Local area guide

Living in Abergavenny

Thinking about moving to Abergavenny? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Abergavenny

Why Abergavenny is a good place to live

Abergavenny, fondly known as the ‘Gateway to Wales’, is nestled between three beautiful mountains - the Skirrid, the Blorenge, and the Sugar Loaf. This picturesque town surrounded by the stunning countryside presents a perfect blend of historical charm and modern vibrancy. It is conveniently located where the A40 meets the A465, providing easy access to the rest of Wales and nearby England. Living in Abergavenny enjoys a relaxed pace of life, a bustling high street with independent shops, and a variety of dining opportunities, ranging from quaint coffee shops to fine dining restaurants. A vibrant town with rich history, abundant outdoor activities, and annual festivals, Abergavenny offers a commendable quality of life to its residents.

What's Abergavenny famous for?

Abergavenny is famous for a number of eye-catching features. The town shines as a gastronomical hub, well-known for holding its annual Food Festival every September. This event is regarded as the biggest on the UK foodie calendar, attracting visitors from all around to experience the vibrant culinary scene. Moreover, Abergavenny is renowned for its wonderful outdoor surroundings. Situated at the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and with the Sugar Loaf mountain at its doorstep, it's seen as an appealing place for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. The Abergavenny Castle and Museum also mark a historical significance that adds to its charm.

Things to do in Abergavenny

With its scenic location and rich history, there is a variety of activities to enjoy in Abergavenny. You could explore the Abergavenny Castle and Museum for a delve into local history, or perhaps stroll around Linda Vista Gardens and enjoy the occasional outdoor concerts. Intrepid visitors can set their sights on the Blorenge, The Skirrid, and the Sugar Loaf mountains for a captivating hike with a panoramic view. The weekly markets held in the Victorian Market Hall bestow you with a cornucopia of locally produced food, antiques, and artisanal creations. If cuisines are your delight, don't miss the Abergavenny Food Festival in September. Add in the plenty of courses and workshops available nearby, from foraging to perfume making, you're never left short of things to do in Abergavenny.

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Average asking prices in Abergavenny today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£237,500

20 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£432,500

54 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£310,000

24 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£185,000

11 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Abergavenny

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Transport in Abergavenny

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Abergavenny.

Local connections

Abergavenny
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Pontypool & New Inn
National Rail
8.5 miles / 13.7 km
Ebbw Vale Town
National Rail
8.6 miles / 13.8 km
Ebbw Vale Parkway
National Rail
8.9 miles / 14.3 km
Llanhilleth
National Rail
9.8 miles / 15.8 km
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal
Ferry Port
17.9 miles / 28.8 km

Schools in Abergavenny

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Abergavenny.

Education in Abergavenny

Our Lady & St Michael's Rc
 
Cantref Primary
 
Llanfoist Fawr Primary
 
Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni
 
Llantilio Pertholey Cv Primary
 
Gilwern Primary School
 

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