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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

  • 17/08/22

    17° 5%
  • 17/08/22

    15° 4%
  • 18/08/22

    13° 4%
  • 18/08/22

    12° 5%

Weather forecast for Rhayader (3.4 miles away) updated 17/08/22 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Cambrian Mountains Stargazing Weekend – December 2022

    Friday 16th December 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 18th December 2022 12:00pm

    Hafren Forest Hideaway, Staylittle, SY19 7BY (17.7 miles away)

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

    Sunday 18th December 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

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

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

    Sunday 18th December 2022 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

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

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

    Monday 19th December 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

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

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

    Tuesday 20th December 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

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

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

  • 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

    More info
  • Cwm Clyd Bunkhouse

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

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Dolgoch Hostel

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

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Little Hill Lodges – Llandrindod Wells

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

    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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