The Spectacular Elan Valley

70 square miles of dams, reservoirs and rugged Welsh landscapes.

There’s plenty to see and do in the Elan Valley. By day, explore this special landscape by bike, car or on foot. When the sun sets and the night falls, look up and marvel at the star-studded skies.

Come and explore this magical place, nestled in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales.

Map of Elan Valley Estate

Notice Board

Visitor Centre

Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm Mondays-Sundays, November to March.

Penbont House

Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm Thursdays – Mondays

Lunch served until 2:30pm
Afternoon Tea – 24 hour notice required

  • Newtown Astronomy Society Open Day

    Newtown Astronomy Society Open Day

    This is a community event. Newtown Astronomy Society are holding an Open Day at Rhayader Leisure Centre on 16th March 2024, 9am-3pm. Telescopes for Beginners with a display…


Dark Skies

In 2015, the Elan Valley Estate achieved International Dark Sky Park status.

Find out more about how you can enjoy our pristine, dark skies…

Follow along

We would love all of our visitors to share their experiences and photos of the dark skies. Share your images with us on instagram using the hashtag #ElanValley