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Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

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Address: Off A4109, 3 miles north of Neath., Aberdulais, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1639 636674
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A trip to the most scenic waterfall in Wales includes a tour of the turbine...

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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Good place to visit for an hour or two

This museum is mostly outdoors. You can see the old tin plate workings. The waterfall and river are very pretty. There is a small museum on site with a fairly well laid out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is mostly outdoors. You can see the old tin plate workings. The waterfall and river are very pretty. There is a small museum on site with a fairly well laid out display of information about the history of the area and the tinplate manufacturing process.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's the tin mines, the works and the waterfall. It's interesting and worth a visit. I was a bit disappointed that it doesn't include a walk and more appreciation of the surroundings. The falls are impressive and the huts where the story is told is good. It's a true but sad picture of Victorian industry and how it exploited the... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here with two young children who loved it. Beautiful natural and industrial landscape. The addition of the Halloween activities added to the excitement. Good food served in the cafe, only downside being needing to pay in the visitor centre if paying by card but this wasn't a huge inconvenience. All in all I would recommend this as a brilliant... More 

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aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello Jo, Thank you for taking the time to review our site. We are glad that you and the children enjoyed your afternoon visit and that you enjoyed the Halloween activities. We hope that you'll come to visit us again soon. Many thanks, Sally VEA More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

With parking close by, and compact site, made visit very managable, lovely tea room, very informative, could have dressed up to add to experience. Despite various levels very wheelchair accessible with lifts available. Vert impressed, short but sweet visit.

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aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello Mary, We are glad that you had an enjoyable visit to us and also that you found the site to be very accessible. It is very important to us that everyone is able to enjoy the site. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. Many thanks Sally VEA More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We called in on the way to Pembrokeshire. It's a very well maintained site, not large but very interesting. The little museum and the film were very informative with just the right amount of information. The tea shop (the old school room) was very welcoming and nicely decorated with old books, photos etc. We will definitely call in again. Staff... More 

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aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this review

Hi Gill, Thank you for popping in to see us on your way to Pembrokeshire, we hope you had a lovely break there. We are very glad that you enjoyed visiting the site and found our facilities and staff/volunteers were useful, helpful and friendly. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again in... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

An unusual National Trust site that has a lovely water fall and weir. The former tin works is displayed with good information panels and plenty of good footpaths giving access to all the best view points. There is a nice cafe that serves some good food and is well worth a visit. The site misses out on an excellent rating... More 

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aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello Colin, Thank you for visiting and reviewing our site. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and found the information and history provided useful. Apologies that we don't have a guidebook at this time, we do hope to have one very soon. Also, apologies that the lifts weren't working during your visit. We are glad that you enjoyed... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

very interesting a lovely waterfall and the waterwheel was fascinating to watch beeing turned by the power of water

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aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello Carol, Thank you for your kind review of our site. We are glad that you enjoyed seeing the waterfall and the waterwheel. The power of the water is really something to see! Many thanks Sally VEA More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A last minute decision to stop off on our way home from the Gower. So close to the main road/nearest junction it would be a wasted opportunity not to. Well worth it! A real flavour of life in a tin works and what this one meant to the local community. Our cards had expired (unnoticed before we arrived) but the... More 

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aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for deciding to stop off and visit us and also for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are so glad to hear that you found our volunteer to be one of the nicest and most helpful you have met. Those are very kind comments and we are very happy they were able to... More 

Newport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very interesting few hours. What a waterfall ! Make sure you see both video presentations. Well done national Trust.

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aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed visiting the site and particularly the video presentations. We hope you'll visit us again sometime. Many thanks, Sally VEA More 

Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had the grandkids for the day and wanted to find something to do to excite them. What to do on a rainy October Saturday? We took the risk and were rewarded with a much impressed pair of boys. The previous heavy rain meant a really impressive waterfall. Viewpoints are quite close up which reduces some of the photo opportunities,... More 

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