Sunday, 11 December 2016

Abergavenny - Monmouthshire

I've come to know quite a lot about Abergavenny over the last few years because it is right in the middle of the Gwent Talking News area. We'd never been before we began the weekly recordings about Newport and South Wales, but now we have almost 550 listeners in the area.

Sight Cwmru organised a seminar in Abergavenny with some quite influential speakers and Pauline and I went down and spend a couple of days in the area.

Abergavenny means Mouth of the River Gavenny. It is a market town with a lively and thriving market, as we discovered when we parked overnight in the main car park to find that we were almost boxed in by market stalls early the next morning.

The countryside around Abergavenny is gorgeous. Surrounded by small mountains, Abergavenny is a great base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons or the Black Mountains. The Town Hall tower sits at the top of the main street and dominates, the remains of the Norman castle are still drawing visitors, and the shops are spread over quite a wide area and seem to have something to appeal to everyone.

Cross Street leading to High Street


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