Neath Town, Neath Port Talbot, old County of West Glamorgan. Location: on A474, 8m (12km) NE of Swansea. Notable for Penscynor Wildlife ParkName: Derives from Roman camp of `Nidum'; few remains.. Description: Industrial town in Vale of Neath. Local knowledge: Penscynor Wildlife Park one of South Wales's most popular attractions; animals and birds from all over the world. Abbey: Neath Abbey (Cadw); as it stands, it dates from 13th century (on site of earlier monastic foundation); Cistercian for most of its life. After Dissolution suffered indignity of being used for copper smelting and other industrial purposes. Castle: Scant remains of Neath's medieval castle (not open). Commerce/industry: Once an important copper-smelting town. Country park: Gnoll Country Park, a pleasant area with streams, cascades, grottos. Museum: Neath Borough Museum, Church Place; local history. Name: Derives from Roman camp of `Nidum'; few remains. Population: 29,000. Industrial town in Vale of Neath.Railway station: On main South Wales line. Sport: Long associations with the game of rugby; inaugural meeting of the Welsh Rubgy Union held here 1881; commemorative plaque outside Castle Hotel. Neath Rubgy Club one of the best-known local clubs in Wales. Golf club. Swimming pool: Indoor pool.