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Abergavenny

Gateway to the Brecon Beacons

Y Fenni (Welsh); twinned with Beaupreau (France) and Ostringen (Germany)

Abergavenny's status as a foodie Mecca is well established. Its annual autumn food festival is a staple on the events calendar of the Wye Valley & Vale of Usk. And its regular food and craft markets attract the creme of artisan producers from across the region.

Seven mountains surround Abergavenny. Outposts of the Brecon Beacons. Dominating the skyline are the Blorenge, Skirrid Fawr and the Sugar Loaf. You can see them from almost everywhere. You can even drink them; the town's own micro-brewery has named its ales after them.

Just to the southwest lie the River Usk and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. With such a range of landscape features close by, its hardly surprising that Abergavenny is a fantastic base for outdoor activities. Walking. Cycling and biking. Fishing. Golf. Pony-trekking. Even paragliding...

Well, you'll need some excuse for all that excellent local food and drink you'll find in Abergavenny. 

See the town website for more on visiting Abergavenny.