The vibrant and unspoilt market town of Abergavenny also acts as the Gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park with The Black Mountains being the closest mountain range.
This allows our visitors to Abergavenny to experience our stunning scenery whilst walking, cycling and bird watching or for the more adventurous why not try paragliding or mountain biking? Family holidaymakers might like to take advantage of our close proximity to the World Heritage Site at Blaenavon with Big Pit being one of the many free local attractions.
Our eclectic mix of accommodation in Abergavenny allows all visitors' requirements to be met. Prestigious hotels, country house hotels, award winning caravan and camping sites are available alongside self catering cottages, bed and breakfast, guest houses and bunk houses. Your accommodation can be located in the town of Abergavenny or in the countryside close by complementing your chosen activity whether it is fishing the River Usk, painting the magnificent views or pony trekking in the mountains.
Why not try a family trip on the nearby steam train using our excellent public transport links. The Brecon Beacons Bus that runs from May to September to help those who holiday here and are without transport supplements this. Cardiff is but a train journey away.
Golf is very well catered for with numerous challenging courses nearby and we are only a 20-minute drive from the Ryder Cup Course 2010!
Our famous Abergavenny Food Festival recognises all that we have to offer when it said of our renowned September weekend……… ‘Feast your eyes and feed your face at the Abergavenny Food Festival, an orgy of gluttony that lasts two Dionysian days. There will be master classes, tastings, demonstrations and more than 100 stalls selling organic and locally sourced fare.’ The exceptional quality of the many prestigious restaurants and other eating experiences go to underline the importance of giving you a memorable visit.
Back in the town centre, visit the Norman castle and the restored 19th century keep. The treasures at St Mary’s Priory and the Tithe Barn next door, the many Marches castles and medieval churches surround the area, all of which are within striking distance. Experiencing our famous market days in our newly restored Victorian Market Hall adds yet another dimension to your holiday; markets changing daily include farmers, flea, collectors, craft and the original produce market.
The festival season is further enriched in high summer with an enormous variety of events. The Abergavenny Carnival, shows, concerts - all with many child friendly activities. The Borough and Melville Theatres play a huge part in this. There are numerous 'al fresco' events, such as the Steam Rally & Shire Horse Show, which illustrates our strong links both to agriculture and the surrounding industrial heritage.
All in all, the town offers a diverse range of excellent accommodation, a feast of eating experiences, exciting places to visit, and activities to suit all ages in a beautiful and idyllic location. It is the perfect place for your holiday. When asked about his favourite place in the British Isles, writer and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank replied "From my childhood, it's the Black Mountains and Abergavenny in Wales for the sensational natural scenery. I enjoy going back and driving along the high road towards Sugar Loaf Mountain, which rises like a great pyramid" (The Independent Traveller, Saturday 3 May 2008).
And finally……… Did you know The Knight bus in Harry Potter's ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban’ stops in Abergavenny! Not to mention the fact that Marty Wilde enjoyed ‘Taking a trip up to Abergavenny’
Brief GROUP TOUR Itinerary:
DAY of DEPARTURE
Depart from your choice of pick up point in your hometown giving plenty of time to make the leisurely journey to Abergavenny. Regular comfort stops and a lunch halt will be made en-route as traffic dictates
On reaching the hotel, the driver will unload the luggage for immediate check in. The rest of the evening is free at leisure
DAYS in RESORT
Free time in Abergavenny, take your choice of day excursions, stay 1,2,3,4 or 5 nights or more
DAY of RETURN
After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to the hotel and its staff and rejoin the Five Star Travel coach for the return journey home. Comfort stops will be made at regular intervals when time and traffic allows
We will collect you from your chosen pick up point(s) in a choice of 25, 29, 35, 49, 51, 74 or 83 seater coaches.
Is provided in 2, 3 or 4 bedded rooms with private en-suite facilities
A limited number of single rooms are available at a small supplement, maybe even free if the hotel is willing
Most hotels provide evening entertainment of some form, you will be advised on which nights when booking
All rooms are booked on a bed & breakfast cooked basis.
An evening meal option is available at a supplement on any nights of your stay
Optional Extra Night(s)
Why not stay extra night(s) and spend more time in resort or have a choice of optional day excursions
Day excursion ideas, when extra nights booked:
Local Tourist attractions:
All itineraries are suggestions and can be adapted to suit your group requirements