Neath Abbey and Gatehouse

Neath Abbey and Gatehouse

Neath Abbey and Gatehouse

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.

Conservation work is planned for 2013 and restrictions on access are now in place.

Exceptional rainfall during the summer and wide extremes of weather during the winter period has resulted in damage to the abbey's stone work at a high level in the restricted area, which includes the under croft; this has brought forward access restrictions.

Cadw is carrying out surveys to establish the full extent of work required and will be commencing a programme to consolidate and conserve the abbey. Access to the remaining areas of the abbey grounds is unaffected.

Please check these pages for further updates.

 

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Current times and prices

Dates
1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015

Times
Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

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Facilities and information

Dogs welcome No smoking
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • No smoking
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Directions

Postcode SA10 7DW

Car Road 1m (1.6km) W of Neath, off A465. Neath 2m (3.2km)