Abergavenny on Market Day

Abergavenny on Market Day

Tuesday is market day so free time to browse and explore Abergavenny and its many stalls.

Abergavenny

 

The traditional gateway to South Wales approx. 1 hour drive directly north of Newport.

 

Nestled between seven hills close to the border between England and Wales, it truly is a "Gateway To Wales". Although there is evidence of humans in the area from around 4,000 B.C, the first major settlement was built by the Romans. They called their fort Gobannium, and it was occupied from 57-400 A.D.

 

In 1087, just 21 years after the invasion of the Normans, they built a castle in the area. A town grew up alongside it - this town was called 'Burgavenny'. The town grew, and sometime after 1241 a set of walls was built around the town, with four large protected gateways. The town expanded until the Black Death arrived in the late 1340s, but recovered in the 16th and 17th centuries, when the trades of weaving and tanning became the major source of income.

 

Today Abergavenny remains a vibrant town. Although there is no major industry here, the busy markets, the annual festivals and the tourists they attract support the local economy.

 

Tuesday is market day so free time to browse and explore Abergavenny and its many stalls.

Alsways a very popular trip to browse and purchase your bargains.

 

Dropped at coach/car park at bottom of hill that goes up into the town.

 

Depart for Home at Approx. 17.00

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road East Anchor Road Opposite @Bristol
Eastbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
NO COACH No Coach Travel Required
Taunton Taunton - Tower Street
Bus/Coach Station
Weston Borough Arms Borough Arms, Bus Shelter
after main entrance to old Clarks Factory
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle Bus Stop Worle Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Summer Lane Bus Shelter
Worle - Homebase Worle - Homebase Bus Stop opposite Bridge Farm
New Bristol Road
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