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Review of Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall
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Owner description: 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.
Swansea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Amazing place to visit. It is owned by the National Trust and is the site of an old tin works. Excellent for children as there is a quiz to complete and a small prize at the end. The falls themselves are spectacular but it is best to visit when it has been raining as they then become breathtaking. Very good access for the disabled in wheelchairs as there are 'outside' lifts to all levels. My grandchildren could not believe it when a lift suddenly appeared out of what looked like a concrete block in the middle of the ground!. There is a small museum which tells the history of the site and a cinema screen which gives you more information. There is also a gift shop and an excellent cafeteria called OWLS which was the site of the school. Try the Cawl. It is gorgeous! The waterwheel powers the site and some of the surrounding area. Make sure you take a camera as there are plenty of opportunities for some wonderful shots.

Visited March 2013
Thank Jane M
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Hook, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Nice Bit of History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

A day trip to Wales brought us to Aberdulais. I'd probably expected something bigger, but what was lacking in size was compensated by interest and we had a good 3 hours, dressing up, learning about tin plate, exploring the sites, watching the waterfall, and having tea and cake.
Staff were remarkably friendly and eager to share knowledge. My daughter, 8 yrs old, loved the learning and the explorer pack - A hundred years ago, she could have been working here! Good day out, and afterwards we went to waterfalls centre in Pontneddfechan on the recommendation of the reception staff.

Visited April 2013
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East Grinstead
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119 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent industrial history and waterwheel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Very enjoyable couple of hours on this compact site. Museum and film probably best visited at the start, then well surfaced paths around the site, amazing amount of water when we were there after a week or so of heavy rain and the waterwheel. Nice tea shop. Also outside, cross the road and short walk under the bridge you can see part of the old canal and aqueduct.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank LHWMG
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Expensive, small, boring and badly put together”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We visited with friends on Sunday the 14th of April. We expected to go and see some waterfalls but instead arrived at a nation trust shop who had the cheek to charge £4.80 each to see a few boring and half thought out exhibits and the waterfall. We couldn't believe that this at best 2 hour attraction was so expensive. Waste of time and money!!

Visited April 2013
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent day trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Had a lovely day out visiting the Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfalls. Very good film explaining the history and the site had plenty of plans and explanations. On site was a pleasant tea room serving light meals and snacks. All the staff were very helpful. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank David C
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