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Abergavenny Museum and Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE, Wales
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+44 1873 854282
14:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 13:00

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Occupy yourself a while for free

This castle and museum is operated by the local council and entrance is free. The castle is a ruin having been blown up by the Royalists during the civil war to prevent it being... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
Cardiff, UK
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Cardiff, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This castle and museum is operated by the local council and entrance is free. The castle is a ruin having been blown up by the Royalists during the civil war to prevent it being used by the advancing Roundheads. The Georgian era building sitting like a castle keep in the high centre point of the site is now the museum... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

In 1175 local Welsh leaders were murdered here. Unfortunately, there is not much left to see of the castle. Admission to the castle ruins and museum is free. One enters through a gatehouse and there is limited parking on site, but we parked in the municipal lot a short walk away. Museum is on several floors and has items of... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Just a stone's throw from Abergavenny's shopping centre, the castle is a great place for a picnic lunch. There are a couple of picnic benches. The ruins are a spectacular sight with the mountains in the background. The museum building is splendid. The display is very varied, with local historic artefacts, an ancient Egyptian collection etc. Castle and museum well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Lovely old castle ruins. Didn't get to see the museum as it was closing for lunch.Well worth a visit

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The museum was excellent, informative , loved the WW11 exhibit. Unfortunately the castle ground were unkempt and full of litter. I'd rather have paid an entrance fee to have it well-kept and more information boards in place. A treasure to be treasured.

Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This must have been a large castle in its day. Still a lot of the remains to look at and informative boards all around the site letting you know what you are looking at and how it might have been. The museum is well worth a visit extremely friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who are more than happy to explain to... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had never visited Abergavenny before so we were pleasantly surprised. The castle and the museum whilst not very big were certainly worth a visit. They're both free. The gardens were lovely to sit in. The lady in the museum was very pleasant and there was quite a few exhibits to see. There's also a walk along the river if... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's a ruin and very small. It was lovely parks nearby. There is a museum there too. They offer nice things for children to do, such as colouring,

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Knowing some of the events that took place here adds to the atmosphere. The museum being in the castle is a bonus.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are so many ruined castles in Wales and this seems to be one of the less complete. It's free to go in which is a good thing as, whilst there is nothing wrong with it, it and the museum don't really hold the attention for long.

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