From a small market town, Neath grew into a large manufacturing base for iron, steel and tinplate during the industrial revolution. As of 2011, the town hasd a population of around 19,500, with 50,000 in the wider area. Although it lacks any specific tourist attractions, its location near the stunning Swansea and Neath Valleys make it a convenient, if not overly inspiring, base for touring these places.
- 1 Neath railway station, Windsor Road. On the South Wales Main Line from London Paddington to Swansea.