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Neath Abbey

Neath Abbey Review

Built in the 12th century, this abbey was, in its day, one of the largest and most important in the British Isles. Though just a shell, the main church gives an impressive sense of scale, with its tall buttresses and soaring, glassless windows. Here and there small sections of the original building have survived unscathed, including an undercroft with a vaulted stone ceiling. Neath Abbey is 9 miles northeast of Swansea.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Monastery Rd., Neath Abbey, SA1 7DH
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 10–4; last admission 30 min before closing
  • Website:
  • Location: Swansea
Updated: 06-04-2014

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