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I've noticed this place from the motorway many times and never visited, until last weekend
Weather was on my side and hardly anyone around. Beautiful ruins with a long 700 year story
Well worth a visit, take a picnic and relax
Fascinating ruins. There are interesting information recordings which you can activate at various points. It's free and you can take your dogs, parking on the road side. Amongst best presented ruins I have been to, well worth a visit.
There are limited facilities here, but the ruins are free to enter. They cover a large area and are very interesting to explore. They are hidden away on an industrial estate so check a map before visiting.
This Abbey has so much history, architecture and sheer charm, it's a total wonder why such a treasure is in such a state. Cadw are currently carrying out some well needed restoration, but I can only think that if this place was in England it...More
We visited as a group, we had a guide Karl, who made it real fun for the children.
A lot of work going on, but when it's all finished its going to be one of those places not to be missed.
Karl took the children...More
It was beautifully planted and a peaceful place to just sit and be quiet for a few minutes. The age of the ruins seemed to enhance the quiet, even when family came to see the ruins, it still seemed peaceful
Without giving a history lesson, these ruins of a very important Cistercian Abbey were once the biggest in Wales. The Neath area has an incredible history and the Abbey is justly famous - as the artist impression shows - it was huge. Walking around the...More