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Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

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A beautiful place

Beautiful waterfall and an interesting small exhibition and video presentation about the tin works... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kukka75
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Helsinki, Finland
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Waterfall

Spent about an hour and a half here, it is very interesting and shows how hard life was, The water... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
aniwde1
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Bude, 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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Off A4109, 3 miles north of Neath. | Car Park across the road from main entrance, Aberdulais, Wales
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+44 1639 636674
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All reviews national trust tea room well worth a visit couple of hours tea shop information boards natural beauty easy access minute film short visit local history the main road staff were very helpful excellent access entrance fee rainy day small museum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an interesting visit with some lovely sight's of the old workings. and a couple of interesting features like the giant water wheel in motion and a small cafe within an old school for miners children.

Thank David J
Aberdulais F, vea at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, David J Thank you so much for your review of the tin works. so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon Warmest Regards Emily VEA Aberdulais

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've driven past here loads of times and wondered what it would be like, so at last, looking for a couple of hours of something new my partner and I visited last Wednesday. What a pleasant surprise. Hidden away in its dramatic gorge its a...More

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Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, _tisi2010 What a pleasure it was to read your review, thank you so much for getting in touch with us about your visit. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time at Aberdulais, and we're so happy you found the property well looked after and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall and an interesting small exhibition and video presentation about the tin works. Bus stops right next to the place, so it is doable with public transport, but buses run only at two-hour intervals on weekends. Two hours is plenty for visiting the waterfall...More

Thank Kukka75
Aberdulais F, vea at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kukka75 Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Aberdulais. We're happy that you found the property interesting and the amenities useful. We do charge £5.90 per person to enter the property as it helps to keep...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little national trust site and a bit different to most national trust properties, but we thought it was well worth the visit. There’s a little exhibition about the tin works and a couple of videos about the history of the site. There’s also the...More

Thank A9889
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, A9889 Thank you so much for the kind review, we're so happy that you enjoyed your visit to us, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Warmest Regards Emily VEA

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a national trust property - very informative with information boards and a short film to help the visitor to get the feel of how the tin works was at it's heyday. The falls are very picturesque. The old school has been converted to a cafe...More

Thank Dwynwen T
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Morning, Dwynwen T Many thanks for taking the time to write to us. We're thrilled you had such an enjoyable visit. I shall pass on your comments to the rest of the staff. We hope to welcome you back to Aberdulais again soon. Warmest...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Planned visit on our way home from Swansea considering we are NT members. Hence the review title - all done and dusted in an hour - no cafe visit. Very interesting but costly for what you get if not a member.

Thank Paul W
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Paul W Thank you so much for writing to us. We really hope you enjoyed your visit, and wish you all the best with your membership.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

Spent about an hour and a half here, it is very interesting and shows how hard life was, The water fall is not the best I've seen, and the entry price is reasonable.More

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Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hello, aniwde1 Thank you so much for writing to us. Unfortunately we've had a lot of dry spells over the Summer which has left us with a rather small waterfall. After a good down pour, we'd love to welcome you back again, and show you...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

A small place but very nice staff and facilities, lovely waterfalls, interesting to know about the tin process. Nice little shop and cafe, well worth a visit.More

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Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hello, MarkG4039 Thank you so much for your lovely review, its so kind of you to write to us. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit, We have lots of events coming up around the site, which I'm sure you'd be interested in. I shall...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018

It took us less than an hour to look around at the mine and waterfall, and that was including a cup of tea, a visit to the second hand book shop and buying a plant!!!! There was not really that much to see, and the...More

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Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hello, Bayleywillow Thank you so much for writing to us, I'm so sorry to hear you were disappointed. At Aberdulais we look after the 500 years of history of the tinworks, there isn't a mine on our site. Information about our site is given on...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We went today and used our national trust membership (I would have been really hacked off if I had payed) there isn't anything there worth going for there was meant to be a display of a working woman's life but there was a small tent...More

Thank Vicki E
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hello Vicki E Thank you for taking the time to write to us, we're so disappointed that you didn't enjoy your visit. The property we look after is a small site, however with over 500 years of History, we preserve that Welsh culture that in...More

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SpotBoy
August 21, 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
July 24, 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
April 16, 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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