46. Abergavenny Tourist Information and National Park Centre

Brecon Beacons Tourist Information and National Park Centre with displays, books, gifts and maps.

Further information

The Tithe Barn was originally built in the 12th Century to store Tithes – taxes paid to the Priory’s monks by the people living on the monastic estate. Following the dissolution of St Mary’s Priory in 1542, the building was used for many different purposes, including a theatre in the 17th Century and a discotheque in the 20th Century.

The Church took ownership of the Tithe Barn and conservation  was undertaken in 2002 to stabilise the building allowing it to continue to be visited almost 900 years after it was first built.

 

Today, visitors from all over the world come to learn about the fascinating and turbulent history of the Priory Church and to marvel at the magnificent Abergavenny Tapestry which took a dedicated team of 60 ladies almost four years to complete. 


How to get there: The Tourist Information Centre is located within the Tithe Barn, St Mary’s Priory Church Vicarage, Monk Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5ND 

 

Nearest town or village: Abergavenny.

 

OS Grid Reference: Explorer Map OL 13 or Landranger Map 161 - SO 30037 14129

 

Contact: Please telephone 01873 853254

 

Facilities: Abergavenny is a busy market town with shops, restaurants, cafés, pubs and a covered market. Abergavenny Shopmobility hires out mobility scooters: 0800 298 3656.

 

Parking: Car parking is right next to the information centre.

 

Toilets: Public toilets are located on the ground floor with level access from the Foodhall.