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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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+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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An afternoon well spent

Visited on Mothers day and they had an offer on that mothers go free when accompanied with her children which was lovely. Very interesting place with plenty of history. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on Mothers day and they had an offer on that mothers go free when accompanied with her children which was lovely. Very interesting place with plenty of history. The waterfall was impressive along with the still working water wheel. Children were given 'investigation bags' with activities & information in which they enjoyed doing. Fell really lucky with the weather... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good explanations of the Tin works, and great views of the waterfall, electricity generating water wheel.

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Thank Peter S
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent way to spend 2 or 3 hours on a sunny day. There is a very good video presentation on the history of tin-plating in and around Swansea as well as an exhibition detailing some of the workers who toiled in the Aberdulais works. The site is accessible to all, including wheelchair users; and is easy to get around on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my sister and husband a really good visit enjoyed the falls and history of the place . Nice cafe there also . A good place to spend an afternoon .

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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aberdulais f, Visitor Experience Assistant at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this review

Good Afternoon! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! we appreciate all feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your time here, and look forward to greeting you again soon. Warmest Regards, Emily Hancox More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Good Afternoon! We're so thankful for your feedback! It's so lovely to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and found our team so welcoming. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Take Care! Warmest Regards, Emily Hancox More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 28 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 9 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 30 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 

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