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Elan Valley, Rhayader
(4.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Discover Elan Valley, the only purpose-built Arts and Crafts "Model Village" in Wales. Known for its scenery, over 80 percent of the valley is designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Cycle, marvel at the dams and reservoirs, spot wildlife, or learn more about the history at the visitor center. Find maps, local produce, and mementos at the gift shop and sample homemade snacks at the cafe. Plan to visit Elan Valley during your Rhayader vacation using our convenient Rhayader vacation builder.
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  • We visited the Elan valley on a beautiful autumnal day. An informative visitor centre with an interesting exhibition about the building and design of the dam and reservoir network, with some fascinati...  more »
  • Great views. Great to see where your water comes from. Would go back early next year to see the dams in full flood. 
  • Lovely scenery and interesting walks up to the visitor centre and beyond to the dams. The cafe was popular but I had a nice meal sitting outside watching the birds.