Contact the Centre
Monmouthshire NP7 5ND
Tel: +44(01873) 853254
GPS: 51.821677, -3.015344
Open 6 days per week
Monday to Saturday: 10am -2pm
Services include: Accommodation reserving solution,
Nationwide Express Scheduling Provider,
Ticket product sales for many neighborhood occasions
Tapestry & Exhibition
Please get in touch with the Centre with many inquiries
In regards to the Tithe Barn
The Tithe Barn was initially built-in the twelfth Century to keep Tithes – fees paid on Priory’s monks because of the men and women residing regarding the monastic estate. Following the dissolution of St Mary’s Priory in 1542, the building was utilized for numerous reasons, including a theatre in seventeenth Century and a discotheque inside twentieth Century.
The Church took ownership of the Tithe Barn and was undertaken in 2002 to stabilise the building and can continue being seen practically 900 years after it had been first-built.
These days, site visitors throughout society come to find out about the interesting and turbulent history of the Priory Church and also to marvel within magnificent Abergavenny Tapestry which took a separate staff of 60 women very nearly four years to accomplish.
Abergavenny Tourist Ideas and National Park Centre is conveniently operating out of the town inside Tithe Barn near the Cathedral. It is ideally positioned as a ‘Gateway’ centre to learn the Brecon Beacons nationwide Park and Mid Wales, while also becoming perfectly situated to provide wide-ranging information on the gorgeous foodies haven that is Monmouthshire.
It's a networked ‘Visit Wales’ center and thus offers a full range of solutions. The knowledgeable staff will allow you to make the most of your stay static in the area and you will be more than happy to assist plan your trip on through Wales
They may be able offer you many a few ideas of the best place to go, what to do, how to get truth be told there and locations to remain.
The center shares numerous free leaflets about the immediate and larger area as well as sells regional guide books, OS maps, several walking publications and other interesting publications and Welsh souvenirs, Welsh food and confectionery, postcards and handmade cards, love spoons and jewellery.
Long called 'the Gateway to Wales' and outstanding base for examining the east achieves associated with Brecon Beacons National Park, Abergavenny is a thriving market city (14000pop.) with a decent choice of stores and places to eat.
You will find seven mountains surrounding Abergavenny all of which could be walked from the city center. The Sugar Loaf and Skirrid Fawr tend to be filled with personality; an ascent of either of them will stick into the memory long after your see. Close by, the River Usk moves beside Castle Meadows although the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal snakes around the wooded mountains of Blorenge over the valley. The city is preferably positioned for access in to the valleys associated with Ebony Mountains.
Abergavenny has a beneficial number of accommodation for walkers along with other outdoor tasks like pony trekking, mountain cycling and fishing can be found close-by.
The town itself is steeped ever, through the Romans which knew it as Gobannio together with Normans which built the magnificent palace which now houses the neighborhood record museum. St. Mary’s Priory Church, occasionally called the 'Westminster Abbey of Wales', homes among other things a marvelous Medieval carving of Jesse, daddy of King David. Nearby toward Church could be the Tithe Barn which now serves as a café, visitor information and resource centre.
The Victorians built the Market Hall in which regular once a week markets take place; the primary marketplace day is Tuesday whilst smaller markets are held on a Friday and Saturday. The meals Festival presented in September every year is currently globally famous and gives town a genuine carnival environment; its growing reputation as a food destination has actually attracted a number of popular chefs into location to set up restaurants.