Unfortunately, Taff’s Spring has been closed to the public for water supply and recreational usage since 2020. Plans to restore the spring and turn it into a tourist attraction have yet to come to fruition.
Taff’s Well Thermal Spring is a rural soaking pool in Wales and the only geothermal spring in the country. Locals and tourists have been going there for thousands of years to find natural ways to heal and to relax.
When in the area, remember to check out Taff’s Well Park for something special. There is a manicured area, a tennis court, a playground, a bowling alley, and more.
Mineral Warm Spring
Discover Wales’s lone thermal spring in Taff’s Well, north of Cardiff in South Wales, UK. This spring, one of Wales’ most peculiar natural attractions, is near the banks of the Taff River. It can be discovered inside a crumbling house holding a well that is perpetually replenished by water seeping up from the earth’s depths.
This old bathhouse was built in the 19th century specifically for tourists. At one time, the structure was turned into a larger outdoor pool before being converted into a soaking tub again.
The spring waters are stored in a brick-lined hole around 4 m/13 feet deep. The interior of the well is adorned with a masonry spiral staircase. Several meters/feet to the west of the spring, on the bank of the River Taff, is where the overflow pipe emerges.
Taff’s Well Thermal Spring is nearly 10° C warmer than Wales’s normal groundwater temperature of 11.3° C/51° F, making the pool temp an average of 22° C/71° F.
Address: 1 Park Ln, Taff’s Well, Cardiff CF15 7PF, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 29 2081 1944