Sunday, 18 July 2010

Off to Abergavenny . . .

Off out bright and early (despite the rain) this morning to sample the delights of the beautiful market town of Abergavenny, situated in the south eastern corner of Wales and only 20 miles from the English border.

Abergavenny is steeped in history and enjoys an enviable position of bathing in the beauty of the Brecon Beacons national park.

As if quietly enjoying the beauty of the area was not enough, there are plenty of sights to see and things to do in and around Abergavenny. Falconry and Craft Centres, a number of impressive Castles and a whole lot more besides.

Pictured above is my Dad in the grounds of Abergavenny Castle which is sitauted just south of the town centre overlooking the meadows of the River Usk. Although the original castle is now largely in ruins there is still a tall stretch of curtain wall to the right of what would have been the gatehouse, originally from the 12th century.

The main reason for todays visit was to experience the Antique and Collectors Fayre in the Market Hall which is held on the 3rd Sunday of each Month, although I have to say there is another trip planned for next month when the Town will be bustling with a different atmosphere as they're will be hosting their 30th Gift and Craft Fayre . . . hold me back!


clare said...

Hi Hun x've have had a busy But it sounds all worth it!

I soooo love abergavenny..and its only 20mins half hour away from me....ive not been for a while..but now im on hoildays from work i will defo be making those trips up there on a tuesday for the market...and those gorgeous fish &
my parents also have a caravan sited out there..which they are there every weekend.

Glad to hear you had a lovely time..and what lovely pic's..ive never been to the castle.
Thanks for letting us know about the gift & craft fair....would so love go there..what day is it on?

TFS Hugs Clare xx

Just for you . . . said...

Hi Clare,

it's on the August Bank Holiday Monday . . . maybe i'll see you there!


Sandi Butler said...

Lovely photos, so green! The gift and craft fayre sounds fun!

clare said...

Thanks Lisa...i hope to make it..and i will defo have to look out for you...maybe we can meet up for a coffee & Chat..and of course some
Hugs Clare x