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Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

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Worth a visit.

An interesting attraction and different from most National Trust places. Visit was somewhat... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2019
jfenner
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Daughters first visit

Went out for a day trip with my daughter 3/3/2019 haven't been to the falls in over 30 years and it... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
trevski_9
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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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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Off A4109, 3 miles north of Neath. | Car Park across the road from main entrance, Aberdulais, Wales
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+44 1639 636674
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All reviews national trust tea room well worth a visit tea shop couple of hours disabled access information boards easy access short visit minute film local history excellent access entrance fee small museum sunny day cakes free parking
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Visited here recently using our National Trust membership. Beautiful location, so pretty. A small venue with great amenities for the disabled (lifts etc). Lovely coffee shop with amazing hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank SCBonner
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First visit in a long time. The place has been spruced up but is no way worth the money. We spent an hour there, max. You could eke it out a bit longer if you spent more money in the tearoom (or brought a picnic)....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived the girl on the counter basically tried to talk us out of coming in and told us she could direct us to other waterfalls that were free she also made a big point of how small it was and not expect any...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank JONI1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful and beautiful spot in a peaceful wooded valley complete with the remains of tin works, waterwheels etc. Nice for a short stroll and a cuppa.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

I’ve not been here since I was at school (a long time ago) & this visit was so much better! It’s not a huge site but I could have spent hours here sat watching the birds by the water! Staff were very friendly and helpful!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Bexster22
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Beautiful waterfall and old tin works ruins. Small car park. Great exhibition about the history of the site and the methods used to produce tin plate. The waterwheel still exists and now generates electricity. You can walk up to the waterfall which is also accessible...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Sam3314
Reviewed March 4, 2019

An interesting attraction and different from most National Trust places. Visit was somewhat hampered by poor weather, but the ruins of the tin works are well presented and there is plenty of information about the processes. The falls are attractive in any weather.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jfenner
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Went out for a day trip with my daughter 3/3/2019 haven't been to the falls in over 30 years and it was my daughters first time. Easy to find well sign posted with free parking but not many spaces. You have to cross a main...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank trevski_9
Reviewed February 11, 2019

An interesting and historic site, showcasing the use of the water falls to generate power for the tin industry. The site is fairly accessible (gravel walks, elevators) for all visitors. Plenty of parking along road or in parking lot across street. The river is beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RecRob
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the National Trust attractions. If you have the membership you don’t need to spend for entrance. Staff is very friendly. You will be able to watch a movie on their fascinating history. Parking is free.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lukaha
April 13, 2019|
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Response from Matt N | Reviewed this property |
perfect for a quick stop, and as has been said not far off the M4.
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SpotBoy
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Aberdulais F | Property representative |
Hello SpotBoy, many thanks for your question. We do charge an entry fee as we are an historical building as well as a waterfall. here, you will learn about 500 years of the Welsh Tin Industry. As part of the National Trust... More
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Caitlin000Taylor
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Aberdulais F | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, We do offer a Gluten free option. Just let our staff know when you order. Our Tearoom is a National Trust Tea room and run by our National Trust staff and lovely Volunteers. Hope you enjoy. Emily, Visitor... More
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