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Rheidol visitor centre

United Kingdom / Hydropower / Visitor centre

The Rheidol hydropower plant and the visitor centre can be found in beautiful surroundings near Aberystwyth on Wales' western coast.

The Rheidol power plant is the largest of its kind in England and Wales and has generated renewable energy since 1962.

The environment was taken into consideration when designing it’s scheme in the 1950’s: The award winning Felin Newydd Falls in Cwm Rheidol were designed to blend in with the surrounding countryside, and many of the scheme’s building are clad with local stone.

The plant covers an area of 162 square kilometres and is made up of an interconnected group of reservoirs, dams, pipelines, aqueducts and power stations. Their highest peak is situated at 750 meters above sea level in the Plynlimon mountain range.


The Rheidol power station
The Rheidol power station

We invite you to learn and explore more at the Rheidol Visitor Centre. It provides a historical film and interactive displays about the Rheidol Hydro scheme and other renewable energy generation across Statkraft. The centre offers a café serving light refreshments and an outdoor space to absorb the fantastic views of the Rheidol valley and reservoir. There is also an excellent classroom and meeting room facilities available for hire.


Cwm Rheidol
SY23 3NB Aberystwyth

Opening days and hours:

Open from May 1st to September 30th included and on the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

Opening hours are from 10:30am to 16:15pm

Guided tours:

Guided tours through the Rheidol Hydropower Plant can be offered by prior arrangement. Please contact


For further information call +44 1970 880 667 or send an email to

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The Rheidol visitor centre
The Rheidol visitor centre
Photo: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen
The Rheidol visitor centre
The Rheidol visitor centre