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Aberdulais National Trust

Step back into the lives of Victorian men, women and children, who helped South Wales start an industrial revolution which shaped the world.

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01639 636674

Official partner

Official partner

Aberdulais National Trust

An industrial revolution, powered by water since 1584!
Discover how Aberdulais has been cutting edge in harnessing its 'Ice Age' lanscape and breathtaking waterfalls, to carry industry through the ages and into the future.

Since the very beginnings of the industrial revolution, many industries thrived here, from Britain's first copper works, to the bustling Victorian Tinworks, supplying tin all over the world. Now, working hand in hand with conservation, tourism is the industry that thrives – so Aberdulais is much more fun and far less dusty than it used to be!

Green and Great
Today Aberdulais prides itself on self sufficiency, supplying electricity with its underground turbine, and Europe's largest generating waterwheel, yet its remains are the oldest surviving to tell the tales of Britain's pioneering Tinplate past.

Old School House Tea-Room
In Victorian Times, the old school room fed the mind. Today it caters for body and soul. What was once a Children's school is now a delicious tea-room, serving traditional local produce for the whole family.

Exploration, Fun and Discovery all in One Place
Explore the ruins, discover the archaeology, try out the costumes and family activities. Then after enjoying a picnic above the waterfall, and seeing the giant waterwheel* turning, why not watch a film, or hit the gift shop for some retail therapy? Whatever you tastes in life, digging up the past has never been so much fun!

*Waterwheel and turbine subject to water levels and conservation work.

Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Dogs on leads welcome

Aberdulais National Trust
Facilities
Cards accepted Children welcome Baby changing facilities Wheelchair access Family friendly Food / mobile shop Lift Onsite Parking Restaurant / Café Toilets Wi-Fi Meeting facilities Public transport approx. 100m Accessible toilet Dogs allowed all year Dogs allowed - access restrictions apply

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Opening information

Please go to the downloads section for opening times and admission prices

Contact

Postal address

Aberdulais National Trust
Aberdulais
Neath
SA10 8EU

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/aberdulais

Email

aberdulais@nationaltrust.org.uk

Call us

01639 636674

Awards

Swansea Bay Tourism Award: Best Attraction (2014)

Swansea Bay Tourism Award: Best Attraction (2014)

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Accreditations

Tourism Swansea Bay Member

Tourism Swansea Bay Member

Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence 2014
Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence 2015

Accessibility

  • Access improved for mobility impaired people