Opening times for 28 February 2024
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Our Bookshop is open during property opening hours, subject to volunteer availability.
Dogs to be kept on short lead.
The main car park surface is gravelled with embedded space markers. There is a pedestrian crossing available to use to cross the road. Cycle racks are available.
Accessible toilets are located near the entrance.
Level access and terrain throughout. Three Blue Badge car parking spaces. Accessible toilets. Wheelchairs available for hire.
Accessible route and/or map
A4109, 3 miles north-east of Neath. Exit 43 off M4 (Llandarcy), take A465 signposted Vale of Neath
Parking: limited, 50 yards
Sat Nav: follow brown signs, not Sat Nav
via Neath to Aberdulais Canal footpath
Neath 3 miles
services from Swansea to Brecon, Swansea to Aberdare and Banwen, Neath to Aberdulais and Neath train station to Aberdulais
NCN47 passes property. Access near B&Q Neath to Neath Canal towpath and Aberdulais Canal Basin
The Waterwheel is currently inactive for specialist assessment and restoration. Europe's largest electricity generating waterwheel with historic roots from 1584 and throughout the Industrial Revolution.
Waterfall instrumental in over 400 years of Industrial Revolution. Home to a variety of wildlife.
The waterfall at Aberdulais truly is a force of nature. Whether it's a torrent or a trickle, it always looks beautiful. Discover more about its historic past and what to see during your visit.
When in operation, the waterwheel at Aberdulais generates green energy for the site as part of a ground-breaking hydro-electric scheme. A tradition dating back 400 years continues.
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.
St Giles Cymru at Aberdulais
At Aberdulais we are working in partnership with St Giles Trust Cymru, an award-winning social justice charity, who will use some of the buildings and wider site to enable their work in helping people facing the greatest adversity to realise a positive future.
Together, our two charities aim to work beyond our boundaries to benefit people and increase access for everyone to nature, beauty and history.
National Trust Cymru announce reopening of Aberdulais in partnership with St Giles Cymru, an award-winning social justice charity.
Volunteering at Aberdulais
There are a number of volunteering roles available at Aberdulais, from the second-hand bookshop to site presentation and maintenance.