What’s Open, What’s not

We are seeing a gradual re-opening of tourist destinations and hospitality businesses across Mid Wales. This is a short list of what we know to be open, and what is still closed at the moment. Please tell us of any changes, and please call ahead or check social media before travelling, because opening times may change at short notice.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

The Vale of Rheidol Railway will not be reopening this summer. It should be re-opening in 2021.


The Elan Valley

The valley is open for visitors, but the visitor centre, main toilets, café, gift shop and playground remain closed.

There is a a catering trailer ‘Y Gegin’ at the visitor centre.

Temporary toilets are available at the visitor centre as well as at Claerwen Dam and Craig Goch Dam.

Bike hire available for advanced bookings only. Call 01597 810 880.


Penbont House Tearooms

The tearooms have reopened, with all seating outdoors on the picnic benches, but under a gazebo. The menu is limited, and afternoon teas are pre-ordered and takeaway only.


Great Oak Cafe

Great vegetarian cooking! Open 10am to 3pm, outside seating at rear.

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Aisha’s Cafe and Restaurant

A new restaurant in Llanidloes, serving Moroccan cuisine and tapas. Lunch time and evening opening Thursday / Friday Saturday. Order for takeaway or outside seating.

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