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Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

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Address: Off A4109, 3 miles north of Neath., Aberdulais, Wales
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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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Located on the heads of the valley road, it was on our way home from a short break in Pembrokeshire. As national trust members we like to make the most of our membership and we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Located on the heads of the valley road, it was on our way home from a short break in Pembrokeshire. As national trust members we like to make the most of our membership and we were intrigued at the working water wheel now used to generate electricity. As with all NT sites the volunteers were incredibly helpful an knowledgeable. To... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though this is an industrial site, the use of water power for industrial uses in the 18th century is very educational. You climb the stairway to the top of waterfall to watch the water cascading down the falls and driving a large diameter waterwheel to generate electricity. The small cafe for light refreshments is very welcoming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tin works although small, is very interesting to walk around and gives a feel for how it use to be. Plus with it being outside with the river running through you can spend ages just listening to the sounds and watching the birds flitting in and out of the water surface. Then you can take a number of different... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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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Thank Mary H
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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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 

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