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Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

Off A4109, 3 miles north of Neath. | Car Park across the road from main entrance, Aberdulais, Wales
+44 1639 636674
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It's ok for an hour

It's not much to see here, you can spend maximum an hour walking around. The book shop is a little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lorfongra
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Nice tranquil place to visit

Nice tranquil place with a little history centre. You can spend a couple of hours there including... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fcrow-13
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Swadlincote, 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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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tea room” (40 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's not much to see here, you can spend maximum an hour walking around. The book shop is a little cute shed ( I am always impressed by the NT second hand book shops). The coffee shop is really cute it's like a Victorian classroom...More

Thank lorfongra
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice tranquil place with a little history centre. You can spend a couple of hours there including the tea room (which we didn't visit) or have a picnic. Only recommendation I would say is the buildings need a little sign of what they are as...More

Thank Fcrow-13
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Morning, Fcrow-13. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and appreciate you taking the time to write to us. It was rather windy yesterday, which made the day very interesting with our maps. I will pass...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a relaxing visit where you can learn about local tin works, look at the impressive waterwheel and admire the lovely natural surroundings. The historical side was engaging and the area relaxing. Parking across the road was free. This is a small attraction, we...More

Thank SL122017
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, SL122017. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you had a lovely time with us, and we hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Aberdulais Tin Works is a beautifully resorted tin mine. It's a small but beautiful national trust venue. It gives the visitor an overview of the tin mining industry in wales. The stairs and area have been adapted for good wheelchair accessibility so everyone can visit...More

Thank Joy W
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Joy W. Thank you for your visit to Aberdulais tinworks and waterfall. We're so pleased you found the facilities useful. Hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

an interesting place to learn about the tin production in Wales. Also lovely place with the waterfall. We have a motorhome and found it could be parked on the road just over from the car park.

Thank sharon9370
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant. at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Sharon9370. Thank you so much for coming to visit us. I'm so glad you found our facilities suitable. We're very lucky to have the car park and layby outside. Thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. Emily, Visitor Experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this location for a second time, this time with some friends that were visiting. It was probably better this time around as firstly it wasn't raining and secondly there were some activities on for the kids. It's easy to access and parking is...More

Thank Melanie037
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear, Melanie037. Thank you for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit here at Aberdulias. We really wanted to inspire our guests this Summer, look out for other activities we have going on through Summer, Including Poetry workshops, Wild Art and other...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As National Trust members while on holiday in the South of Wales we stopped off here on a sunny day. Stunning place with mother nature doing her thing... The sound of water is so peaceful, and it's crystal clear! It's nice to learn the history...More

Thank Edward H
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Afternoon, Edward H. Thank you so much for coming to visit us, so glad to hear the sun was shining for you. Mother nature has definitely been kind to us here at Aberdulais, we're blessed with great views and so much history here. Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew little of the story of tin-plate making until this visit. With convenient, free parking opposite the entrance, we entered the works through the National Trust shop, just as the heavens opened. Walking up to the water-fall, in full spate with the heavy summer's...More

Thank jollyrobert
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, jollyrobert. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed learning about our history here at Aberdulais. It's very true, the waterfall is very beautiful and deep in our Welsh roots. Thanks for visiting, see you soon. Emily, Visitor Experience...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The advantage of going in the rain is that the Falls were very full and looked wonderful, The downside is that you get very wet in spite of the umbrellas provided! Interesting little film and a good map of the site provide. Thought the young...More

Thank crinkleyrose
aberdulais f, Manager at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for the feedback and I am glad you found it a worthwhile visit. I apologise that you were unable to hear the guided tour. Tours as part of the daily programme have been a new thing for us in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with 4 year old twins in school hols. Amazing to get up so close to a working water wheel. The boys loved it. (They also loved trying out the lifts!) Waterfalls impressive and loud. Seemed apt that we visited in the rain to add...More

Thank MrsGDerby
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, MrsGDerby. Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Keep an eye out for our upcoming workshops and events. Hope to see you back again soon.

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SpotBoy
22 August 2017|
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Response from jackrascal | Reviewed this property |
If you are a member if National Trust, then it's free, otherwise you have to pass through reception before you get to the waterfalls. The cafe is accessible without paying
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Caitlin000Taylor
24 July 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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scarlets14
16 April 2017|
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Response from aberdulais f | Property representative |
Good afternoon. The price to Aberdulais is £5.50 adult gift aided and £2.75 child (5-18yrs) Family ticket £13.75 gift aided (2adults+3children)
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