We stayed here earlier this year and really liked it even though the weather was rubbish. The dam and lake further up the valley are stunning, very good walking area, nice pub within walking distance, dog friendly................ what more could you want. Would definitely return.
You can also cycle around the dams and the area is stunning and the locals were very friendly. There is an information centre about half a mile from the site which also does food. The site has a barrier and you need to collect the code from an electrical shop in the town before going to the site. Have a great time.
We stayed there 24th dec to 30th dec 2014 wow fab site.
Will deffonatly be going back there loved it. We have our little dogi and we took our bikes so enjoyed every bit. The hotel accross the road s sunday lunch was good too and hot choci at the cafe at the dam was good too.
We had a lovely holiday here a few years ago. My husband, dog and I did a survey of the gates along the path to the visitors centre and along the Élan Valley. There is a lovely cafe in rhyader called the Old Swan.
I used to ride over this way regular as we loved the twisty winding A483 from Newtown to Builth Wells - then head to Elan Valley and on to Abba for an ice cream by the sea, this site looks nice so may have to try the route out in the van