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Abergavenny Museum and Castle

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Nice little museum; interesting ruins

The castle ruins and museum are both free of charge and open most days (including Sunday). Several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Interesting ruined castle

The castle and the museum are free to enter. It is very close to the town centre so worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle ruins and museum are both free of charge and open most days (including Sunday). Several large chunks of wall are still extant from the castle, and there are information boards around the site to provide more information. The museum has a few Roman...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The castle and the museum are free to enter. It is very close to the town centre so worth a visit if you are in town. Information boards tell you all about it's history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kalo_Chorio
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Very interesting to visit. Good detail on its history and the town. In the museum they have an interesting exhibition by a local artist whose paintings reflect "adult fairy tales" written by Ben Okri Would recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jbrover
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Small museums are often the best - and this is no exception. Spent half an hour here - interesting local exhibits plus a current exhibition of world war propaganda drawings - very interesting. Free of charge too, in the castle grounds - which are also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S9391LSrobg
Reviewed 19 October 2018

It was easy to find parking close by and was free entry. There was a great display of knitting on the trees in the castle grounds. The museum was the highlight with a special exhibition of posters from the First World War but also local...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DrWilliamSterling
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We spent a fabulous few hours here exploring the grounds and castle on a gloriously sunny day ! It’s a wonderful place to take children ! Grounds are lovely lots of places to sit and enjoy ! I loved the willow tunnels too ! Worth...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Colettewattswilkins
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ruins of the castle and a quaint museum build into the castle. This was a perfect backdrop for part of the food festival, but I've no doubt it would be lovely to see on its own merit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neil S
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Our first time to Abergavenny, The parking is close by the castle ruins are interesting with lovely views but we found the museum more so with very helpful assistance on some of the artefacts religious aspects of the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J6164YLpeterw
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The castle ruins, looking out over the the top of Abergavenny town centre is a must visit, to help understand a little about the town's history. It's a shame there's not much left, but we were pleased to spend an hour on site and take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 356speedster1975
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great museum with lovely views across the valley. The whole place gave a real sense of history. You could imagine how difficult it would be to storm the castle back in the day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nora M
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Kim F
29 March 2018|
Response from rachaelr0gers |
Dear Kim, Only assistance dogs are permitted in the castle grounds and the museum. However Castle Meadows which is adjacent to the castle is dog friendly.