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Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall

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Nice quick visit

We visited Aberdulais during a weekend away in South Wales situated only a few miles from Merthyr... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ldgp14
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Bit small but still nice and interesting, really worth visiting.

We pop there on the way back, without any planing in advice. I've seen very different opinions when... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
majla11
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main reason we visited is to see the beautiful waterfall. On visiting the tinworks though there was a very interesting film on the history of the factory as well as the living confirms of the workers. Lovely place to walk round. Huge water wheel....More

Thank Lesley2859
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Morning, Lesley2859 Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write to us. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit too. Usually the waterwheel does work, and generates the electricity on the site, however with all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Aberdulais during a weekend away in South Wales situated only a few miles from Merthyr it was easy to get to, it was nice for a walk around a full of history for national trust property it is not big so it can...More

1  Thank ldgp14
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, ldgp14 Thank you so much for your review, I really hope you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon, Warm Regards, Emily Visitor Experience Assistant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely National Trust in our Motorhome. Plenty of space next to site on main road and also a car park for cars. Very interesting place to see how tin is made.

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

Good Afternoon, Mike S Thank you so much for writing to us. We really appreciate your comments, and hope to welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks, Emily

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pop there on the way back, without any planing in advice. I've seen very different opinions when searching the place. In fact is rather small but nicely prepared for visitors, very informative, showing huge chunk of history. I would recommend it , it'd worth...More

Thank majla11
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Majla11- thank you so much for writing to us, we always look forward to our guest's comments. Thank you so much - and we look forward to welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards, Emily

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here purposefully as we knew it would be a couple of hours visit at most as we were heading home from our holiday in Wales to home in Surrey. It was a good visit as we had a lovely warm and sunny day...More

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

Good Afternoon, Kingdeb, Thank you so much for your review. we always appreciate our guest's comments, thank you very much and we hope to see you again soon. I will also pass on your lovely comments to our staff Warmest Regards, Emily

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off on the way to Swansea as passed this place many times but have not visited. First of all yes it is not very big, but they make the best of what they have, even on a rainy Saturday afternoon the smiles and welcome...More

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

Hello, Noel C Thank you so much for your kind review. we really appreciate your comments about the property. I shall pass on your comments to our staff. Thank you so much, for visiting, we hope to see you back again soon. Regards, Emily

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tin works and the waterfall are looked after by the national trust. So free to enter if you’re a member but £6 to enter if not. There is a small car park opposite the the site which is free to park in. There are...More

Thank richiej1984
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon richiej1984, thank you so much for taking this time to leave us a review. We appreciate all our guest's comments and would love to welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards, Emily.

Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Decided to learn about the history of tin. Went as a family was about £15. Kids made some peppermint cremes. As for the attraction - yes the waterfall is nice and the history behind it all. But not worth the price paid. It's not a...More

1  Thank lindford
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Good Afternoon, Lindford I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to us, we hope to welcome you back again soon. We're also really glad to hear you enjoyed the free activities. We'll be putting on different ones through Summer. Have a lovely day, Regards, Emily...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Nice to wander round the different levels from which you can see both the waterfalls and tin works. Parking space could be larger ! Good bird life can be seen on stones in the falls - look out for the dippersMore

Thank Maxim123153
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Good Afternoon, Maxim123153 Thank you so much for the review. We are looking at ways to improve the car park, unfortunately we don't have a great deal of land on that side. We're hoping to resolve this soon though. With Regards, Emily Hancox Visitor Experience...More

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Don't expect to be impressed. It is what it is! £5.50 entrance to a 30 mins walk to the falls which actually takes 10 min. Big iron wheel and that's it. If your looking for a day out with the family get a back up...More

1  Thank Gareth D
Aberdulais F, VEA at Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Dear Gareth D, Thank you very much for your review. We're sorry you felt our site was disappointing. We're here protecting over 800 years of History from the Tin Works Industry, which has been powering our site and many other buildings with electricity. The waterfall...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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