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Rhayader's name in Welsh is Rhaeadr Gwy which means 'waterfall on the Wye'. However the waterfall was destroyed in 1780 to make way for a bridge over the river. A magnificent Victorian clock tower dominates the centre of the town. Rhayader is a very agreeable place amongst some of the finest river scenery in Mid Wales. The poet Percy Shelley lived in 1809 in the cottage of Nantgwyllt in the Elan Valley, then a famed beauty spot. However, the cottage disappeared in the planned flooding of the Elan Valley but its garden walls can still be seen when Caban-coch's water levels are low.

A century later the 5 new reservoirs have blended almost seamlessly with their surroundings and the power of the dams, and the white waters thundering down them, adds great character to the landscape. The visitor centre gives an insight into the construction of the dams, the railway built to supply them and the lives of the construction workers involved in the project.

The old railway trackbed now forms the Elan Valley Trail, which is a marvellous facility for waterside walking or cycling.

Nearby towns
  • Llandrindod Wells/Llandrindod
Nearby villages
  • Elan Village
  • Gaufron
  • Llansantffraed-Cwmdeuddwr
  • Llanwrthwl
  • Nant-glas
  • Nantserth
  • St Harmon

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