1 Hours 35 Mins from our holiday cottages
60 Miles from our holiday cottages
Rhayader Museum & Gallery, East Street,Rhayder, Powys, Ceredigion
LD6 5DS (Sat Nav)
Tel: 01597 810561
Rhayader lies in the very heart of Wales, situated some 700ft above sea level in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley, in the Cambrian Mountains. The town’s Welsh name - Rhaeadr Gwy - means the "Cataract on the Wye
Water has always played an important role in the town and today it is known for the spectacular beauty of the flooded Elan Valley where Victorian engineers created a series of magnificent dams and reservoirs.
Rhayader is the first town on the River Wye, lying just 20 miles from its source on the Pumlumon Mountains to the north.
According to legend the Rivers Wye, Severn and Ystwyth, which all arise on Pumlumon, once discussed the best route to the sea, and the Wye chose the prettiest route. The Wye Valley Walk, which follows the river for 136 miles from its source to its mouth near Chepstow, passes through Rhayader on its way.
The town’s Riverside Walk is a good place to look for wildlife and follows an interesting and attractive path which takes in both the parks - Waun Capel Park below St Clements Church and The Gro Park over the bridge in Cwmdeuddwr. There are excellent picnic spots and benches with views of the waterfalls that gave Rhayader its name.
The Mill holiday cottage is a luxury barn conversion.
The Byre holiday cottage is a single storey barn conversion.
Stallion Valley has been designed to be properly dog friendly, and has a wide range of dog friendly facilties.
Cwm March Farmhouse Cottages