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Start Date: 16 September 2023
End Date: 17 September 2023
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 12:00 pm
Extra Times Info:

Tour starts at 10.30am both days

Price: Free

Discover the captivating history of Neath Abbey like never before at the Cadw Open Doors Event. Step back in time as you explore the remarkable remnants of an abbey founded in 1130 as a daughter house of Savigny and later absorbed into the Cistercian order in 1147. Neath Abbey boasts fairly complete remains, along with a stunning sixteenth-century mansion nestled within its precincts, making it a hidden gem waiting to be explored.

Guiding you on this journey through the annals of time is the renowned historian and expert, Bill Zajac. Join him on an extended tour of the site, where he’ll unlock the secrets and stories hidden within the abbey’s walls. Bill Zajac’s wealth of knowledge will provide you with a deeper understanding of the abbey’s pivotal role in the history of South Wales.

As you walk in the footsteps of history, you’ll gain insight into the Norman advance, witness the dramatic suppression of the monasteries, and uncover the early stirrings of the Industrial Revolution. The abbey’s remains serve as a visual and historical testament to these significant events, and Bill Zajac will bring them to life with his expert commentary.

The Cadw Open Doors Event at Neath Abbey promises an enriching experience for history enthusiasts, curious explorers, and anyone seeking a unique day out. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the past and appreciate the historical significance of this remarkable site.

Mark your calendar for this extraordinary event and make a date with history. Join others at Neath Abbey for a journey through time that you won’t soon forget. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore one of South Wales’ most treasured historical sites.

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At a Glance

Outdoor Event
OK for all ages
Drop in Event
Dog Friendly

Looking for more Fun Family Friendly Events and Activities visit Our What’s On in West Wales page and if you’re up for a family road trip you’ll want to check out our Family Events Worth Travelling to page

 

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