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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Open Day, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017, free entry

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

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Join a tour of this spectacular abbey with our expert guide and historian, Bill Zajac. Find out more about the site's colourful history and get the chance to explore this hidden gem first-hand.

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.

Join Bill Zajac to explore the long and varied history of this fascinating site. During an extended tour of the site, he will reveal how the abbey’s remains illustrate a succession of pivotal episodes in the history of South Wales, including the Norman advance, the suppression of the monasteries and the early stirrings of the Industrial Revolution.

Tours will be at 10.00am and 2.30pm.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Tours will be at 10.00am and 2.30pm.

Prices

Free entry

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Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Open Doors

Contact

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01443 336000

Address

Neath,
SA10 7DW

Location

Directions

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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: 2 miles from Neath station