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Beautiful

Elan Valley is a place of natural beauty visiting during the winter months you are able to see a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
suebayjo
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west midlands
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Stunning

Decided to take my girlfriend here for her birthday as we only live about an hour an a half away... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jonathanrichardw
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Dolgellau, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elan Valley is a place of natural beauty visiting during the winter months you are able to see a vast array of colours seeing the power of the water cascading over the dam was inspiring to the power of nature. There is a cafe serving...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take my girlfriend here for her birthday as we only live about an hour an a half away and we have both always wanted to go and visit the dams/reservoirs of the Elan Valley. We fisrt stopped at the visitors centre to have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I go through here it never seems to amaze me I’ve been here in the summer time in all its glory and the winter time the views are breathtaking a must for all that enjoy the beautiful countryside

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Last time we came here was 2 years ago. Brought our family this time, we did the small blue walk from the visitors centre. Had lunch in the cafe which was nice enough and then, after some advice, got back in the car, drove up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing even in bad weather had a superb drive thru the valley, amazing scenery, will be back, the drive is well signposted, a lot of trees down due to high winds, staff member at the visitor centre very knowledgable

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Had heard this place was worth a visit and were not disappointed. Amazing views all around. Scenic roads around the water. Busy visitor centre (parking charges) but free parking at other locations. We walked up a valley parallel to a river for a few miles....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 14jaym
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Went recently and parked up in the visitor centre, there a very helpful woman behind reception told us of the different walking options that were available to us (sorry I forget her name!) The dam's were amazing and the paths were well kept and great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

We have been before many times in the summer but this visit was for Autumn Colours. It was early November and it maybe because of the hot summer but the drive around the reservoirs was breath taking even for us regulars. Gold, copper and water...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Copperfieldbell
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Love the elan Valley, so stunning no matter what the weather, we are of there again this coming weekend and can't wait!!!... & again at Christmas🎄🎄🤶🤶😍😍🎅🎅🎉

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sara S
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Where to begin ? We have been travelling and staying in the area at various times for many years. There is something for every one . If you enjoy walking, cycling or just driving round all the dams. The scenery and views are breath taking....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sue M
27 August 2018|
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Response from DSA402621 | Reviewed this property |
The valley is free but if you park at the visitor centre they charge for that I believe
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johnjohn20182018
8 August 2018|
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Response from fionaw957 |
Hi there was never a village as it was a farming community, some foundations are visible and some of the garden walls of one of the manor houses
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Gemma S
8 August 2018|
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Response from Ian R | Reviewed this property |
There's a visitor centre at the mouth of the valley, which has a nice cafe, serves hot & cold food, drinks and cakes, has an outdoor play area for kids, and tables and chairs to sit and eat your lunch inside and out. All... More
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