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Heritage/Visitor Centre, next open Mon 10 Mar 2014 - Tue 10 Mar 2015, free entry

Elan Valley

Elan Valley

Elan Valley in Autumn

Elan Valley in Autumn

Elan Valley in Autumn
Elan Valley

Elan Valley

Address

Nr Rhayader,
Powys,
LD6 5HP

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 - Sun 27 Apr Tywynnu Art Exhibition – Suzy Bee
Fri 18 - Mon 21 Apr Easter Egg-citement
Wed 23 Apr Dam Open Day
Sun 27 Apr Birdwatching Safari
Sun 4 May Birdwatching Safari
Sun 4 May Gro Hill Archaeological Walk

Details

The Elan Valley Visitor Centre is the perfect place to start a visit to the area. The Visitor Centre includes an exhibition (which shows the history and natural history of the area), an audio-visual show, information desk, shop and cafe, toilets, children's play area, large picnic area and a large car and coach parking area.

The Visitor Centre provides easy disabled access.

For further details see www.elanvalley.org.uk

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 groupsGay friendly

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
Mon 10 Mar 2014 - Tue 10 Mar 2015 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:30
Closed Christmas Day

Prices

Free entry

Parking £2 - covers you for all car parks all day. Season tickets are also available.

Location

Directions

Plan route to Elan Valley using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

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


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.
Rhyader 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.

www.traveline-cymru.info

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • 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
  • Gay friendlyGay friendly
  • 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

Parking

  • 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

General

  • 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

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • 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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