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Elan Valley, Rhayader

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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. Take a look at our Rhayader trip builder site to schedule your visit to Elan Valley and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I am from Birmingham originally and was aware water came from Elan valley to Birmingham but was unaware that there are in fact a chain of reservoirs and dams set in a 72 square mile estate. The drive ...  more »
  • I hadn't been here since the mid 80s, when one of the reservoirs nearly ran dry and the old village re-appeared. What a brilliant place for a family visit though. Great walks around the visitor centre...  more »
  • Well worth taking the time to drive around the lakes and see the number of dams there are. If the weather is kind there‚Äôs loads of good walks you can go on and they give you an even better appreciatio...  more »
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  • very nice place
  • Nice to visit
  • The Dams in Rhayader are a Victorian masterpiece, absolutely awesome,
  • Breathtaking locations.....beautiful day out with family. Just look out for the closing time.
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