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Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
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All reviews beautiful scenery well worth a visit welsh water lovely drive beautiful area mid wales red kites sunny day beautiful place to visit hire bikes natural beauty car park cakes dams centre walks cafe
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here as a child, now returning some 40yrs later, it hasn`t lost any of it`s charm & peacefulness

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Skip2071
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are on holiday anywhere near Elan Valley, then you have to visit. There are some exceptional views (see photos). Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SLeeH
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a beautiful valley. We drove through on our way to another destination otherwise we would have stopped longer. Fabulous place for walks and if your a photographer than this would be heaven. We drove around the reservoir and was amazed at the scenery. There...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank smithy10smithy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on Father’s day with the dog as part of our holiday in the area. It was absolutely beautiful. We stopped in the visitors centre and had some food which was really nice and sat and watched the water flowing over. After the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank A9845KLlaurab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely drive to the dams today, enjoyed a picnic by the river. There are plenty of picnic benches throughout the drive along the dams & you can relax for as long as you want. There are toilets at the visitors centre & by...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank joycejakeman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to Elan Valley after a previous visit decades ago. What a beautiful place and stunning scenery. Parking at the Visitor Centre was a very reasonable £2 all day and there is also a cafeteria, shop and an information desk.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Simon W
Reviewed June 9, 2019

Stunning, relaxing, always a joy. Great for families, great for a short stroll or a good hike, great for a picnic. I'm a big fan!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Julie A
Reviewed June 6, 2019

Elan Valley is an amazing location. An Amazing look at what nature has to offer. So Beautiful, full of nature and wildlife. Stunning view across the valleys. i have been coming here since i was a child and will coming in the future.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful architecture. Imagine it can be very bleak in the winter.. was pretty bleak in the wind and rain at beginning of June! Came away with some great pictures and great memories. Well with treating yourselves to a look!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank MrLiamWillis
Reviewed June 5, 2019

We have visited the Elan Valley in Huly 2017 and had a great time so went back last year again in July. The ride by car right up the length of the lakes is really enjoyable although for the more active to hire a bike...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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April 21, 2019|
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Response from fionaw957 |
Hi none are overflowing at present as we haven't had any rain recently, sorry.
liz h
March 25, 2019|
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Response from Glyn W |
The Elan Valley Trail is a family friendly trail for families. Ideal for cycling and walking. It is tarmac between Caban Coch Dam and Garreg Ddu. This is approx 1 mile. The rest is smooth gravel.
February 20, 2019|
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Response from viv e | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea either. We visited when the water was low so no evidence of any water activities