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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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  • August 20, 2017
    The Elan Valley is STUNNING! Most Brits don't know its here yet it is known as The Wildlife Centre of Wales. Set within the Cambrian Mountains there are several gorgeous victorian resevoirs, great wal...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Just visit! The best of mid Wales! So good! We went inside the third dam on open day! Those clever victorians! Lovely drive through the valley and we walked too! Great place! Picturesque Lovely cafe a...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    drove up the corwen track and beyond very nice for 4x4 driving and lots or tracks in area see os map nr 147,135,125 ,137 to find them well worth a few days to visit  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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