room, Hot Tub, enclosed garden in walking distance of town centre and Station. Pet friendly.

    • 9 bedrooms, 7 ensuites
    • Pets Welcome
    • Games Room
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Near Brecon Beacons