splendid countryside, Neath is a former copper
town built around a now-ruined 13th century
castle that was sacked in the 14th century by
Llewelynn the Great.
The Romans got here first, though, and built a fort in about 70 AD, calling it Nidum.
The remains of 12th century Neath Abbey can be seen on the outskirts of present-day Neath. At nearby Resolves is the 80ft waterfall of Melin Court.
Neath Abbey - Photo: Chris Shaw CCL