Rheidol Power Station

Rheidol Power Station, Aberystwyth: Hours, Address, Rheidol Power Station Reviews: 4/5

Rheidol Power Station
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
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Rheidol Visitor Centre & Power Station Open Bank holiday Easter weekend, May 1st - September 30th, 10:30-16:15 7 days a week Only 10 miles from Aberystwyth, why not come and visit Statkraft's Rheidol Visitor Centre in Cwm Rheidol, with its film about the history of Rheidol Hydro Electric scheme and a film about a tour of the Hydro-Power station, including our wind sites. Pre-booked tours of the power station are available for groups and schools with prior notice - Booking forms are also available from the Rheidol Visitor centre café. Our Visitor centre’s cafe is open for Bank holiday Easter weekend and then from May 1st – 30th September and is open 7 days a week from 10.30am – 4.15pm. We serve an excellent variety of hot and cold drinks, ice creams, sandwiches and cakes! Sit outside and look at the amazing surrounding views of the valley and reservoir and watch the Vale of Rheidol steam train go by in the hills. We look forward to your visit to Rheidol Visitor Centre soon!
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Phil D
Wrexham, UK85 contributions
CLOSED
Sep 2020 • Couples
Checked on their website and stated open til 30th Sept so drove up from Clarach Bay on that day but after 30+ minute drive found to be closed waste of time and fuel not a happy bunny
Written September 30, 2020
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John G
Aberdare, UK145 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2019 • Friends
Stoped here on the way back from Devils Bridge and glad we did.
Well worth the visit a great visitor centre with the history and workings of the power station.
There is also a butterfly house on the same site.
Nice little cafe as well
Written June 7, 2019
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Doleos
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom58 contributions
Fascinating tour
Aug 2018 • Family
The Rheidol Valley is absolutely stunning and well worth the trip. The Power station gives tours which are very informative and the butterfly house nearby is a must visit. Finish off with some tea at the cafeteria.
Written February 12, 2019
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Keryka77
Nottingham, UK35 contributions
Interesting piece of history
Aug 2018 • Family
Nice cafe, interesting to see how it was developed. We were more in ore of the tarnished trees in the distance following a recent summer forest fire and the butterfly den was fun but overpriced and really need to hang around in there to get any form of value for money. Including a cafe visit it only took up and hour and a half of your day
Written September 9, 2018
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Dean2303
3 contributions
Great guided tour for the family
Aug 2018 • Family
We pre booked the guided tour and visited Friday 31st August. Please make sure you pre book and also take photo ID with you.
Our tour guide, Margret, was very friendly and extremely knowledgable. She was very interactive with out young children, aged 8 and 5. We had a great tour of the plant, and along with all the history behind the building of the plant it made it very interesting.
We decided to drive up to Nant Y Moch to see the dam and the reservoir after the tour, it is approx a 30 min drive from the plant.
Well worth a visit.
Written September 1, 2018
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Peter H
Leicester, UK123 contributions
Check before you go !!!!
Feb 2017 • Friends
Visited on 19th October 2017 to be greeted by notice stuck on entrance door to say only pre-booked tours are now given !! You also need to provided photo id if over 18!!.
Total waste of our family's time and two cars driving to facility, so we end up with 7 people rather frustrated to say the least. The surrounding views are well worth a look at.
Cafe closed...why...toilets locked ...why..That really does not give a welcome when the need tourists to support the facilities...If this is also a feature they want to promote why has the cafe only got a level 2 food sticker on the door....if its that poor someone needs to address this matter.
Will we be back, no; would we suggest this to anyone....no.
Not something I wish to say but have to be honest for others to view & decide if they wish to still go to the place....perhaps just for the views.
sad end to our holiday break
Written October 21, 2017
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Hello Peter H Thank you for your review and I apologise if your visit with us was unsuccessful. Our season has always run from Easter bank holiday weekend and then from May 1st to September 30th. So the facility is closed from this date. The toilets facilities are available for the customers of the Butterfly house and their staff would be able to open it for public use. We are in the process of being reassessed for our level 2 sticker and this was an issue that has now been sorted out in our storeroom due to protected bats in the roof space and not for any poor standards in the café or kitchen facilities. With regards to the free guided tours; due to tighter security restrictions all tours need to be pre-booked. It is a working power station and we need to know who is on our site at all times, hence photo identification is required and a booking form. During the season if you are able to call the day before your visit we can normally organise a tour within the next day. Booking forms are available from our website. Please feel free to call me for any further information or explanation.
Written October 30, 2017
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Nanette8179
Burton, UK71 contributions
Nice little cafe
Sep 2017 • Couples
Called in visitor centre and had coffee and cake in cafe. This place is also handy if you want to go to butterfly house which is just behind the visitor centre. Recommend this little cafe.
Written September 27, 2017
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Jennie R
5 contributions
Nice spot ... and lovely cafe
Aug 2017 • Family
I found this quite informative. Lovely place to sit outside on a nice day. Café is good - often come here just for tea and cakes.
Written September 15, 2017
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LairdandLady4
St Helens, UK1,982 contributions
Rheidol power station is a 56 MW hydroelectric scheme
May 2017 • Couples
Rheidol power station is a 56 MW hydroelectric scheme near Aberystwyth, Wales. It was built between 1957 and 1962 and was officially opened on 3 July 1964. It has been operated by Statkraft since 2008 after it was transferred from E.ON UK as part of a swap for shares. This is probably the fore-runner to the Dinorig project located in North Wales near llanberis.
Written September 15, 2017
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Toby1112011
Maidstone, UK61 contributions
Bit of a disappointment.
Aug 2017 • Family
On a good point free entry but very limited information, done and dusted in half an hour. Good as an add on to Butterfly House next door.
Written August 30, 2017
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Thank you for your review, it is good to get feedback on our facility. Rheidol Visitor Centre is an information point mainly about Rheidol Hydro power station, renewable energy and Statkraft the company. There is a water display showing how the hydro scheme works and an historical film about the scheme. There is also displays on how electricity is generated, a model of a turbine and an information pod about Statkraft, other renewable energy and our other sites in the UK and the world. The café provides light refreshments with locally made cakes and freshly ground coffee in a beautiful setting. We do hope you enjoyed your visit with us and will return again in the future.
Written September 7, 2017
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