Facilities & Attractions
The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal runs near Abergavenny, through Govilon and Gilwern. There is a 35 mile navigable section which is populated by many interesting canal boats. The route runs past some fantastic natural areas and interesting landmarks.
Abergavenny Cinema opened in 2011 on Baker Street. It has 2 screens and is wheelchair accessible. The cinema doesn’t take bookings – tickets are only sold on the door, and their listings can be found below:
Abergavenny Community Centre
The community centre brings people together to socialise, nurture relationships, and create new opportunities.
They are a mainstream, grassroots organisation that understands that life is complicated, and that the best kind of help is simple, practical, and within reach.
Abergavenny Leisure Centre
The leisure centre is located in the grounds of King Henry VIII School. It’s open 7 days a week and has a number of facilities available including a swimming pool, a gym, a sports hall, squash courts and multi-use games areas.
The library is located on Baker Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday every week. It provides access to a great selection of books as well as audiobooks and DVDs and also has free WiFi access.
The historical Abergavenny Market is in the heart of the town and is always bustling with locals and visitors. For information about the town's various markets click below.
The skatepark is located near King Henry VIII School. It’s a concrete skatepark and features a good selection of obstacles for beginners and intermediates. It’s free to access and easy to find.
Abergavenny Tennis Club
Abergavenny Tennis Club is located near King Henry VIII School. It has a selection of hard, carpet and small courts as well as a practice wall and a clubhouse with wheelchair access. They run 'social tennis sessions' on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and offer various lessons.
Bailey Park is the home of Abergavenny Rugby Club, and has long played host to a number of the town’s events – in fact, it was the site of the 1913 National Eisteddfod as well as the annual Steam Rally, and Shire Horse Show. The park is well kept and has a children’s play area.
Belgrave is a large public-access park in Abergavenny that features a children’s play area. The pitch is used by junior football teams, and recreationally. Each year, Belgrave Park hosts a well-attended fireworks event for Bonfire Night.
The Borough Theatre hosts a selection of professional and community productions all year round ranging from comedy to music to theatre. The theatre is part of the town hall building and seats 338 people.
Plas Gunter Mansion
Plas Gunter Mansion in Cross Street has a remarkable history. Built around 1600, it became a centre for illegal Catholic masses. With its hidden Catholic chapel and its gorgeous 17th century ceiling, the mansion urgently needs refurbishment. An exhibition about the building is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10.30am to 4pm.
Located directly next to the bus station, the park features the Gavenny River and a stone circle which was erected in 1912 to commemorate the National Eisteddfod that was held at Bailey Park the following year.
Castle & Museum
What remains of Abergavenny Castle is truly one of the town's historic highlights. The site is now host to the museum, which is great to learn about the history of the town and the castle. There are exhibitions, and regular workshops and events making it a great day out. Entrance is free.
Next to the River Usk is a well-kept meadow. Castle Meadows will soon play host to the Eisteddfod. It’s a large open space which is great for a relaxing riverside walk. ‘Friends of Castle Meadows’ often hold events there.
Cibi Walk Shopping Centre
Cibi Walk has a range of shops including Poundland, Wilkinsons, Shoe Zone, Chock Shop and others. It's open until 6pm on every day except Sunday, when it closes at 4pm. For some of the shops you will find there click below.
Their long term vision is to establish a series of community gardens, orchards and allotment sites, throughout Abergavenny and its neighbouring areas, serving each neighbourhood and providing people with the opportunity to grow their own food.
Abergavenny Cricket Club
Abergavenny Cricket Club is available for all types of functions, including christenings, weddings, birthdays and many more. It has 2 licensed bars, catering facilities and seating areas - available to hire year-round.
Linda Vista Gardens
Located between Abergavenny Police Station and Castle Meadows, Linda Vista is one of the town’s best kept secrets - originally built in 1875 and acquired by the council in 1957. The garden is a great place to relax and enjoy yourself with friends and family, particularly in the summer.
The Melville Centre is a community arts centre in the heart of Abergavenny. They have regular theatre performances, activities and even offer rooms for hire.
Monmouthshire Golf Club
Monmouthshire Golf Club is located in Llanfoist. It offers memberships, and the opportunity to play for non-members. It also has the facilities to host functions and weddings.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain
The Sugar Loaf Mountain is around 2 miles north of Abergavenny. It is perhaps one of the most defining views of Abergavenny. From the summit, it's possible to see as far as the Bristol Channel, and Somerset. It's a popular mountain to climb, offering a relatively easy path from the car park.
The Sugarloaf Vineyards
The Sugarloaf Vineyards are at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. The wine produced at the vineyard has won multiple awards, and they offer tours around the vineyard and wine tasting for groups of 8-25 people.
The Tithe Barn
The Tithe Barn was originally built in the 12th century, and was restored in 2002 by the Church. It exhibits some of Abergavenny's history, including the Abergavenny Tapestry. The Tithe Barn is free to enter, and guided tours can be booked in advance.
White Castle Vineyard
White Castle vineyard is situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of Monmouthshire in the village of Llanvetherine close to the towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth.
They offer conducted vineyard tours followed by wine tasting @ 3pm Friday-Sunday including Bank holidays.