Abergavenny Farm Holidays
Places to go : Things to do
Our holiday cottages offer you a choice of self-catering or bed and breakfast in the heart of the Black Mountains, the eastern section of the Brecon Beacons National Park, close to key Black Mountain attractions such as the Offa's Dyke footpath. Just walk out of your door through our farmed fields and out to open moorland.
Not only is the scenery in this part of Wales outstanding, but there is so much to see and do. The area is full of historic nooks and crannies; castles and ancient churches abound as well as evidence of Wales's industrial heritage.
Monmouthshire is particularly rich in castles - more per square mile than anywhere else in Wales - so you can get a feel for our history by visiting Raglan, Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont Castle. The churches of St Mary's in Abergavenny with its carved Jesse Tree, the crooked St Martin's at Cwmyoy half falling off the mountain, the remote St Iussi's at Partrishow with its powerful wall paintings, and the mysterious ruins of Llanthony Priory, are all wonderfully atmospheric places to visit.
The industrial sites of the Big Pit and the 18th Century ironworks at Blaenavon give a real insight into the driving forces of Britain's Industrial Revolution. Both have recently been awarded 'World Heritage' status.
The canals and tramways around the magnificent Clydach Gorge were built to link rural Abergavenny to the industrial South Wales Valleys. Many are now excellent walkways worth following.
Experience the countryside by walking the hills and valleys. There are memorable walks along the Wye Valley and also the high ridge of Offa's Dyke path with outstanding views out over England or westwards into the Black Mountains. A huge number of lesser footpaths also criss-cross the area. A more challenging day would be to walk the length of the ridges of the Black Mountains or to climb our own Sugar Loaf Mountain. Cyclists can use the Sustrans cycle route 42.
The Brecon Beacons National Park and the surrounding area is also one of the foremost locations for outdoor pursuits and activities in the British Isles. These range from mountain biking, horse riding, pony trekking, hang gliding, paragliding and climbing, to canoeing, caving, raft building... Narrow-boat trips along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal are also available, and guided walks and bike rides from Hay-on-Wye.
Remember there are many gardens and nurseries around Abergavenny to visit during the summer, and several private gardens which are open to the public under the National Gardens Scheme.
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