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Elan Valley Visitors Centre

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Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
+44 1597 810899
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, polite and friendly staff. Information area very useful. Lovely exhibits from artists. Reasonably priced meals. Surrounding area well laid out and beautiful.

Thank Jen31579
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While ordering my (very overpriced) food, I witnessed the woman sneeze into her hands and wipe her nose, to which I expected her to wash her hands. instead, she continued to serve me my food. That wasn’t the only unhygienic experience, I had to change...More

1  Thank aaronthomas714
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting site. great visitors centre,explains all of the goings on of the site. a walk up to the dam face is a must,very awe inspiring. didn't have time time do do the visit to all the internal parts of the dam, one for another...More

Thank elmerloo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Elan valley is stunning,but the cafe is awful. Bank holiday Monday and they run out of bread, only food offered was greasy with chips, no salad or anything remotely healthy. Staff rude and offhand and not interested in clearing tables. At least McDonald’s is...More

1  Thank Sallyox1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To see and hear the water rushing over the dam is deafening and mesmerising at the same time. Good to know nothing is added to Welsh water.

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place, with some amazing views, wildlife and a wonderful cafe. Staff is really helpful. Lot of trails. We took our bikes and saw some beautiful birds. There is a black board in which u can write all the wildlife u have seen in ur...More

Thank ramah_balaji
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Even though we had some drizzle, this is a truly spectacular area of the country and well worth visiting. The Visitor Centre is very informative and the cafe good too, great coffee.

Thank Timbo3765
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Good friendly staff, watched a good video outlining the Dams etc. which helped as we meandered through the valley during the day.

Thank Don V
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We have family in the area and have visited this beautiful place many times over the years. Our children have been lucky enough to spend so many happy hours playing in the hills of the Elan and Clearwyn Valleys. We will always return to this...More

Thank Juliesjaunts
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Visited for lunch while spending a week at Elan Village. The cafe offered lots of options, we had hot food and it was very good, filled us up nicely, they also do lovely cakes and the tables have stunning views. The shop was great for...More

Thank Lucy W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
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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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