Neath Abbey

Neath Abbey

We recently took a little trip to Neath Abbey and were very impressed.

As far as Abbeys we’ve visited go this one is massive! One can only imagine how incredibly impressive it must’ve been in it’s heyday.

There are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore…

…as well as plenty of open space for the kids (or you if you choose) to run around.

Strangely, Neath Abbey is both well preserved and half ruined at the same time.

Whilst almost nothing of the building is still completely intact there are a great number of windows and doors still in really very good condition!

They really give an idea of the splendour and majesty of the place from a time gone by.

So if you’re looking for no hassle Abbeys in Wales to visit that are easy to get to this one comes highly recommended.

How to get to Neath Abbey

Neath Abbey is very easy to find and get to and is well signposted as you get close to it.

From the M4 take junction 44 (Birchgrove) and head down through Skewen or Junction 43 and head towards Neath on the A465.

Parking for Neath Abbey

There’s room for maybe half a dozen cars right outside Neath Abbey with no parking charges.

Where to stay near Neath Abbey

One of the nearest hotels to Neath Abbey is the Holiday Inn Express Swansea East.  There is also an absolute abundance of accommodation in nearby Swansea with everything from B&Bs and guesthouses to big name hotels.

We always use Booking.com to check what’s available where.

More Information

There are absolutely no facilities at the Abbey itself so be prepared.  There are, however, plenty within a short drive to Neath Abbey village, Skewen, Neath or Swansea.

If you are visiting now or in the near future please be aware that social distancing rules still apply in Wales.  Please keep yourselves and others safe.

gov.wales/coronavirus-social-distancing-guidance

Thoughts on Neath Abbey

We visited Neath Abbey close to Halloween and it made for pretty decent photography for that subject.  But we reckon it’s good to visit at any time of the year.

We found it hard to believe that this was the first time we’ve visited despite once living less than 3 miles away for 5 years! Please tell us we’re not the only ones guilty of overlooking great things on the doorstep?  Leave a comment below.

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