Croeso i Abertawe – Trip to Neath

Some other day I decided that I’ve already seen enough of Swansea. So I took the bus from Port Tennant along the construction site of the new Swansea University Bay Campus towards Neath west of Swansea. After the ride through a more industrial area, where a Amazon warehouse is, I arrived in Neath.

It is a small and very old town. First Roman settlements existed already in the 70s. I’m not really sure what I expected, but there wasn’t much to see from a young tourist point of view like me on a Sunday morning. One of the main attractions is the castle. It was destroyed and rebuilt multiple times during its history dated back to the 13th century.

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Only part of it still remains and unfortunate for me I even couldn’t get in. All I have are a few shots taken trough the fence.

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Behind the castle I found a boat the somehow reminded me of a Dutch city. But I also remembered that these are common houseboats on British and French canals.

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After I picked up something for lunch I decided to enter a park near the city centre.

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Even though it might be an interesting place I took the next bus back to Swansea a few hours later after some walking around. There might be more to see, maybe my walking radius wasn’t wide enough.

I finished the day in Sketty Park at BBCs Proms in the Park. A large show with an outstanding fireworks finale and the BBC orchestra as well as a very famous Welsh singer I didn’t know. This evening was live broadcasted  on BBC (duh!) and three concert halls around the UK. I should be honest though: I wasn’t actually inside. I just sat at the fence and had dinner (bread&cheese). Very nice evening though. The photo was taken earlier that evening.

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