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You Can Visit The UK Destination Where They Filmed The Bat Cave Scenes In The Dark Knight Rises

Aisha Nozari

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You Can Visit The UK Destination Where They Filmed The Bat Cave Scenes In The Dark Knight Rises

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/ukwanders/Warner Bros

The waterfall where they filmed the bat cave scenes in The Dark Knight Rises is just a few hours away by train, so queue some Hans Zimmer on Spotify and book yourself a ticket to Wales. 

Henrhyd Falls in the Brecon Beacons was used as the entrance to Bruce Wayne’s bat cave, and it has to be said, the waterfall is much more remarkable in real life. 

Unfortunately, behind Henrhyd Falls’ 27-metre-high avalanche of water you won’t find a batmobile or batarang, but rather, some slabs of slimy rock. Nevertheless, the spot is a must-visit for Batman fans, if only for its sheer beauty. See for yourself below:

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Henrhyd Falls is the tallest waterfall in south Wales and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

What's more, back in 2015, the site became much more accessible for visitors with the installation of a 40-metre boardwalk and more steps.

Judith Harvey, wardens manager for Brecon Beacons national park authority, told The Guardian at the time: “There has been a steady increase in visitors to the Nant Llech Trail and Henrhyd waterfall making it a popular walking destination in the Brecon Beacons. 

“With work now complete, it means that people for many generations to come can really enjoy what Abercraf and the surrounding area has to offer, safe in the knowledge that they are not causing any damage.”

The waterfall where they filmed the bat cave scenes in The Dark Knight Rises can be found in Wales. Credit: Warner Bros.
The waterfall where they filmed the bat cave scenes in The Dark Knight Rises can be found in Wales. Credit: Warner Bros.

TikTokers Joe and Cat recently visited the waterfall, much to their followers’ delight. Not only did their post rack up almost 1,000 likes, but one person wrote beneath the breathtaking clip: “Oh my! I want to go there so badly!”

A description for Henrhyd Falls on Explore South Wales reads: “Henrhyd Waterfall also known locally as the Batcave after a cameo appearance in the Batman movie ‘The dark Knight Rises’. In the movie after receiving a package from Bruce, Blake locates the hidden waterfall entrance to the Batcave.”

Henrhyd Falls in the Brecon Beacons was used as the entrance to Bruce Wayne’s bat cave. Credit: Alamy
Henrhyd Falls in the Brecon Beacons was used as the entrance to Bruce Wayne’s bat cave. Credit: Alamy

It also notes: “Henrhyd Waterfall is located in a deep wooded gorge which is accessible only by walking down a steep but well maintained footpath. Allow 20-30 mins each way.  

“The ‘Batman’ Waterfall is the highest single drop fall in South Wales, tucked away on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons, near the upper Swansea valley. Henrhyd Falls is a spectacular and beautiful waterfall with a unbroken drop of 90ft (27m) making it the highest waterfall in the Brecon Beacons national Park.”

Topics: Batman, Travel

Aisha Nozari
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