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.

Victoria Gardens

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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