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Elan Valley, Rhayader

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Discover Elan Valley, the only purpose-built Arts and Crafts "Model Village" in Wales. Known for its scenery, over 80 percent of the valley is designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Cycle, marvel at the dams and reservoirs, spot wildlife, or learn more about the history at the visitor center. Find maps, local produce, and mementos at the gift shop and sample homemade snacks at the cafe. Take a look at our Rhayader trip builder site to schedule your visit to Elan Valley and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Elan Valley is a true gem for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. It is a small Lake District without the crowds. We managed eight excellent walks over the (small) mountains, by the side of the reser...  more »
  • There are lots of walks for different abilities. We always walk on the flat disused railway line from the visitor centre. There is a short climb to get to the start. We were lucky to have a sunny warm...  more »
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