Neath Vacation Packages
Neath is an easygoing Welsh town set in the shadow of pristine valleys and rolling mountain ranges. The town dates back to the Roman era and later developed around a Norman castle. During the Industrial Revolution it became a prominent center for the production of tin and steel. While remnants of the past remain, today Neath also offers myriad outdoor activities within a region of outstanding natural beauty.
The walkable streets of Neath’s town center sit on the eastern banks of the River Neath. Visit historical landmarks such as the ruined 12th-century Neath Castle, the Victorian-Gothic-style St. David’s Church and medieval St. Thomas Church. Relax in Victoria Gardens and then cross the river to see Neath Abbey, a Cistercian monastery built in the 12th century.
Experience a slice of the town’s thriving arts scene by attending concerts, exhibitions and theatrical performances at Gwyn Hall. Watch productions by local theater companies and musicians at The Little Theatre. Browse the handicraft, fashion, food and fresh produce stalls at Neath Indoor Market. Sample traditional Welsh food at October’s Neath Food and Drink Festival.
Neath’s rural setting makes it perfect for getting in touch with nature. Towpaths run alongside the river and canals, which cut through the heart of town. Just a 20-minute walk away is Gnoll Estate Country Park, home to a children’s playgrounds, 9-hole golf course and picnic grounds.
The encompassing Neath Valley is often called Waterfall Country. Follow the river to Aberdulais Falls, a waterfall that inspired the English painter J.M.W. Turner. From here, a trail leads along Neath Canal to Melincourt Waterfalls, passing an aqueduct and locks on the way.
Be sure to visit Afan Forest Park, a hilly park crisscrossed by cycling, mountain biking and walking routes. Enjoy camping, kayaking and fishing at Glyncorrwg Ponds. Learn about Wales’ mining heritage at the South Wales Miners Museum.
Neath is only a 15-minute train ride from Swansea. Combine your time here with a day at the beaches of Swansea Bay, including the popular surf spot of Aberavon Beach. Alternatively, rent a car and venture into the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Accommodation in Neath
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If you are planning a vacation in or within a short distance of Neath, be sure to check out the Bluebell Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Swansea - East.