Visitor Centre

The Elan Valley Visitor Centre is operated by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and is set in a fantastic location against a spectacular backdrop of a Victorian stone dam.

The Visitor Centre is open from 10am - 4.30pm.

It is the perfect starting point for your visit to the area. There's something for everyone.

  • Information Desk
  • Shop
  • Cafe
  • Bike hire
  • Exhibition area - with information about the water scheme, history and wildlife
  • Audio-visual show - Elan: A Living Landscape (12 minutes long)
  • Easy disabled access
  • Toilets
  • Large car park and coach parking area with easy parking
  • Children's play area
  • Large picnic area
  • Dog-friendly

Entrance to the Visitor Centre is free, and the £3.00 parking charge covers you for the whole of the Estate's car parks, all day.

We have introduced new parking controls at Elan Valley with continuous monitoring (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and new options to pay. This will make it an easier and quicker experience, giving you more time to enjoy the stunning Elan Valley. Visitors by car can pay by cash or card at the visitor centre or via the machines by credit/debit card. Parking may also be booked and paid for on a mobile device using the NexusPay-GroupNexus app (downloadable via QR codes on site).

Regular visitors may purchase an annual parking pass for a single vehicle for £35.00 which will give unlimited parking for that vehicle on the site for one year.

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water continues to provide fantastic facilities for visitors to enjoy. For this to continue, we need to have car parking charges at our visitor attractions. Income will be used to service the sites, ensuring they are kept to an exceptional standard and provide a clean and well-maintained environment.


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Contact numbers:

Main Contact Number: (01597) 810880
Fax: (01597) 810206

Click here for directions to our Visitor Centre.


Available free of charge, (£3 car parking fee).

There are 2 electric car charging points available at Elan Valley Visitor Centre - click here to see details and other nearby charge points.

The charge points are operated under the ZeroNet network, more information on accessing points on this network can be found on the public charging network page