Local Attractions - Monlife

Local Attractions

There are many things to see and do in Abergavenny and the surrounding area, including:

St Mary’s Priory Church 

The Church is one of the largest and finest Parish Churches in Wales. It was, in historic times, referred to as being “The Westminster Abbey of Wales” and houses a most significant collection of medieval monuments and artefacts.

The Borough Theatre

The Borough Theatre is a warm, intimate and yet modern 338 seat venue situated in the centre of the picturesque border town of Abergavenny, the traditional Gateway To Wales.

Abergavenny Market

Abergavenny is famous as a market town, with the Tuesday Retail Market being most well-known. The market also offers regular Flea Markets, Craft Fairs, Farmers’ Markets and Antiques & Collectors Fairs.

Linda Vista Gardens, Bailey Park, and Castle Meadows

Three wonderful open spaces within the town.

Surrounding Area

Llanthony Abbey

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

Capel Y Ffin

Close to Llanthony is the monastery built by Rev. Joseph Leycester Lyne, known as Father Ignatius, who attempted to start monastic life in the Church of England. Later it was the home of Eric Gill, famous sculptor and typographer.

For further tourist information, please visit www.visitmonmouthshire.com