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Ruth Coulthard of Brecon Beacons National Park and Abergavenny Walkers are Welcome Group explains why we should.

Holiday at Home

Why spend hours of travelling to another holiday destination, and shelling out for the privilege, when there is so much to enjoy right here on our doorstep? We are blessed in Abergavenny to be a central hub to some fabulous attractions that rival many other areas of the UK and abroad.


The Mon & Brec canal

Recently the Abergavenny Walkers are Welcome group held an event which showcased the huge variety of walks on offer in our area. While others spend time and money travelling from across Europe to visit our region, we have the advantage of being able to enjoy this for free, simply by stepping out of our front door. From mountain hikes to gentle valley walks and canal side strolls, there really is an amazing variety on offer. Why not combine this with other activities such as taking part in a geocaching adventure or trying out one of the local food walks – all information on these and more are available from the Tourist Information Centre by the Abergavenny bus station.

The splendour of the Brecon Beacons is also within easy reach of us, with the delightful towns of Hay on Wye, Crickhowell, Talgarth and Brecon nearby. From majestic waterfalls, to striking mountain scenery there is a wonderful diversity to be uncovered in the National Park.

Don’t fancy driving or combining your visit to a local hostelry? On Sundays and Bank Holidays during the summer, you can catch the Beacons Bus and take advantage of local guides to learn more. You might even want to try out the new electric bikes available for hire at the information centre.

There is also no shortage of places to enjoy fine dining and real ales – and there’ll be no associated guilt about treating yourself because you’ll have saved loads of money by staying at home! Many restaurants in and surrounding our town enjoy national acclaim and serve the best of local produce.

Abergavenny Food Festival

The Abergavenny Food Festival

To top it off, we also have some of the best festivals and events in the country including the UK’s top cycling festival and food festivals as well as a new Jazz Festival set to be held in August.

With all of this, and much more on offer, why look elsewhere? To plan your adventure visit the friendly information centre by the bus station or visit

Article by Ruth Coulthard

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