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Abergavenny Museum and Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE, Wales
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14:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 17:00
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It's a castle, or at least the ruins of one. It's free to enter and there are really good information boards with some effort to make them accessible for youngsters. Close to the... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very cute little museum and informative information about the ruins. We went as a couple in our 40s and didn't, spend very long there. However, if we had brought our children I am sure that we would have stayed longer as there is a family feel to the place. Lots of lovely outdoors space including some crochet treetrunk covers. Lots... More 

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Thank Rosie_S_11
United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It's a small ruins and museum but still well worth a visit. Free entry and plenty of good information boards giving the history of the castle. There was ample seating and it all seemed very well looked after, including the museum which had some well themed displays for such a small museum. Abergavenny itself was very lively and bustling during... More 

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1 Thank Eccentric87
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It was an interesting visit. The first time we have visited the castle. Free entry as well. The museum was also interesting as at the time it was also displaying an Egyptian Display which was good. We enjoyed the experience and recommend it to visitors to Abergavenny.

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Thank Douglas A
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69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went on a very rainy and cold day but the museum was warm and free . It's a modest museum by any standards but the outer features include turrets and looks like a modern castle . The castle has good signage and it has great views of the town too as you claim by to the museum. I'm not... More 

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Thank Doublewhisky44
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It's a castle, or at least the ruins of one. It's free to enter and there are really good information boards with some effort to make them accessible for youngsters. Close to the town centre.

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Thank Jeremy1501
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The castle grounds are really quite nice to walk around. Unfortunately the museum is awful and spoiled the visit. It could be good as there are artifacts on show that were found around the local streets. After this we took all of 5 minute looking around some confused stuff e.g. stuffed birds and animals? Odd.....

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Thank clare h
Woking, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

What a sweet little set of ruins. Not much to look at, but plenty to read inside the museum. There was a strange art installation on the middle floor of the museum which although was based on the history, felt a bit out of place... A bit awkward. A few bits of tree or horn placed with sand and coal..... More 

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Thank Steph R
Leicester, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A short walk from the town centre with good views and a museum, All free to visit and nice area to walk around. Spent less than an hour there might have stayed longer at different time of year but it was just too cold and wintery!

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Thank ClanAnderson
Portishead, United Kingdom
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412 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Fascinating ruins, wow how people used to live ay ! The grounds around the castle are an impressive park, with a stroll down to the river, then head for the bridge and walk back into town, at the bottom of the high St there is a semi open / covered area full of small charming cafe'sleading to the upper section... More 

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Thank garylomas
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98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We didn't visit the museum but the castle grounds were interesting and provided for great views of the countryside.

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