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Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

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Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

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Off A4109, 3 miles north of Neath. Car Park across the road from main entrance, Aberdulais Wales
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Kathryn B wrote a review Jan 2020
Swansea, United Kingdom163 contributions101 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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BPWGo wrote a review Dec 2019
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom262 contributions46 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall
Responded Dec 15, 2019
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
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hungry goat wrote a review Nov 2019
31 contributions10 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall
Responded Dec 15, 2019
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
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Chris H wrote a review Oct 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom50 contributions13 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Aberdulais F, vea at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall
Responded Dec 15, 2019
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
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Caroline P wrote a review Oct 2019
Wales, United Kingdom44 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Aberdulais F, vea at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall
Responded Dec 15, 2019
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
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