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What's On November 2018

Our cottages, houseboats and narrowboats are within easy reach of so many places that have great things going on in November. Here are 5 reasons to visit.



If you’re a rugby fan, you won’t want to miss the forthcoming fixtures at the iconic Principality Stadium (often still known as the Millennium Stadium) in Cardiff. It’s less than an hour’s drive so you can combine the beauty of rural Wales with the excitement of our capital city.

3 November  The Under Armour Series 2018: Wales v Scotland

10 November  The Under Armour Series 2018: Wales v Australia

17 November  The Under Armour Series 2018: Wales v Tonga

24 November  The Under Armour Series 2018: Wales v South Africa


Winter celebrations

22-25 November  Hay Festival Winter Weekend

As well as a mini version of the world famous book festival, Hay-on-Wye comes alive with other festive celebrations: Christmas Lights Switch on with Matt Lucas, Hay Food Festival and Hay Does Vintage. It’s a fantastic weekend to visit this delightful town of books, and it’s about 40 minutes’ drive from our wharf in Llangattock. So you can come back from Hay-on-Wye with a good book or two and snuggle up in our toasty-warm houseboats.

26-27 November Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Builth Wells Showground

Come and celebrate Christmas and witness the finest prime stock show in Europe at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair. Away from the judging rings the very best of Welsh food producers will be showcasing their produce and Christmas shoppers can explore the hundreds of stalls. Under an hour away by car.


Almost every village and town has its own Bonfire Night celebrations. These are two that you might enjoy

4 November at Caldicot Castle

5 November in Abergavenny

Walks and Runs

3 November  Guided walk from Abergavenny to the two Skirrid mountains

Get out and enjoy the super countryside, led by a local guide. It’s one of the regular guided walks organised by Monmouthshire County Council, and it’s free!

10 November  Cardiff 5k & 10k MoRun

Run, or walk, through Cardiff’s stunning Bute Park and help The Movember Foundation raise awareness of issues affecting men’s health.

17 November  Chepstow Stampede, Chepstow Racecourse

An exciting running event that suits the whole family and is open to all ages! There are tough obstacle courses over 5km and 10km for adults and a Mini Stampede for children.



There's a bountiful selection of entertainment at local theatres, cinemas and churches, and the bright lights of Cardiff are less than an hour away by car or by train from Abergavenny. Here's our pick of forthcoming events:

Loot by Joe Orton at the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny on 6 November & Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon on 10 November

Orton’s classic farce is a glorious mix of lunacy, political incorrectness and macabre humour. Sometimes shocking, sometimes baffling but at all times uproariously funny, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed!

27 November - 1 December  Saturday Night Fever at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, this all new stage version promises more drama, more music and is bound to have you jiving in the aisles. The Wales Millennium Centre is an iconic venue less than an hour’s drive away.

For those who wish Christmas shopping could be a pleasurable experience for the month of November, the delightful towns of Crickhowell, Brecon and Abergavenny are packed with independent retailers offering excellent service. Take a look.