9 Events (Other Than The Eisteddfod) To Do In Abergavenny This Week


Whether it’s your first time in Abergavenny or you’ve lived here your entire life, one thing’s for sure, there is always lots going on!

Here’s a breakdown of what’s on for the rest of this week to help you decide what to do while the Eisteddfod is on…

Things to do (other than the Eisteddfod)

‘Lady Llanover and Her Circle’ Exhibition at Abergavenny Museum and Castle

14th July at 11:00 am – 4th September

Abergavenny Castle’s summer exhibition explores the influence of Augusta Hall (Lady Llanover) and her family & friends on Welsh Culture and the Eisteddfod. Make sure to see the stunning ‘Death of Tewdrig’ sculpture while you’re there! (Lower Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE)

Things to do (other than the Eisteddfod)

Lost Library – Border Country

29th July at 11:00 am – 5th August  at 1:00 pm

Come to Abergavenny Library (Baker St, NP7 5BD) this week from 11am to enjoy performances inspired by themes from Raymond Williams’ book Border Country.


Ar Yr Ymylon / On The Edge a fringe programme of cultural talks from borderland

Sat 30 July – Fri 5 August: Everyday 11am-1pm

Visit the Cabin of Curiosities (15 Nevill Street, NP7 5AA) for a consideration of artists and writers of the Black Mountains, past and present. Click here for the full details and lineup.


Live Music at Y Cantreff Inn

30th July at 9:00 pm – 6th August at 11:00 pm

Join Trwbz on August 3rd, Kizzy Crawford on August 4th with Jacob Elwy August 5th free at Y Cantreff Inn (61 Brecon Rd, NP7 7RA)


Live Music at ‘Bridgefest Eisteddfod 2016’

2nd August at 5:00 pm – 6th August at 11:00 pm

Head to the Bridge Inn (Merthyr Rd Llanfoist NP7 9LH) and enjoy live music beside the river.


Lady Llanover Tea at Abergavenny Castle

3rd August at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Traditional tea of Sandwiches, Savouries & Scones, Tea & Coffee and a performance by renowned triple harpists Huw Roberts and Rhiain Bebb for £29.50 at Abergavenny Museum and Castle (Castle Street NP7 5EE)


Maes Yr Angel

4th August at 4:00 pm – 6th August at 11:00 pm

The Angel Hotel’s pop-up festival celebrates the National Eisteddfod coming to Abergavenny. The entrance is on Castle Street, Just a few yards from the Maes. Enjoy the summer vibe and relax on the benches and haybales, with a range of food and drink available until late from outlets including ‘Bar Haf’.
Open from 4pm, food ‘til 11pm, and live music.
Thursday 4th August, from 5.30pm Bob Delyn & Calennig
Friday 5th August, 8pm Danielle Lewis
Saturday 6th August, 8pm Kizzy Crawford


Live Music, Blues Jam & Guest, Dafydd John

4th August at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Head to the Station Hotel (37 Brecon Rd NP7 5UH)for a night of Live Music, Blues, Jam and guest, Dafydd John.


Get Together – Open Mic night

5th August at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Love live music? Head to Get Together (27 Nevill St NP7 5AA) on Friday evening for our FREE OPEN MIC night.

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  1. So sad to see the town so empty as visitors have been bussed in and out with No footfall in the centre ! The shop holders and Market have gone the extra mile to show just what it has to offer and are left out of profit !!

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