Approx 25 minutes by car
FREE (£2 daily car parking charge)
Always open - although the Visitors Centre is only
open from 10.00am to 4.30pm
It would be a travesty to visit the area and not go to The Elan Valley. A series of six dams and five reservoirs, it is truly stunning. The Visitor Centre has maps of the area with various walks of differing diffculty. If you are not up to walking it is still worth a drive for the views.
The Visitor Centre also has a small museum that tells fascinating stories about the mammoth engineering challenge behind construction of the dams. Plus a small cafe.
The mountain road out of the valley is said to be one of the most beautiful roads in the country and takes you (slowly) to Aberystwyth.
Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Rhayader LD6 5HP