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Handpicked Days Out

Our hand-picked days out for 2019


Rainy Day

A visit to the Big Pit National Coal Museum at Blaenafon is becoming one of the most talked about local attractions. Follow your trip with lunch at The Old Chapel in Abergavenny and spend the afternoon wandering around this lovely old market town, taking in the Castle and Museum and The Art Shop and Gallery along the way.

Morning – The Big Pit, Blaenafon

The Big Pit is an award-winning national museum that still retains many features of its former life as a coal mine. Standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon, the tunnels and buildings that once echoed to the sound of the miners now enjoy the sound of the footsteps and chatter of visitors from all over the world. Why not take the world-famous Underground Tour? Go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face.

Lunch – The Old Chapel, Abergavenny

After your trip down the mine, drive back into Abergavenny where you can lunch at the stunning Old Chapel. Here they have simple, delicious food and of course good coffee.

Afternoon – Abergavenny Market Town

Visit The Art Shop with its own art gallery and exhibition space, Abergavenny Castle & Museum and, depending on what day you visit, there is often something exciting happening in the covered old market hall.

Upcoming events


Street Food and Craft Night Market at Abergavenny Market

Date: 9th April - 29th October 2020

Indulge in some great street food, browse the unusual craft and gift stalls...

Forest of Dean Autumn Half Marathon

Date: 27th September 2020

This race follows a forest trails course with no road crossings. It has some...

Forest Showcase Food Festival

Date: 4th October 2020

The Forest Showcase Food & Drink Festival is back at the Speech House Hotel....