Visitor Centre

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

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

Car parks are now all open, please park carefully and be respectful of other visitors. Please buy your ticket on the day from the cash only machines  (correct change only) in the car parks or from the gift shop (cash or card). This charge goes towards the maintenance of the estate and allows us to keep it open for visitors.

Season tickets for car parking are also available, costing £20 for twelve months, please ask at the Information Desk.

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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, (£2.50 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