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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

  • 14/08/22

    26° 6%
  • 14/08/22

    20° 1%
  • 15/08/22

    17° 4%
  • 15/08/22

    17° 6%

Weather forecast for Rhayader (3.4 miles away) updated 13/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

    Saturday 27th August 2022 from 21:30pm to Sunday 28th August 2022 00:30am

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

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  • Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Wednesday 31st August 2022 from 01:00am to 03:00am

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

    More info
  • Newtown Astronomy Society meeting and observing

    Saturday 10th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Newtown Catholic Church Crypt, Newtown, SY16 2BJ (20.2 miles away)

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  • Stargazing with Dark Sky Wales and Cardiff Astronomical Society

    Friday 16th September 2022 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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  • Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

    Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 21:30pm to Thursday 22nd September 2022 00:30am

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

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Stay and gaze nearby

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    Builth Wells, Powys, Powys, LD2 3NP (10.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Tyn Cornel Hostel

    Tregaron, Ceredigion, Dyfed, SY25 6PH, Wales (13.0 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Llanerchindda Farm

    Cynghordy, Llandovery, Dyfed, SA20 0NB (15.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Hafren Forest Bunkhouse

    The Old Weather Station, Staylittle, Powys, SY19 7DB (16.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Cambrian Escapes Dark Skies Camping

    Penstacan, Cilycwm, Dyfed, SA20 0TF (18.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Basel Cottage – Little Hall

    Little Hall, Llandovery, Dyfed, SA20 0YW (18.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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