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Elan Valley Visitors Centre

Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
+44 1597 810899
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful falls at top two dams. Lovely forestry, picnic tables by the river and lots of parking. Exceptionally good Visitors Centre with very helpful, knowledgeable staff.

Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We first found Elan last year and returned this year. The visitors centre is a great resource and the food is super for what you pay. Disappointed no lamb oggie this time but everything else was ok. I do slightly agree some of the staff...More

Thank Neal192
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A regular haunt that does not disappoint. The food gets better and better and is mostly in - house made. Dwr Cymru need also to invest to build bigger. A slice of something sweet and a cuppa fortified us to visit further up the system...More

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to this place many times but never did any of the walks until this time. Had a really great few hours doing the orange walk some great views and lots of places to relax followed by food in the cafe. Will be back soon

Thank TJarvis1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the visitor centre having seen all the dams and reservoirs. It was a welcome place for a toilet break, a bit of retail therapy and some decent nosh! The cakes were exceptionally good and a great accompaniment to an afternoon cuppa! Whilst...More

Thank inquizitormike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative and child friendly with great advice and details of activities. Beautiful surroundings

Thank peggie2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast & lunch. Lovely location by side of the river Elan. You can walk up to Caban Coch dam from here too & would recommend. Play area to keep children occupied. Dogs welcome around grounds but not allowed in visitor centre building.

Thank sharon g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for day visit, plenty of parking at £2 each car. The cafe / restaurant was ok but if you sit outside, there were wasps about. The toilets were out of service on the day of our visit, which is not good at this...More

1  Thank RogerToad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice refuge from the rain and the cakes were excellent. The service was a bit slow/ disorganised and the counter cluttered. The views should do the work here but a bit more effort could be made on the interior.

Thank Leamings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have commented elsewhere on the apparent inability of the Welsh to take advantage of a good thing. Here we are on a Monday in August. The sun is out (a rarity in these parts) in an area of stunning beauty and there is nothing...More

1  Thank Rhod J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Rhayader
  • Phone Number: +44 1597 810899
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