image for Shop - Gift item typeGift Shop at Elan Valley

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Shop - Gift, next open Thu 6 Aug - Thu 31 Dec 2015, free entry


Nr Rhayader,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 1 Oct - Thu 31 Dec Dark Skies Exhibition - Elan Valley Astronomy
Wed 21 Oct Howey Hedgehog Rescue
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Oct Winter Craft Fayre
Wed 28 Oct Dam Open Day
Thu 29 Oct See The Night Sky
Fri 30 Oct Spooky Spectacular


The Elan Valley Visitor Centre gift shop has a wide range of gifts and souvenirs available. Many of the items are themed around the Elan Valley and Wales.

The shop sells a range of goods, including pottery, books, postcards, toys for children, confectionery and clothing.

Educational groups and coach parties are welcome in the Gift Shop.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Please note that the amenities listed can be found at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre rather than relating to the whole Estate.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Thu 6 Aug - Thu 31 Dec 2015 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00
Closed Christmas Day


Free entry

£2.00 car parking fee - covers you for all the car parks for the whole day. Season tickets are also available.



Plan route to Elan Valley using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 928646  Lat: 52.26932 Long: -3.57227

By Car: The Elan Valley is 3 miles from the town of Rhyader on an unclassified road leading from the B4518. The town of Rhyader is crossed by the main A470 (North/South) and A44 (East) roads.

By Public Transport: Rhayader has no train station (the nearest being Llandrindod Wells) but is connected by a local bus network. The Elan Valley is connected by local public transport via Rhayader on request/pre-booking ONLY.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Please note that the amenities listed can be found at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre rather than relating to the whole Estate.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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