Local attractions in Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons

Abergavenny TownPlaces to visit

  • Abergavenny market town with its castle and regular craft and antique markets
  • Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Site: www.world-heritage-blaenavon.org.uk
  • Usk town and Rural Life Museum
  • City of Cardiff with Millennium Stadium, castle and waterfront development
  • Hay on Wye town of books and the Guardian Literary Festival
  • Monmouth and the museum dedicated to Charles Rolls of Rolls Royce fame
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Hereford - visit the Mappa Mundi
  • St Mary’s Church Llanfair Kilgeddin featuring decorative SCAFFITO by Heywood Sumner
  • Medieval Castles: Raglan, Chepstow, Abergavenny, Skenfrith, Whitecastle and Grosmont.

Activities

  • Golf: Alice Springs Golf Course with 2 courses, Monmouthshire Golf Course, Rolls of Monmouth, Raglan and 20 mins to Celtic Manor Ryder Cup Course 2010
  • Cycling: rewarding cycle routes Monmouthshire Brecon Canal and cycle route 42
  • Walking: Usk Valley Walk, Brecon Beacons National Park,Black Mountains,Offas Dyke
  • Pony Trekking: in the Black Mountains or Brecon Beacons.

Shows & festivals

May

  • Hay on Wye Literary Festival
  • Abergavenny Steam Vintage and Veteran Rally
  • Llantilio Crossenny Music and Drama festival
  • Welsh Cider Festival

June

  • Wales Open Golf Celtic Manor
  • Abergavenny Eisteddfod

July

  • Abergavenny Shire Horse Show
  • Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Builth Wells

August

  • Monmouthshire Agricultural Show
  • Monmouth Festival

September

  • Abergavenny Food Festival
  • Pandy Ploughing Match
  • Usk Agricultural Show

Places to eat & drink

  • The Charthouse Bar and Bistro
  • Cripple Creek Inn
  • THE Hardwick
  • The Foxhunter at Nantyderry
  • The Bell at Skenfrith