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Neyland is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying on the River Cleddau and the upstream end of the Milford Haven estuary. The nearby Cleddau Bridge crosses the river, linking Neyland to Pembroke Dock. The town came of age in 1856 when it became the site for the western terminus of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western Railway. For a little over one hundred years, Neyland was a busy rail and sea port, but in 1964 nearby Fishguard became the new rail terminus effectively sending Neyland into an economic decline that wasn't reversed until the late 1980's, when redevelopment saw the creation of a new marina and rehabilitation of the old railway yard. Some of the original iron railway tracks can be seen today in use as safety barriers around the quay.
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