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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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TripAdvisor
  • After being here last month for the wonderful Rhayader 20 Mile road race I returned with my mother for a short break. The scenery as ever was stunning and it was well worth driving around all the dams...  more »
  • The helpful staff in the Visitor Centre provided maps and useful pointers. Please listen carefully (not like me) as the roadside signposting is not ideal. It is amazing to hear that it takes a couple ...  more »
  • I'd visited the 3 main dams in the daylight a year before and was blown away by the opportunities for a keen amateur photographer like myself - as well as the beautiful nature in the region the chance...  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.