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The Elan Valley Estate attracts a wide variety of visitors and a good starting point for all is the Visitor Centre which has a wide variety of information and educational and interactive resources.
In total the Elan Estate attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet, some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits. Whatever activity you choose, the information on the Recreation page should help you to get the maximum enjoyment out of your visit to the Elan Valley.
For those wishing to stay in the area the nearby town of Rhayader has a wide choice of accommodation and facilities. The Elan Estate can also offer self catering accommodation in cottages and farmhouses on the Estate - for details please look on the Where to Stay pages.
How to Find Us
We are situated in the county of Powys in mid Wales and can be accessed easily from the town of Rhayader which is on the intersection of the main A470 (North/South) and the A44 which comes from the East.
From Rhayader follow the B4518 southwest out of the town. The left turn for the Visitor Centre is signposted after three miles.
Grid Reference: SN928646
Postcode: LD6 5HP
Rangers' Office: (01597) 810880
Information Desk/Shop: (01597) 810898
Cafe: (01597) 810899
Fax: (01597) 810206
Map of the Elan Estate
Elan Valley Trust
Elan Estate Office
Tel: 44 (0) 1597 810449
Fax: 44 (0) 1597 811276
Responsible for open hill land, Elan Village and self-catering properties
Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Tel: 44 (0) 1597 810880
Responsible for Visitor Centre, dams and reservoirs, woodlands and Elan Valley Trail