With Penbont House situated in the heart of the Elan Valley, a visit here will never fail to delight and inspire! Whether you wish to set off on foot, bike or car we have plenty to see. Explore the Elan Valley, head downtown to Rhayader, or head-out across the Cambrian Mountains.
Discover the Elan Valley
Elan Valley is a beautiful area made even more compelling by the dams and reservoirs, which together create a wonderful, living landscape. Plus we lie at the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, so you are never far away from an adventure, a different point of interest or a spectacular view.
The dams and reservoirs, the working legacy of remarkable Victorian engineering, add to the captivating and ever changing scenery. You can stroll, picnic or hike; cycle or mountain bike; bird watch, fish or safari!
The Elan Valley is a haven for wildlife, one of the most important sites in Wales! There is always something to warm the heart throughout the year, you just have to come and find it!
52 weeks of the year, there’s always plenty to see and do in Rhayader. The Elan Valley offers stunning scenery, wonderful walking and some of the best mountain biking routes in the British Isles. The area is also famed for its rare and beautiful wildlife – most notably the magnificent Red Kites most easily seen at Gigrin Farm Red…Find out more
Discover the Cambrian Mountains
The Cambrian Mountains are remote and sparsely-populated, and were described by writers in past centuries as the “Green Desert of Wales” – not the most promising of nicknames for one of the most beautiful, colourful and varied landscapes in southern Britain!Find out more
Discover Dark Skies
The Elan Valley Estate has some of the most breathtaking night skies in Europe. Here, the Milky Way arches majestically across the sky, making it a great location for stargazing or night photography.
In 2015, the Elan Valley Estate was awarded an International Dark Sky Park Status from the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), which means that the area is protected from encroaching man-made light pollution.