Elan Valley - Visitor Centre

Elan Valley - Visitor Centre

Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Wales

Set in a fantastic location against a spectacular backdrop of a Victorian stone dam the visitor centre acts as a gateway to the Elan Valley park and a great place from which to stargaze.


Elan Valley - Visitor Centre is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Location events organiser

Elan Valley Trust

Elan Valley Trust organises events at this location

Please contact Elan Valley Trust directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 23/07/24

    18° 4%
  • 23/07/24

    15° 3%
  • 24/07/24

    13° 1%
  • 24/07/24

    11° 12%

Weather forecast for Rhayader (3.4 miles away) updated 23/07/24 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Tuesday 30th July 2024 from 23:59pm to Wednesday 31st July 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (24.1 miles away)

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Wednesday 31st July 2024 from 23:59pm to Thursday 1st August 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (24.1 miles away)

    More info
  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Thursday 1st August 2024 from 23:59pm to Friday 2nd August 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (24.1 miles away)

    More info
  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Monday 5th August 2024 from 22:30pm to Tuesday 6th August 2024 00:30am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (24.1 miles away)

    More info
  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Tuesday 6th August 2024 from 22:30pm to Wednesday 7th August 2024 00:30am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (24.1 miles away)

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Elan Valley Dark Sky Lodge

    Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP (0.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Penbont House Tearooms, Bed and Breakfast

    Penbont House, Elan Valley, LH6 5HS (1.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Cwm Clyd Bunkhouse

    Claerwen Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HF (2.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Dolgoch Hostel

    Abergwesyn, Ceredigion, Dyfed, SY25 6NR, Wales (9.2 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Little Hill Lodges

    Little Hill Barn, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5NY (9.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Little Hill Lodges – Llandrindod Wells

    Little Hill Barn, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5NY (9.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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