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Neath Abbey

Monastery Road, Neath SA10 7DH, Wales
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Worth a small detour

Picturesque ruins on the Tennant Canal. It's a ruined Abbey, enough said. Not much parking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Swansea, United Kingdom
Quiet and beautiful

I've noticed this place from the motorway many times and never visited, until last weekend Weather... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Monastery Road, Neath SA10 7DH, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picturesque ruins on the Tennant Canal. It's a ruined Abbey, enough said. Not much parking around at busy periods.

Thank Spice_tongue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Mfvalleyboy
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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.

Thank Ghislaine P
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Henchelson
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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

1  Thank Alun J
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Shazra1
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A lovely place to visit, been so many times it has beautifully kept grounds around well preserved ruins alongside a canal...which is also a lovely place to walk and take photographs

Thank 03Chez
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Thank Titch8764
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Neath abbey ruins. Will you see a ghost? I found the atmosphere here almost electric. Beautiful setting besides the canal.

Thank Lydia D
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