Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic some local attractions, events and businesses may not be operating as advertised. Please plan ahead. We recommend that you directly contact the places you are intending to visit before traveling to our destination.

 

Let’s all work together to keep each other safe by following Welsh Government guidelines whilst enjoying what the Dramatic Heart of Wales has to offer.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic some local attractions, events and businesses may not be operating as advertised. Please plan ahead. We recommend that you directly contact the places you are intending to visit before traveling to our destination.

 

Let’s all work together to keep each other safe by following Welsh Government guidelines whilst enjoying what the Dramatic Heart of Wales has to offer.

Neath Abbey

Neath

Location:

Neath, SA10 7DW

Neath Abbey was founded by the knight Sir Richard de Grenville in 1130, and by the 13th century was one of Wales’s wealthiest abbeys. It didn’t escape the Industrial Revolution however; by the 1730s the abbey had become a copper smelting plant with furnaces, workshops and workers’ dwellings. The industrial debris was cleared away in the early 20th century and its ruins are still considered one of the most impressive monastic remains in South East Wales.

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