NEWS AND ENTERTAINING EVENTS
THIS IS SWANSEA WALES
ABERDULAIS TIN WORKS AND WATERFALL
In 1584 Ulrich Frosse exploited the natural resources of Aberdulais to smelt copper'...far from the pryinge eyes of his competitors'. His pioneering work transformed our economy and society as Wales became the world's first industrial nation - now we are bringing the hidden secret to life for the whole family to discover.
Discover how Aberdulais has been cutting edge in harnessing its a 'Ice Age' landscape and breathtaking waterfall to carry industry through the ages into the future. Many industries thrived here from the production of coin of the realm, 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 far less dusty than it used to be.
Today Aberdulais prides itself on self-sufficiency supplying electricity with its underground turbine, and Europe's largest generating waterwheel. It's remains are the oldest surviving to tell the tale of Britain's pioneering Tinplate past. Try on a costume, take on the tin detective trail, picnic amongst the sound of rushing water, or simply take a stroll and enjoy some retail therapy at Aberdulais, there's so much to do in such a small place.