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 1918.
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.
Neath Pocket Guide
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