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Elan Valley Visitors Centre

Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
+44 1597 810899
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • 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 yesterday

A great little place to visit when passing through the area. The visitors centre has everything we needed to break up our journey - interesting exhibition, a play area for the kids, and a really nice cafe. We ate here both on the way down...More

Thank Keithyboy25
Reviewed 4 days ago

My review is more to do with the visitors centre rather than the restaurant as we only stopped for cold drinks. The centre has the usual shop with lots of nice items. Toilets, restaurant where you can eat inside or out. Plenty of picnic tables...More

Thank irenechadwick51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on our way up the valley. Service excellent food good. Plenty of souvaniers. Call by you will not regret.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of information about the area and an OK cafe. It doesn't have any competition in the area. We were fortunate to get in before a coach party descended, I hate to think how long we woud have had to queue if we arrived after...More

Thank Rambling_Pete
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly and informative staff, happy to direct you to the best views of the area and suggest things might interest you! beautiful area!

Thank explorer578
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely visitor centre after a lovely walk (albeit in rain) around dams. Stopped for lunch which was a wide and varied menu, and cakes which had an awesome selection. I opted for the watermelon Cake as something different and it was brilliant! Would have bought...More

Thank Renewableemmag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the centre, really interesting and helpful staff who supplied a map and options for a tour around the dams

Thank lynwhite555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived around 9.30 - 10am. Met up with friends. Paid carpark fee £2 for the day - very reasonable. Went in for coffee: Americano and cold milk £1.95. Cappucinio £2.50. Tried an Apple & Blackcurrant flapjack to share with my husband. Lots of cakes to...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the visitor centre for a walk. It was a really windy day so had a bite to eat to warm up afterwards. The food was good, although just a bit expensive. We would go again though.

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and informative in terms of staff and information contained However, what is the matter with the idea of a Visitor Centre having a book of photographs of the local area? Why would they not have one? This not the only visitor centre we have...More

Thank ttbko
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
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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