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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. Plan to visit Elan Valley during your Rhayader vacation using our convenient Rhayader vacation builder.
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  • Stunning. Is possibly the only word to use. Why travel to far away places when this is in our own backyard. I cannot recomend a visit highly enough. I think this is worth the time it takes. Wonderful....  more »
  • Incredibly beautiful. Stunning scenery. Huge views. Miles of walks for different abilities. What more could you want? Well when we visited some sunshine would have helped. We didn't expect to be weari...  more »
  • The Elan valley is a hidden-gem! the valley is stunning and the people friendly. there is an abundance of wildlife and something for everyone!  more »
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  • 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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