Wales’ leading festival will visit Monmouthshire and the surrounding areas from 29 July to 6 August 2016 with the Maes located at Castle Meadows, close to our beautiful town of Abergavenny.

Independent research over a number of years shows that the festival has an economic impact of £6-£8 million on the local area during the week itself, with tourism and hospitality outlets benefiting most. Thousands of visitors will flock to the area during the week, and everyone will need local knowledge and information about services and amenities.

The Eisteddfod is:

  • A community project across a set catchment area which lasts for two years;
  • An 8 day cultural festival which provides a national stage for music and dance;
  • A colourful Maes with a pavilion as a focus for the competing and the ceremonies. with hundreds of activities happening across the field;
  • Over 300 tradestands and an Exhibition Hall full of crafts, jewellery and artwork.

We will use this page to provide as much information as we can, when we have it. If you can’t find what you need, please get in touch using the details below.

Opportunity for Monmouthshire Gardening Groups & Garden Centres to get involved in the National Eisteddfod

We would like to give local gardening groups and businesses the chance to create a beautiful garden area outside the Monmouthshire Marquee at the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny between 29th July – 6th August.


150,000 people will be coming through the Eisteddfod site across the week so it will be a fantastic way to celebrate businesses and groups in Monmouthshire. You will have a 7x5M plot to fill with raised flower beds, archways, swinging chairs, pathways, vegetable patches; it’s yours to create and demonstrate what you have to offer (naturally there will be places for branding/singage to encourage visitors to come to your business. We will have a little garden busking stage called ‘Y Cornel Cwtch’ situated in this garden where poetry, live music and dance will be running throughout the day.


Please get involved and spread the word please contact Nicky Neil at Monmouthshire County Council at nickyneil@monmouthshire.gov.uk by 3rd June 2016


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