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Bradshaw’s Guide


From the station, the old castle gateway, with its two flanking towers, and the huge embattled tower, now a portion of the church, frowning upon it in gloomy majesty, is very striking. Neath is a busy place, from its being a coal and mineral port. Here the flue Vale of Neath may be ascended to the beautiful waterfalls at its summit.

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