Places to Visit

This is a list of places to visit around Wye View. Click on an image or the title of an attraction for more information.


Aerial view of the Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology

An eco-centre in Powys, dedicated to demonstrating and teaching sustainable development, empower people to live a more sustainable life. (Image from CAT website.)

A pair of nesting ospreys

Dyfi Wildlife Centre and Osprey Project

The new Dyfi Wildlife Centre is the heart of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere. The Dyfi Wildlife Centre is the home of the Dyfi Osprey Project at the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve. There’s a 360 Observatory where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Dyfi Valley, an elevated hide, boardwalk, a visitor centre and shop. The […]

A rustic bridge over the Ystwyth in the Hafod Estate.

Hafod Estate

The Hafod Estate sits in 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and surrounding hills. Hafod Uchtryd house and gardens were built to the “Picturesque principles” fashionable in the 18th century, with circuit walks allowing the visitor to enjoy a succession of views and experiences. Hafod became an essential destination for the early tourist in Wales, […]

Gilfach Nature Reserve

Once a working hill farm, now it’s a spectacular nature reserve tucked away in the Marteg Valley. There are a number of marked walks along the river and around the valley, which take in the old railway bed, the waterfalls where you can see salmon leaping in autumn, the Welsh Longhouse farmhouse, an oak wood, archaeological […]

Group exploring Corris Mine underground.

Corris Mine Explorers

A rare opportunity to adventure underground into the abandoned and forgotten world of the slate miner. Awarded Best Activity / Experience in Mid Wales 2019 / 2020 (Mid Wales Tourism Awards).

Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre

Really popular with younger children, a farm where they can meet a range of small breeds of sheep, goats, donkeys, miniature horses and small mammals. The ‘hands on’ experience is actively encouraged and you may wish to feed some of them with their specially formulated food. There are over 30 species of owls in the […]

Powis Castle

Powis Castle and Garden is located just outside Welshpool and is managed by The National Trust. The castle is medieval in origin, extended over the centuries as both a fortress and a grand country mansion. It is richly decorated with a large collection of statues, furniture and textiles from Europe, India and the Orient.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits in a spectacular location, at the head of a valley with a flooded quarry below and views of the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay. There are walking, running and mountain bike paths around the site, and a Red Kite feeding centre where you can see these magnificent birds […]

Visitors entering tunnel at Silver Mountain Experience

Silver Mountain Experience

Located in the Cambrian Mountains around 15 miles from Wye View, Silver Mountain Experience was originally the Llywernog silver-rich lead ore mine, primarily worked from the 19th Century. Long after the mine was closed the site was completely redeveloped and the mine buildings restored as a unique example of Welsh mining heritage. The upper underground […]

A narrow gauge steam engine being tended by the driver

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Opened in 1902, this narrow gauge steam railway offers the scenic trip from Aberystwyth through ancient woodlands to Devil’s Bridge, home of the famous waterfalls, high in the Cambrian Mountains.

Bryntail mine buildings with dam beyond

Bryntail Lead Mine

Bryntail is the site of a nineteenth century lead mine and associated ore processing buildings. Although long abandoned and ruined, the remains of the mine shafts, pits for the winding gear and settling tanks used in the processing of the ore are all clearly visible. Bryntail is in the care of Cadw and lies on […]

Clywedog Dam and Reservoir

The Clywedog river is dammed high above Llanidloes forming a large reservoir popular with anglers and the local sailing club. The dam is used to regulate flow of water down the river and into the Severn. Occasionally the water overflows the top of the dam forming a spectacular backdrop to the Bryntail lead mine at […]

Hafren Forest

Afon Hafren is the Welsh name for the River Severn. It’s source is a peat bog on the side of Plynlimon, but it quickly becomes a torrent with falls and cascades plunging through Hafren Forest, around 8 miles for Wye View.

Elan Valley

The Elan Valley Estate is an area of 72 square miles around the rivers Elan and Claerwen, managed by The Elan Valley Trust and Welsh Water. Elan Valley is home to six dams built in the 1890s to supply water to Birmingham, over 70 miles away. There are four dams on the river Elan, and […]

Three stacked bridges at Devil's Bridge

Devil’s Bridge

Devil’s Bridge is a village built next to a crossing of the River Mynach gorge – there are in fact three bridges, built on top of each other, but we will leave it to you to find out why it is called Devil’s Bridge!

Strata Florida Abbey

The Cistercian abbey at Strata Florida (“Valley of Flowers”) was founded in 1164 and enjoyed the patronage of the Dinefwr family, rulers of the principality of Deheubarth in South Wales. The Abbey established and controlled many farms throughout Wales, farming sheep for wool and growing food crops.