It may be best known for its giant smoking steelworks but Port Talbot proved to be Britain’s property hot spot last year, figures show.
The industrial town saw average house prices rise by 7.5% during 2019 – almost five times the national average.
Cheap seafront houses and removing the Severn bridge tolls helped fuel the rise, according to estate agents.
Four Welsh towns made the top 10 while Aberdeen, Witney in Oxfordshire, and Woking in Surrey saw the biggest falls.
For 70 years the sprawling steelworks – among the largest in Europe – has dominated the Port Talbot landscape, both aesthetically and economically.