Catching the train from Cardiff to Neath will just take you just under an hour, allowing you to arrive feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Services run throughout the day, so you can book one easily with our Advance, flexible Anytime and Off-peak ticket deals. Established by the Romans, the town sits quietly on the River Neath, and has natural beauty, architectural splendour, and historical significance all in one place. Whether you’re having a family day out, or just treating yourself to a bit of you-time, there’s plenty to do and see here.

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Hidden away is the well-preserved beauty of Neath Abbey. This building was once a Cistercian monastery and the largest abbey in all of Wales. While now in ruins and long past its former glory, you can still see for yourself how awe inspiring it was.

If you’re looking for picturesque scenery, visit the Gnoll Estate Country Park and spend an afternoon in this 100-acre 18th-century landscaped garden. The hollow oak tree, located near the fishpond and the visitor centre, is a must-see for its magnificence alone. 

Victoria Gardens is another stunning open space you should visit, having been described as the ‘quintessential Victorian urban public park’ with its classic layout, Grade II listed bandstand, and standing stone circle. It even has a Spanish Civil War memorial for the discerning history buff.

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