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Neath

Travel Guide
Neath featuring a ruin, a garden and heritage elements

If you’re passionate about the great outdoors, then Neath is the place for you. Nestling conveniently between Glamorgan’s Heritage Coast and the Brecon Beacons National Park, Neath is something of a mecca for mountain bikers and hikers alike, uniquely positioned as it is to provide the very best Welsh, and indeed British, coastline, mountain and green valley landscapes. What’s more, with Swanseanever more than just a short road-trip away you will also have quick and easy access to the city fast becoming known as “the Brighton of Wales”, where you can let your hair down once you’ve burnt some calories on the mountain trails!

Outdoor Activities in NeathWith its spectacular rural location, Neath has an understandable focus on offering a wealth of outdoor activities to its visitors.

If your passion is simply for walks then Neath’s country parks, waterfalls, and canal towpaths will take your breath away.

If your appetite hankers for a little more velocity in your adventuring, then Neathprovides everything from relaxing forest biking trails to world-class downhill descents that have a reputation for heart-stopping intensity. Hikers can also get their kicks from tackling the challenging uphill trails.

Watersports in NeathIt’s about more than just mountains and valleys in b>Neath though. With easy access to a wealth of lakes and reservoirs, coupled with a selection of sailing clubs offering tuition to every level, Neath provides the perfect opportunity for everyone, from novice to expert, to get out on the water.

With huge stretches of epic coastline within quick and easy reach, those of you looking to wax your boards and catch some surf will be able to ride the swells at Aberavon Beach where you will also find surfing lessons available to ensure everyone can have a go!

Heritage and History in NeathNeath’s history dates back to Roman times and there are a number of sites of historical interest that chart a rich and varied history from those early days, through the middle ages and the industrial revolution to the present day.

The Dulais Valley Heritage Trail will take you, quite literally, on a walk through history, and you can discover the tranquil splendour of the nearly 1000 year old ruins of Neath Abbey. At Aberdulais Falls you can see the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in the UK, and it’s quite something to behold.

Enjoy Neath!A historical market town with plenty of shops, cafes and pubs in which to unwind, Neath is a charming gem of a town, sited at the midpoint of the five valleys that surround it.

As well as the church whose choir gave the world Katherine Jenkins,the picturesque town centre also has at its heart Victoria Gardens, which offers two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with a 19th Century bandstand at their heart - you would indeed be hard pressed to find a more archetypal example of Welsh rural charm than the one you will discover in Neath.

The Lamb and Flag
The Lamb and Flag
3.5 out of 5
The price is £35 per night from 17 Aug to 17 Aug
Situated in Neath, this property is within 9 miles (15 km) of Melincourt Waterfall, Brecon Beacons National Park and Henrhyd Waterfall. Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary ...
4.3/5Excellent! (82 reviews)
"Love the homely feel of the place and the friendliness of the people who work there."

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

The Lamb and Flag
Holiday Inn Express Swansea - East
Holiday Inn Express Swansea - East
3 out of 5
The price is £87 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Neath Abbey Ruins, Victoria Gardens and Gwyn Hall. Neath Golf Club and Aberdulais Falls ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (773 reviews)
"Stay one night with 2 kids. Room was big and clean,Only disappointment was no fridge and air condition , rest was fine."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2021

Holiday Inn Express Swansea - East
The Towers Hotel and Spa
The Towers Hotel and Spa
3.5 out of 5
The price is £140 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Situated in Neath, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Neath Abbey Ruins, Swansea Beach and Dylan Thomas Centre. Plantasia and BT Tower are also within 6 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (99 reviews)
"We had a lovely stay. The pool facilities were clean and warm. The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble."

Reviewed on 17 May 2021

The Towers Hotel and Spa
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James Place @ Dowlais
James Place @ Dowlais
3 out of 5
The price is £73 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Situated in Merthyr Tydfil, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Brecon Mountain Railway, Joseph Parry's Ironworker's Cottage and Cyfarthfa Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)
"Clean place with lovely home made snacks on arrival. We didnt meet due to Covid but the instructions were clear. So we had no issue. The door was hard to open first time, just need to press the buttons slowly and firmly as James mentioned in the email. Nice big TV in the room."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

James Place @ Dowlais
The Old Art & Coffee House on the Taff Trail - Wales
The Old Art & Coffee House on the Taff Trail - Wales
The Old Forge, Parish Road, Cardiff, WLS
Situated on the riverfront, this cabin is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Castell Coch (Red Castle) and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Whitchurch Hospital. Caerphilly Castle and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Excellent
"Beautiful accommodation, ideal location. Will definitely visit again, highly recommended. Ideal for families who like a good walk and then to relax in the accommodation. The rooms were so clean we thought we must be the first to stay there. 10 out of 10"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2021

The Old Art & Coffee House on the Taff Trail - Wales
Just Stay Wales - Meridian Quay Apartments
Just Stay Wales - Meridian Quay Apartments
4 out of 5
Located in Castle, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre, just steps away from Swansea Bay and Swansea Beach. Swansea University and Singleton ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Swansea apartment
"Fantastic view as apartment is on the tenth floor accessible from one off three lifts, apartment is spacious and has all the items you need. Secure parking close by great access to the beach, shops within walking distance."

Reviewed on 24 Apr 2021

Just Stay Wales - Meridian Quay Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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