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Neath Town, Neath Port Talbot, old County of West Glamorgan. Location: on A474, 8m (12km) NE of Swansea. Notable for Penscynor Wildlife ParkName: Derives from Roman camp of `Nidum'; few remains.. Description: Industrial town in Vale of Neath. Local knowledge: Penscynor Wildlife Park one of South Wales's most popular attractions; animals and birds from all over the world. Abbey: Neath Abbey (Cadw); as it stands, it dates from 13th century (on site of earlier monastic foundation); Cistercian for most of its life. After Dissolution suffered indignity of being used for copper smelting and other industrial purposes. Castle: Scant remains of Neath's medieval castle (not open). Commerce/industry: Once an important copper-smelting town. Country park: Gnoll Country Park, a pleasant area with streams, cascades, grottos. Museum: Neath Borough Museum, Church Place; local history. Name: Derives from Roman camp of `Nidum'; few remains. Population: 29,000. Industrial town in Vale of Neath.Railway station: On main South Wales line. Sport: Long associations with the game of rugby; inaugural meeting of the Welsh Rubgy Union held here 1881; commemorative plaque outside Castle Hotel. Neath Rubgy Club one of the best-known local clubs in Wales. Golf club. Swimming pool: Indoor pool.
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Aberdulais Falls

Stately Homes

Neath SA10 8EU

Tel: 01639 636674

Adventure Activities

6 Commercial Street, Seven Sisters
Neath SA10 9DW

Tel: 44 1639 700388

Castle Hotel


The Parade
Neath SA11 1RB

Tel: +44(1639)641119

Neath Abbey

Castles & Monuments

The Abbey

Tel: 029 2082 6185

Neath Golf Club




Neath Museum

Museums & Galleries

Gwyn Hall, Orchard Street
Neath SA111DT


The Bluebell Hotel


The Bluebell Hotel, The Parade
Neath SA11 1RA

Tel: +44(01639)644000

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