Abergavenny, Monmouthsire is located in Wales. This quaint market town is bordered by two mountains, the Sugar Loaf and the Blorenge. There are also five hills in the immediate vicinity. Originally, the town was a medieval walled town and once served as a Roman fort. Today the remains of the medieval castle still remain. Avergavenny has a strong sporting tradition and is home to a local rugby union. Visitors will find plenty to see and do in this beautiful town while soaking up the local natural scenery and enjoying the history of a town that retains firm ties to the past.
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Abergavenny is unfairly dismissed as yet another quiet, as well as "pleasant but dull" Welsh village, which is an unfair (and wholly inaccurate portrayal) of this remarkable village which has a significant amount on offer. A little known fact about Abergavenny is that during the Second World War, when Rudolf Hess (Adolf Hitler's Deputy) fled to Scotland to try and broker peace with the United Kingdom, he was interned in Abergavenny for the duration of the War.
A visit to Abergavenny must involve a visit to Abergavenny Castle which is a simply remarkable castle and is ranked as one of the oldest in the whole of the country of Wales, and its long history has often been a violent, murderous one. In its darkest moment of its entire history, Abergavenny Castle was the scene of the infamous "Abergavenny Massacre." A member of the Royal family was murdered in cold blood by a local Welsh chieftain, prompting the nephew of the murdered nobleman to avenge his uncles demise by murdering just about every member of the clan of the man who killed his uncle. This act of wanton cruelty was met by outrage by the public, and so the nobleman was retired from office for such a brazen abuse of power.
You may also want to take a visit to Usk Rural Life Museum, which is solely dedicated to the portrayal of rural life in Wales, and features many relics from this era. The museum offers a remarkable and engaging insight as to what life was like.
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