Getting Here

Abergavenny is a small town with limited parking and so we encourage our visitors to use public transport or car share when possible. Find information on getting here below:

By rail

Abergavenny is served by 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.

The station is a five to ten minute, relatively level walk to the Festival and our Festival Crew will be on hand to direct you.

By coach

There are regular long-distance services to Newport (contact your National Express travel agent) connecting with National Welsh and Red and White services.

By bus

The bus station is a five minute walk from the Festival entrance. Buses are mainly operated by Stagecoach Cymru. The main services are the X4 from Cardiff to Hereford which runs up to 17 times a day; the X20 Newport to Abergavenny and the X3/X33 Cardiff to Abergavenny via Cwmbran and Pontypool. The T4 Cardiff to Newtown TrawsCymru service connects with the 43/X43 connecting with the Brecon – Crickhowell – Abergavenny.

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. Please use the postcode NP7 5HD for the town centre.

Parking in town is limited and fills up very early and very fast. We strongly recommended using a car park that is closest to your route to avoid the frustrating search for a space and possible delays through town.

All our car parks are manned by volunteers provided by local groups, who receive 50% of all the parking revenue.

Bailey Park

Car Park type: Field
Capacity: 1,600 cars
Price: £4 per car
Opening hours: 8am to 8pm, gates locked at 10pm
Postcode: NP7 5PW
Location: Bailey Park is situated on the B4521 and A40 through Abergavenny. Once out of the carpark there is pavement all the way to the Festival which is roughly a 3-6 minute walk to the heart of the festival. This will bring you out at our main box office in the Tiverton site.
Main user of car park: A465 from the north, M4 Newport, Cardiff traffic, A40 Crickhowell way, A40 Raglan, Usk and the A449.

Castle Meadows 

Car Park type: Field
Capacity: 1,250 cars
Price: £4 per car
Opening hours: 8am to 8pm, gates locked at 10pm
Postcode: NP7 5DG
Location: Castle Meadows is situated on the river Usk and overlooked by Abergavenny Castle. The car park is accessed from Merthyr Road, which is a 2-3 minute drive from the A465. Once out of the car park there is pavement all the way to the festival which is roughly a 6-10 minute walk uphill. This will bring you out at our box office in St Johns Square.
Main user of car park: A465 from Valleys (Merthyr Way), M4 Newport, Cardiff traffic, A40 Crickhowell way, A40 Raglan, Usk and the A449.

Leisure Centre Fields

Car Park type: Field/Grass
Capacity: 1,000
Price: £4 per car
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm
Postcode: NP7 7RJ (this is for the road opposite the car park gate)
5 minutes walk flat walk to the heart of the festival along pavements. The car park in located just off the A40 through Abergavenny, up Pen-y-pound Road and on to Hill Road and the car park is on the right hand side about 100m up from the traffic lights.
Main user of car park: Prepaid parking tickets and general public. Book your ticket in advance here.

By air

Cardiff Airport is the gateway to Wales with many key destinations served by airlines including Aer Lingus, Flybe, KLM and Vueling. There are good public transport links from the airport which will make it easy for you to get to the event. For more information, please visit their website.

Useful links:

Town Centre information
Monmouthshire car park information