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Abergavenny is reachable from our Goytre Wharf canal boat holidays marina.

Starting Marina(s) : Goytre Wharf

Canal(s) : Monmouthshire and Brecon

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The Brecon Beacons National Park was designated in 1957 and is surrounded by traditional Welsh towns and stunning landscape. The scenery is very diverse from the rolling countryside and valleys to splendid waterfalls and caves. If you want to have a go at an outdoor activity there are plenty of centres which hire equipment and teach new skills.

Abergavenny is set in the valley close by to the banks of the River Usk and is surrounded on three sides by the hills which form part of Black Mountain range. The Romans occupied a timber fort here from 50 - 150 AD. the fort known as Gobannium translates to the place of the ironsmiths,

The Norman Castle is a picturesque ruin set against a spectacular backdrop of the mountains which surround the town. Set in it's grounds is the towns museum which have on view many local artefacts. View the displays which tells the story of the town from prehistory times right to the present day. Enjoy a picnic in the gardens that surround the castle or take a stroll through The Castle Meadows to the River Usk and onto the Bridge at Llanfoist.

The village of Llanfoist itself is situated beneath the Brecon Beacons National Park rising 1,838 feet above sea level in the vale of the River Usk For the adventitious the mountains can be reached on foot from Llanfoist and well worth the climb as the views from the top are among the best in South Wales.

The Brecon Beacons National Park was designated in 1957 and is surrounded by traditional Welsh towns an stunning landscape. The scenery is very diverse from the rolling countryside and valleys to splendid waterfalls and caves. If you want to have a go at an outdoor activity there are plenty of centres which hire equipment and teach new skills.

The Llanthony Abbey nestles in the Black Mountains on the Welsh/English border in the secluded valley of Llanthony. The Priory dates from the twelfth century and was inhabited by an Augustinian community.

Wales is renowned for its wealth of ruined castle that are scattered throughout the rugged landscape Raglan Castle, Skenfrith and White Castle are all worth a visit. Let your imagination run away with you as you explore the now ruins of theses once magnificent castles.

With a wide variety of restaurants and pubs there is bound to be somewhere to cater for your your culinary tastes. Each year the town plays hosts to the Abergavenny Food Festival where, for a weekend each September. you can experience a great gastronomic delight. The High Street is home to a wide range of local shops selling a huge range of individual gifts. Abergavenny is a market town and the recently refurbished market hall houses the local Antiques and Collectors Fairs and Local Produce Market.

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