Neath is a historical market town and the central point for the
five surrounding valleys. When you arrive, your first sight will be
of St David’s Church clock tower. The church, a major landmark in
our town was the place where worldwide star Katherine Jenkins
mastered her voice as a choir girl.
Situated next to the church are the elegant Victoria Gardens, an
area that combines a 19th Century bandstand with a circle of
standing stones which were erected for the National Eisteddfod in
The town offers a range of shops, cafes and public houses, as
well as access to the Neath Canal which
runs through the market town.
A visit to Neath cannot be complete without experiencing our
indoor market, selling fresh produce and traditional goods. It’s
also the perfect place to grab a warm Welsh lamb baguette.
If you are visiting on a Saturday, then you might be lucky
enough to get the chance to watch the Welsh All Blacks. Neath RFC
was formed in 1871 and is the oldest rugby club in Wales.