Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

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Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall
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A trip to the most scenic waterfall in Wales includes a tour of the turbine house and the fish pass; the falls are best known for their electricity-producing waterwheel, the largest of its kind in Britain.
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Kathryn B
Swansea, UK185 contributions
A magnificent blend of man and nature
Jan 2020
Came here with our new National Trust membership which allowed us free entry. The site is hidden from the normal tourist track yet provides an enjoyable experience. The site features the breath-taking Aberdulais falls and ominous ruins of the tinplate works. There are plenty of information signs on the site which allow you to explore the story of the stones that surround you. At the waterfall, you can feel the spray and hear the roar of the raging torrent. This is a great place to take pictures. The main draw for the site however is the giant waterwheel. Although not in operation during the visit, it was still a sight to see. The ruins of the tinplate works do leave much to the imagination, but I could still picture working life here and they are fun to explore. The entrance might not look appealing, especially with the crumbling Dulais Rock next to it, but overall, a hidden gem worth seeking out if in the area.
Written January 20, 2020
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BPWGo
Merthyr Tydfil, UK290 contributions
Victorian Christmas Special
Dec 2019 • Family
We went to the Victorian Christmas evening opening of the tinworks and waterfall.

Firstly the car park is small but free. The site is easily accessible by car, just off a major dual carriageway. Free entry for National Trust cardholders. We enjoyed the Christmas craft room before heading off in the dark with a lantern along the candlelight trail to the waterfall, past the ruins and water wheel. Fabulously lit waterfall, loud and fast flowing. We then had a great story with Santa and his wife, sang a song, and had a photo.

Umbrellas were provided on the wet evening we went, as most of the site is outside. Didn’t take long to do everything. Probably there for about an hour. We’ll go back in the daytime sometime.
Written December 14, 2019
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Hello BPWGo Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Victorian Christmas event. We're so thrilled you had such a lovely visit. I hope you managed to tell Santa what you all wanted for Christmas. Feel free to like, and share any photos or comments on our Facebook page. We hope to see you all again soon Kind Regards Emily VEA
Written December 15, 2019
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hungry goat
Wateringbury, UK36 contributions
Very interesting!!
Nov 2019 • Family
My wife had lived round the corner from the falls for years but had never been.

We took the family there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very interesting mining information and displays. And I’ll never forget the waterfall.

There are other waterfalls nearby we also visited. Mellin Court and Gleneath falls are free and well worth a visit if you’re on a tight budget. If you have the cash, visit aberdulais falls as it’s worth it for the memories.
Written November 5, 2019
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Hello, Mummyfunster Thank you so much for writing to us. We're so happy you had a lovely time with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Emily VEA
Written December 15, 2019
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Chris H
Cardiff, UK54 contributions
A Little Gem
Oct 2019
Aberdulais is MUCH smaller that the average National Trust property, but it’s great! The waterwheel and millpond were the highlights. The car park is on the other side of a busy road, with the crossing a short walk downhill. There is the obligatory coffees shop & gift shop on site.
Written October 31, 2019
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Hello, Chris H Thank you so much for writing to us. We're so happy you had a lovely time with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Emily VEA
Written December 15, 2019
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Caroline P
Wales, UK44 contributions
Hidden History
Oct 2019
What a lovely interesting place which could easily be missed.The waterfalls are very impressive tucked away in a small gorge the staff on reception were very helpful and also gave us a map and also advised on other places we might like to visit.The interesting history is explained in a short 15 minute film which you can seat and watch.It was lovely to see the old watermill in action and to see the power of the water being harnessed in this way and still working after all these years.
Also there is a free car park on the opposite side of the road.
Written October 7, 2019
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Hello, Caroline P Thank you so much for writing to us. We're so happy you had a lovely time with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Emily VEA
Written December 15, 2019
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ShazzerH
Herstmonceux, UK28 contributions
Excellent attraction
Jul 2019
What a fabulous and informative attraction. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable, nothing was too much of a problem for them.
The information on the the remains was also well written and informative.
All in all a fabulous place to visit
Written October 6, 2019
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Hello, ShazzerH Thank you so much for writing to us. I shall pass on your wonderful comments to all the staff. We're so happy you had a lovely time with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Emily VEA
Written December 15, 2019
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Tad666
Essex, England317 contributions
Amazing Story it Tells
Oct 2019
I went when the rain was at its worse, but we enjoyed the site and with the extra water the Falls do not resemble any of the photographs. it has a very interesting history, we went in to the exhibitions, which I suggest the staff do this, as I asked two questions about the people in the exhibition about the work force and they failed to answer one of my questions.
Well worth a vist.
Written October 1, 2019
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Hello, Tad666 Thank you so much for braving the weather and taking time to write to us. We're so happy you had a lovely time with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Emily VEA
Written December 15, 2019
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alanta
Northamptonshire, UK26 contributions
Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff
Sep 2019 • Family
After turning up as they was closing Friday a lovely girl came out explained that they was shut but you could do canal walk or gave us directions to other waterfalls ... sadly at the same time there was this family abusing the staff shouting at them because google said they shut at 5.

We visited the ironwork and waterfall again on Saturday it was lovely and peaceful but very short walk.. disabled access was brilliant with lifts up to all areas. You could walk around easy in 1/2 hour. Ideally some areas really need more information signs to explain what was what.. but I believe they are working on that.

The staff was lovely and friendly. Emily was very knowledgable and took time to explain different things around the area. (Same lady as last night)
Great cuppa and cake they also served kids lunches and pasties.

Thank u for your help Emily!
Written September 22, 2019
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Hello Alanta Thank you so much for writing to tell us about your visit. Can I say, it was a true pleasure to help you and your family. It was so lovely to meet you, and hope all the family are well. Please come back and see us again soon, I hope your little one's 50 p collection is coming along nicely too. Thanks again for mine. Merry Christmas From Emily VEA
Written December 15, 2019
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John G
Billingshurst, UK581 contributions
Nature and industry side by side
Aug 2019
We went to Aberdulais basically to see the falls; we were surprised about what else the location had to offer.

We would have been happy to just see the cascades of the waterfall if that had be all that had been at Aberdulais, instead we soon realised there was a lot more to see. This National Trust site close to Neath has a small car park opposite the location, although visitors also parked on the road running pass it. The attraction is dog-friendly and has the usual gift shop and café amenities you would expect of the NT.

What was unexpected for us, we hadn't looked at TA reviews or other information about Aberdulais, was that this natural attraction is also associate with heavy industry being the site of copper and tin smelting as well as corn milling. The industrial side is obviously now in ruins but the NT has effectively provided an information trail explaining how the site and its natural resources have be used over hundreds of years With plenty of illustrations/pictures to support the text on information boards throughout the site, it was good to see that braille and relief illustrations were available for the visually impaired.

Some parts of the site ay be challenging for people with mobility problems but it is worth climbing the various levels which match the natural cascades of the waterfalls. Undoubtedly the waterfalls will be more spectacular during the winter and after heavy rain, so we intend to return to this attraction
Written September 20, 2019
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Hello, John5550 Thank you so much for writing to us. We're so happy you had a lovely time with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Emily VEA
Written December 15, 2019
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Philip R
The Midlands54 contributions
Incredible insight into local history
Sep 2019
Having had a career in the metals industry I was fascinated by the wealth of knowledge in local history. It was fascinating and I'd go again. The waterfall was breathtaking and certainly a "must see" sight.
All of the staff were so friendly too.
Written September 12, 2019
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Hello, Phillip R Thank you so much for writing to us. I shall pass on your comments to all our staff We're so happy you had a lovely time with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Emily VEA
Written December 15, 2019
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