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Abergavenny holidays: a top foodie destination bursting with character

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Abergavenny castle ruins

This pretty Welsh town has recently gained a well deserved reputation as one of the country’s top food destinations.

Abergavenny is a charming market town in the county of Monmouthshire. It lies on the River Usk, six miles from the English border and is often called the Gateway to Wales. Abergavenny is dramatically located between seven hills, and has some of Wales’ most beautiful countryside on its doorstep. The town centre is a lovely place to explore on foot, with medieval architecture and a variety of independent shops, markets and eateries, many of which serve excellent food, prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Nearby Brecon Beacons scenery

Abergavenny has a well deserved reputation as one of Wales’ top destinations for food and drink. Every September, thousands of visitors attend the renowned Abergavenny Food Festival . Set up to celebrate Wales’ diverse food culture, this exciting event features live demonstrations, hundreds of food stalls and plenty of entertainment.

A holiday in Abergavenny would be incomplete without a wander around the Linda Vista Gardens, an oasis of calm, overlooking Castle Meadows. Built in 1875, the gardens started life as the private grounds of a villa and are now open to the public. Look out for rare orchids as you stroll past the garden’s stunning borders.

In and around Abergavenny, you’ll find a variety of welcoming cafes, traditional pubs and award-winning restaurants. One of the area’s most popular eateries is the Village Fish Bar, which has been serving the community for nearly 30 years and has a reputation for some of the best fish and chips in the region. For a good coffee and a slice of homemade cake, try the Cwtch Cafe, a stylish café which also offers delicious breakfasts and light lunches.

"This pretty Welsh town has recently gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the country’s top food destinations."

Just outside Abergavenny, you’ll find one of the area’s most renowned pubs, the Michelin-starred Walnut Tree Inn, where you can expect beautifully presented dishes, prepared with the finest local, seasonal ingredients.

Our Abergavenny cottages are an excellent base for exploring Wales, with some of the county’s most beautiful countryside on its doorstep. To the west of the town is the Brecon Beacons National Park, the rugged landscapes of which are a favourite among walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. Head south and you’ll reach the dramatic south Welsh coast, where vast, sandy beaches await discovery.

While you’re there

The Tithe Barn

Discover 1,000 years of Abergavenny's history in this historic building.

Abergavenny Museum

Step back in time at this museum in the grounds of a Norman castle.

Black Mountains Falconry

Watch these majestic birds feeding in spectacular displays.

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