Things To Do in Abergavenny

Photo of The Gym at Abergavenny Leisure Centre
Abergavenny Leisure Centre

As if quietly enjoying the beauty of the area was not enough, there are plenty of sights to see and things to do in and around Abergavenny.

Sports Activities

A well equipped Leisure Centre is situated on the Old Hereford Road for the sports enthusiast or when the weather is inclement. Including 25M swimming pool with childrens shallow end, fitness suite, squash & badminton courts with equipment available for hire.

Wernddu Golf course & range can be found on the B4521, 1 mile to the east of the town. Again with equipment for hire.

There are a number of cycling paths in the area and a welcoming club. See Abergavenny Road Club

Paraventure offer paragliding lessons if you are bored with terra firma although it will be a while before you can jump off the famous ( to flyers at least ) Blorenge mountain.

Photo of Bailey Park Abergavenny
Abergavenny Bailey Park

Sailing is available at Llangorse lake between Bwlch & Brecon to the west of Abergavenny off the A40. Also in this area is the Llangorse Rope Centre. An indoor climbing centre with over 1000Sq meters of climbing surface.

Ponytrekking is available in the Llangenny valley between Crickhowell & Abergavenny.

Speaking of horses, if you prefer to back a horse as apposed to be on the back of one, Chepstow has a very good race course situated on the Wye valley road just to the north of the town. Hereford ( 22 miles away ) also has a good race course.

Parks, Shows & Gardens

Photo of The Steam Rally in Abergavenny
The Steam Rally every May bank holiday

During summer months there is a Pick Your Own farm neighbouring the above golf facility. Various fruits depending on the month.

Bailey Park close to the center of town not only serves the community as a recreation ground but also hosts annual events including the Steam Rally, Custom Car show and "It`s a Knockout" competition. There is also a small park adjacent to the Bus station with a childrens play area.

Linda Vista gardens off Tudor street makes a very pleasant picnic site as do the Castle Meadows and River Usk if you have a hankering for water.

Castles, Museums & Mining

Photo of The Castle at Abergavenny
The Castle at Abergavenny

Fortifications abound in the Abergavenny area. Particularly good examples are at Raglan Castle, White Castle & Skenfrith to name a few . The abbey at Llanthony is a pleasure both to view and to travel to and Tintern Abbey in the Wye valley is also well worth the drive.

A Museum can be found within the grounds of the Castle with interesting exhibitions of Abergavennys past.

From above to below the ground, if you have an interest in mining, a visit to Big Pit in Blaenavon is a must. Open all year (restricted times in winter). While you are here you may also like to see the Steam Railway.

Stage & Screen

The Borough Theatre is housed inside the town hall. This modern venue with facilities for the hard of hearing and disabled attracts a diverse collection of performances ranging from local amateur dramatics to Spanish dancers to Shakespearian drama & more. Also has a licenced bar for interval drinks.

Abergavenny has general cinema situated in Lewis` Lane.

A wide range of clubs & societies are represented in Abergavenny. These include Conservative, Labour, Royal British Legion, cricket, rugby & football clubs.

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