Gill Wakley of Abergavenny Local History Society and Clare Scutts
Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011 2:30pm
Start & finish point: Abergavenny Tourist information Office SO 304138 Finish Angel Hotel Abergavenny
Distance: Approx 1 mile
Time of walk: Approx 1 hour
Description: Join us on this short easy route to discover the history of Gobannium (the Roman name for Abergavenny). We visit the standing stones at Swan Meadows to hear about the “Gwent Bee”, Lady Llanover and how she was instrumental in promoting the Welsh way of life. We then move through the ages past St. Mary’s Priory Church, Tithe Barn, Abergavenny Market Hall and Abergavenny Castle. We discover the town’s links with Owain Glyndwr and Henry VIII and answers to questions such as: “why did men long ago wear wigs”? Then it is on to an old coaching inn, the Angel Hotel, to indulge in afternoon tea.
The Angel Hotel has won The Tea Guild’s prestigious Top City and Country Hotel Tea Award 2011. To round off your walk with a leisurely Afternoon Tea (cakes, pastries, scone and sandwiches with a choice of teas, infusions or coffee) please reserve a table by calling 01873 857121.
For more information visit The Angel Hotel website.
Price: £3.50 per ticket for the historical tour.
This walk is no longer on sale. You might like to consider a walk from our June 2012 festival.