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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historic Site, free entry

Neath Abbey

Neath Abbey


Originally founded as a daughter house of Savigny in 1130, the abbey was absorbed into the Cistercian order in 1147. Fairly complete remains of the abbey survive, together with the sixteenth-century mansion raised within its precincts.

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep Open Doors




Plan route to Neath Abbey and Gatehouse (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 737973  Lat: 51.66060 Long: -3.82599

From the A465 at Neath, take the A474 (signed Pontardawe), then immediately onto the A4320 (signed Neath Abbey) and left at a mini roundabout into Monastery Road; continue under railwaybridge and Neath Abbey on left.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1.5 miles from Neath station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed