There’s a welcome in the hillside in the beautiful Welsh town of Abergavenny; actually a welcome in seven hillsides to be precise as Abergavenny is nestled between quite a few of them. Naturally it’s the ideal spot for walkers and handily placed for exploring the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park.
Abergavenny really is a gateway to beautiful Wales and provides an idyllic base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park or indeed the Black Mountains. The stunning countryside is a walker's paradise, providing ample opportunity to take in some revitalising mountain air. There are several managed walking trails and cycleways locally and the famous walking routes of the Beacons Way, Marshes Way, Offa’s Dyke Path and the Usk Valley Walk all traverse the town.
The town is a mix of the old and the new; formerly a Roman fort, then becoming a medieval walled town, up to its transformation into the thriving market town that exists today. Evidence of Abergavenny’s medieval roots can be seen in the remains of the Grade I listed Norman stone castle that can be found just south of the town centre.
The town caters well for the more adventurous visitor with activities such as paragliding and handgliding, climbing and abseiling all available. The beautiful countryside surrounding Abergavenny is also perfect for equestrian lovers to explore with several riding centres in the area. On a similar note Chepstow racecourse is within reach if you fancy a day at the races.
With adventures to be had, countryside to explore, lots of local shops, pubs and restaurants waiting to welcome you and mountains to climb, Abergavenny could be for you. To start planning your visit search for cottages in Abergavenny today.