Elan Valley Visitor Centre | Cafe


Cwm Elan | Elan Valley & Visitor Centre, Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

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Elan Valley Visitor Centre | Cafe


The Elan Valley Visitor Centre cafe has a spacious seating area with windows all around to enjoy the wonderful view of the River Elan and Caban Coch Dam. There is a patio area with picnic tables for people wishing to sit outside in fine weather. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the café.

The cafe serves a range of meals, including breakfasts, light snacks and main meals. Welsh cakes, bara brith and many other cakes are baked on the premises. Last orders for food are taken at 4pm in summer and 3pm in winter.

There is also a well stocked gift shop with a wide range of useful maps, books, toys, locally sourced crafts and souvenirs.

Coaches are welcome to use the cafe, but it is important that you contact the centre prior to arrival if you are planning a visit so that delays can be kept to a minimum.

Guide Prices

First hour of parking is FREE, £3 for the whole day- covers you for all the car parks. Season tickets are also available.



  • Serve lunch
  • Take away service


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • Cash accepted
  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Children's outdoor play area


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI


  • EV Charging
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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. £2.50 car parking charge covers you for the whole of the Estate's car parks, all day.

Season tickets for car parking are also available, costing £20 for twelve months, please ask at the Visitor Centre Information Desk.There are two electric charging points located at the Visitor Centre Car Park.

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.


The nearest railway station is Llandrindod Wells, which is 14 miles away.


  • 4 Food Standards Hygiene
4 Food Standards Hygiene


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