Abergavenny parking information, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire (Picture Index)
Nevill Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

Abergavenny is a thriving market town with a very good selection of shops and places to eat and because of that it is also very busy. Originally the site of a Roman fort it became a Medieval walled town complete with castle.

It is situated at the confluence of the River Usk and the Gavenny, a tributary stream, and just south of the town is the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal.

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St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

St. Mary's Church was originally a Norman Priory Church and unfortunately, like many churches, was subjected to Victorian period refurbishment in the 19th century, with little trace of the original Norman architecture surviving.

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The Gate House, Abergavenny Castle, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

The Gate House, Abergavenny Castle.

The first stone parts of the castle were built soon after 1100 AD and it was almost entirely rebuilt of stone in 1190. More stone modifications were added in the 13th and 14th centuries and the town wall was built about the same time.

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Keepers Pond, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

A few miles south of Abergavenny is Keepers Pond. A popular local beauty spot in heather moorland.

The pond was built in the early 19th century to provide water for Garnddyrys Forge nearby but the forge was dismantled during the 1860s and whilst the pond no longer fulfilled an industrial purpose, it rapidly became a local beauty spot. It also acquired the name Keeper's Pond because the gamekeeper of the grouse moors lived in a cottage nearby.

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The Sugar Loaf from the Keeper's Pond, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
The Sugarloaf seen from near the Keeper's Pond, Abergavenny.

At just under 2000 feet it is a relatively easy walk to the top giving panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Two paths can be seen in this view. One going up to the right-hand end of the ridge and another going up to the left-hand end of the ridge.

There a are a number of free car parks near its base.

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The Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
The Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal, Abergavenny.

Meandering through the Welsh countryside the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is one of the most beautiful and peaceful waterways following the line of the Usk Valley through the Brecon Beacons National Park for 35 miles. This canal is not connected to the main British canal network.

This canal passes through Llanfoist on the edge of Abergavenny.

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Linda Vista Gardens, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Linda Vista Gardens, Abergavenny.

Linda Vista Gardens is a well-preserved and richly-planted urban public park with origins as a private garden. This is demonstrated in the intricate layout of the formal part of the garden, and in the exceptional quality and variety of the planting, which includes unusual specimen trees and shrubs.

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