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Aberdulais Tinworks & Waterfall

Famous waterfall. An early water-powered tin works was the last industry here. Today the waters of the River Dulais are used to make Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient in environmentally friendly energy. It has the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


National Trust


Aberdulais Nr Neath Neath Port Talbot SA10 8EU

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Open days

Daily to 12 Apr 1030-1500; 13-28 Apr 1000-1700; 29 Apr-24 May, 3 Jun-22 Jul 1030-1600; 25 May-2 Jun, 22 Jul-1 Sep 1000-1700, 2 Sep-25 Oct 1030-1500; 26 Oct-3 Nov 1030-1600. 8 Nov-22 Dec Fri-Sun 1100-1500. (Last entry 30 mins earlier.)


By Bus: X58, X63, T6 (No Sunday services)

By Rail: Neath / 3 miles

An Industrial Revolution, powered by water since 1584!

As water continued to cascade through the centuries, the industries continued to flow through time, and Aberdulais established its place as an industrial centre for pioneering.

Discover how a small village in the Welsh valleys used cutting edge technologies to harness an ice age landscape and breath-taking waterfalls, to shape the industries that changed the world.

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Photography Books Bundle

Get both 'Ploughing Engines at Work' and 'Relections of Living Steam' for a great price!

Bring back memories of a bygone time with two books of outstanding photographs by well-known photographer Barry J Finch taken through the 1950s and 1960s – now available at an outstanding price.

Only £17.95 + p&p

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