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Neath is a town in Glamorgan in South Wales.


Originally a small market town, Neath grew into a large manufacturing base for iron, steel and tinplate during the industrial revolution. The town currently has a population of around 50,000, and although it lacks any specific tourist attractions, its location near the stunning Swansea and Neath Valleys make it a convenient, if not overly inspiring, base for touring these places.

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  • Neath Castle. [2]. Insubstantial ruins, but worth a look if in the area.
  • Neath Abbey [3]. Built in 1130, it was once described as the fairest abbey in all of Wales, but now only ruins remain.
  • Victoria Gardens in the center of town - a traditional Victorian-style park.
  • Gnoll Country Park
  • South Wales Miners Museum, Afan Forest Park, Cynonville. Tel:+44 1639 850-564. [4]. This museum located in the country-side near Neath provides a look at life in a South Wales colliery. Exhibits include working machinery and records of lives of local miners. Open: April-Sep 9:30AM-5PM (until 6PM at weekends). Oct-March 10:30Am-4PM (9:30AM-5PM at weekends). Admission: Adult £1.20

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  • Attend a rugby game. Neath are the most successful semi-professional team in Wales.

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  • Tan yr Eglwys Self Catering Cottages, Cilybebyll, Pontardawe, 01792 863367, [1]. 4 star upmarket self catering cottages in quiet hamlet.  edit


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  • The Castle Hotel, The Parade. Tel:+44 1639 641-119. Fax:+44 1639 641-624 [5]
  • The Blue Bell Hotel, 14 The Parade. Tel:44 1639 644-000 [6]. Centrally located with Mediterranean theme restaurant

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Neath is part of the Swansea Bay region of Wales. See the Swansea Bay entry for more highlights of the surrounding area.

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