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Visitor Centre:Elan Valley Visitor Centre at Cwm Elan | Elan Valley

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Food Standards Hygiene (Good)

Visitor Centre, free entry

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Please contact your accommodation provider directly for details of Covid-19 special requirements

Details

Elan Valley is now fully open:

Car parks are now all open, please park carefully and be respectful of other visitors. Please buy your ticket on the day from the cash only machines (correct change only) in the car parks or from the gift shop (cash or card).
The Visitor Centre cafe is now open for indoor seated table service only.
A catering trailer ‘Y Gegin’ is situated in the car park for takeaway hot and cold drinks and snacks. At the moment we can only accept cash payments, apologies for any inconvenience.
The playground re-opened on Monday 20 July.
There is a new Grab and Go section in the gift shop with snacks and drinks. Contactless payment is preferred. There is a one way system in place to ensure that social distancing rules are adhered to.
Temporary toilets are available at the Visitor Centre as well as at Claerwen Dam and Craig Goch Dam.
Bike hire available from 13 July for advance bookings. Call 01597 810880.
Penbont House is now open 10am to 6pm, outside areas only, takeaway also available.
Please use contactless payments where possible and book parking in advance using the link above.
Plan your visit safely in advance - check online for the latest updates before you travel and respect residents, farmland and local communities.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Please note that the amenities listed can be found at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre rather than relating to the whole Estate. 2 EV Charging Points. Parking Charge per vehicle.

Opening Details

Open all the time

The Elan Valley Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week 9am - 5pm until Sunday 3rd November 2019
From Monday 4th November until 1st April 2020 we will be open 7 days a week 10am - 4.30pm
We are closed on Christmas Day

Prices

Free entry

Parking £2 - covers you for all car parks all day. Season tickets are also available.

Also see

Address

Nr Rhayader,
Powys,
LD6 5HP

Directions

Plan route to Cwm Elan | Elan Valley using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 928646  Lat: 52.26932 Long: -3.57227

By Car: The Elan Valley is 3 miles from the town of Rhyader on an unclassified road leading from the B4518. The town of Rhyader is crossed by the main A470 (North/South) and A44 (East) roads.

By Public Transport: Rhayader has no train station (the nearest being Llandrindod Wells) but is connected by a local bus network. The Elan Valley is connected by local public transport via Rhayader on request/pre-booking ONLY.

www.traveline-cymru.info

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Please note that the amenities listed can be found at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre rather than relating to the whole Estate. 2 EV Charging Points. Parking Charge per vehicle.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu