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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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Let all your troubles just wash away!

I love this place. Steeped in history, loads of interesting information to read and watch. Visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sagsSouthWales
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South Wales
Lovely falls; fascinating history.

... and a decent tearoom! The falls and valley are beautiful; hidden so close to a busy dual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
westwalesfoodie
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago

I love this place. Steeped in history, loads of interesting information to read and watch. Visit when it has been raining and the falls are spectacular. It is so peaceful here and the sounds and the action of the water is so calming, it should...More

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

Good Afternoon, sagsSouthWales. What a lovely review, we're so thrilled to see our falls are having such a powerful connection with you. I completely agree, a visit to the falls can be so calming and makes you in touch with nature as well as history....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... and a decent tearoom! The falls and valley are beautiful; hidden so close to a busy dual carriageway. Fascinating old industrial workings from the height of the welsh tin-plate industry.More

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

Good Morning, westwalesfoodie. Thank you so much for your lovely review of Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall. I shall pass on your comments to the tea room staff. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you back again soon. Warmest Regards, Emily...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bank holiday and thought we would stop off here with the kids £13 for 2adults 1 child which I didn't mind as thought we would be here at least 3 hours as the parking is only for 3 hours , we walked around and did...More

Thank wonabe2004
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, wonabe2004. Thank you for coming to visit us, we are sorry that your visit didn't meet expectations. Had you ever considered National Trust membership? for this your family would gain free entry to all properties through the UK, all prices for the memberships...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

small attraction but interesting history and lovely location. Restaurant serving snacks and drinks and usual national trust shop. The film about the location was interesting. A good place for a short visit if you are in the area, especially if you are a national trust...More

Thank pinklebunny
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, pinklebunny. Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you had a great time with us. We get a lot of great feedback about our film, so I'm really pleased you enjoyed it. There is so much local history here, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were looking forward to walking along the river and enjoying the waterfall. you can walk around and be done in ten mins maximum. very disappointed. You do not have the right to charge 5+ pounds entry for that place aspecially selling it as waterfall....More

Thank Esat K
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, Esat K. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. As part of The National Trust, we do charge an entry fee, as this fully goes to protecting the historical remains from the tinworks period. We have over 500 years worth of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a National Trust member this is a place I have wanted to visit for a while Delicious soup and cake in the tea rooms while the Welsh weather did its usual thing Only takes about 1 hour but the story was very interesting and...More

Thank FatWelshBird
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, So glad to hear you had a lovely time with us. I will pass on your comments to the tea room staff. Hope to see you again soon. Emily, Visior Sales Experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your review. Our site is small, but with the 500 years worth of History, loads to learn. So glad you liked our little book shop, and tea room. I shall pass on your comments to staff, many thanks. Emily.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

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SpotBoy
22 August 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
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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