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Welsh: Resolfen
Resolven is located in Neath Port Talbot
 Resolven shown within Neath Port Talbot
Population 2,316 [1]
OS grid reference SN828025
Principal area Neath Port Talbot
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEATH
Postcode district SA11
Dialling code 01639
Police South Wales
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Neath
Welsh Assembly Neath
List of places
Neath Port Talbot

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Resolven (Welsh: Resolfen) is a small village in Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales. It is located in the heart of the Vale of Neath.


The village is situated in the Vale of Neath, next to the A465 Heads of Valleys Road, and is the main settlement in the community of Resolven. Together with the community of Clyne and Melincourt, the village makes up the Resolven electoral ward.

History and amenities

In the immediate surrounding areas there are a number of industrial sites, which have become somewhat run down during the 1980s and 1990s. The popular Rheola indoor market is located near the village on the site of an old industrial factory, but has since moved from Rheola and now resides in the old TRW Steering Systems building.

The larger surrounding area has much attractive countryside and a substantial wind farm above the village at Ffynon Oer.

Resolven has played host to one of the best known stages of the Wales Rally GB for many years.

Resolven is host to Welsh Rugby Union affiliated team Resolven RFC.

The Neath and Tennant Canal has been restored and now has over four miles of walkable towpath between Resolven and Glynneath. The Vale of Neath Railway is still used for freight transport between Neath and Cwmgwrach.

Notable residents


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