Penwythnos yr Ŵyl / Festival weekend
21–22 Medi / 21–22 September
Cyrraedd yma a mynediad / Getting here and access
Opening Times – 2013 Festival
Saturday: 9.30am to 6.00pm (last entry 5.30pm except the Castle are which closes at 5.00pm)
Sunday: 9.30am to 5.00pm
Festival Box Offices open: 9.00am.
Festival Car parks: 8.00am to 8.00pm. Gates are CLOSED & LOCKED at 8pm*
Park & Ride Buses (Saturday only): First bus from 9.00am - LAST BUS (from town pickup/drop off point) leaves at 6.30pm.
* If you are coming to an evening event (e.g. 'Party at the Castle') you should move your car to one of the towns car parks before the Festival car parks close.
This overview map shows all the main market venues. When you come to the Festival you will be given a complimentary Festival Guide with individual venue maps and exhibitor listings.
Easter – Sept: 10am-5pm
Abergavenny Tourist Information Centre
Swan Meadow (Bus Station Car Park),
Monmouth Road, Abergavenny NP7 5HL
Tel 01873 853254
Festival car parking
Festival car parking will be clearly signed:
Park & Walk (Saturday and Sunday)There will be two Park & Ride car parks available on Saturday 15th September, signs on the main trunk roads approaching Abergavenny will clearly identify both locations.
Castle Meadows (10 minutes. walk), access from the A465 (Heads of the Valleys road)
Bailey Park (5 minute walk), access from the A465 (Hereford to Abergavenny road)
PARK & RIDE (Saturday only)
Getting to the 2013 Festival
Satellite navigation devices: When using satellite navigation devices to get to the Festival please be aware that routes to car parks have all been strategically devised to ease congestion. It is important that you follow Festival signage when nearing the town.
By car: The M4 from London, the South-East and Home Counties, the A40 via the Cotswolds, Gloucester and Monmouth; the M6, M5, M50 and A40 from the North and Midlands or through the Welsh Marches by way of the A449, A465 or A46. Follow Festival signage to nearest car park.
By Coach: There are regular long-distance services to Newport (nationalexpress.com and uk.megabus.com). From there it's a 10 minute walk to Newport station for a regular train service to Abergavenny. National Express also runs a direct coach once daily to Abergavenny from Yorkshire via Derby and Birmingham (connect here from North West England and Scotland).
By Rail: Abergavenny is served by fast and frequent train services on the Cardiff to Manchester line. Connections from London Paddington, Bristol and the South West of England are available at Newport. Connections from Birmingham at Hereford.
To search all available travel options, both public and private, local and long distance, visit www.transportdirect.info
Festival venue access
All the main market venues are fully accessible to wheelchair-users and mobility scooters. The Borough Theatre (which is being used for some individually ticketed events) is located on the 2nd floor. There is lift access from the market hall. Please contact the Borough Theatre for more details (01873 850805). St Michael's Centre is approximately 12 minutes walk from the centre of town.
Car park access
Bailey Park is the most suitable for people bringing their own wheelchairs and scooters. All town car-parks have allocated parking.
Hearing assistance is available at all our indivdually ticketed events
Shopmobility will be running on Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Sunday by arrangement. To be sure of securing a scooter, please book in advance by calling Freephone 0800 298 3656. Situated in Castle Street car park.
Under 16s must be accompanied and have a wristband.
No dogs or other pets (other than assistance dogs) are allowed in food venues or food preparation areas.
10am – 5pm, Sunday 8 December 2013 Fabulous festive produce, top quality specialist exhibitors, inspirational demonstrations and much more. Information available here later in the year or via our e-newsletters. Find out more
Festival is National Tourism Awards ‘Best Event’ winner!
The National Tourism Awards staged by Visit Wales has confirmed the Abergavenny Food Festival as ‘Best Event’ in Wales in 2013.
Monmouthshire Business Awards winner 2013
We proud to announce that the Festival has also been awarded 'Winner of Excellence in Environmental and Sustainability'.