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Rheidol Power Station

Cwm Rheidol, Aberystwyth SY23 3NB, Wales
+44 1970 880667
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Visited on 19th October 2017 to be greeted by notice stuck on entrance door to say only pre-booked... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Peter H
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Nice little cafe

Called in visitor centre and had coffee and cake in cafe. This place is also handy if you want to... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Nanette8179
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Burton, United Kingdom
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Rheidol Visitor Centre & Power Station Open Bank holiday Easter weekend, May 1st - September 30th, 10:30-16:15 7 days a week Only 10 miles from Aberystwyth, why not come and visit Statkraft's Rheidol Visitor Centre in Cwm Rheidol, with its film about the history of Rheidol Hydro Electric scheme and a film about a tour of the Hydro-Power station, including our wind sites. Pre-booked tours of the power station are available for groups and schools with prior notice - Booking forms are also available from the Rheidol Visitor centre café. Our Visitor centre’s cafe is open for Bank holiday Easter weekend and then from May 1st – 30th September and is open 7 days a week from 10.30am – 4.15pm. We serve an excellent variety of hot and cold drinks, ice creams, sandwiches and cakes! Sit outside and look at the amazing surrounding views of the valley and reservoir and watch the Vale of Rheidol steam train go by in the hills. We look forward to your visit to Rheidol Visitor Centre soon!
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Cwm Rheidol, Aberystwyth SY23 3NB, Wales
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Visited on 19th October 2017 to be greeted by notice stuck on entrance door to say only pre-booked tours are now given !! You also need to provided photo id if over 18!!. Total waste of our family's time and two cars driving to facility,...More

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kate h, Public Relations Manager at Rheidol Power Station, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello Peter H Thank you for your review and I apologise if your visit with us was unsuccessful. Our season has always run from Easter bank holiday weekend and then from May 1st to September 30th. So the facility is closed from this date. The...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Called in visitor centre and had coffee and cake in cafe. This place is also handy if you want to go to butterfly house which is just behind the visitor centre. Recommend this little cafe.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I found this quite informative. Lovely place to sit outside on a nice day. Café is good - often come here just for tea and cakes.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Rheidol power station is a 56 MW hydroelectric scheme near Aberystwyth, Wales. It was built between 1957 and 1962 and was officially opened on 3 July 1964. It has been operated by Statkraft since 2008 after it was transferred from E.ON UK as part of...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

On a good point free entry but very limited information, done and dusted in half an hour. Good as an add on to Butterfly House next door.More

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kate h, Public Relations Manager at Rheidol Power Station, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your review, it is good to get feedback on our facility. Rheidol Visitor Centre is an information point mainly about Rheidol Hydro power station, renewable energy and Statkraft the company. There is a water display showing how the hydro scheme works and...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Not really an info centre. Mainly a cafe and butterfly farm, in a small poly tunnel and not cheap. BUT worth a drive by if passing as very pretty area.More

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kate h, Public Relations Manager at Rheidol Power Station, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your review, it is good to get feedback from visitors. Rheidol Visitor Centre is an information point mainly about Rheidol Hydro power station, renewable energy and Statkraft the company. There is a water display showing how the hydro scheme works and an...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

A little difficult to find but very informative on the process of generation of power and the history of the nearby power station. We had made an appointment to visit the actual power station which is just 5 minutes down the road so you can...More

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kate h, Public Relations Manager at Rheidol Power Station, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your review, it is good to get feedback on our facility. We do hope you enjoyed your visit with us and will return again in the future.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We visit the visitors centre today and a lot of the showed information was out of order. If you want to join a guided tour, please make sure you sign up for it up front. Unfortunately it is not longer possible to joun a tour...More

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kate h, Public Relations Manager at Rheidol Power Station, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review, it is good to get feedback on our facility. It was unfortunate that some of the information was out of order on the day of your visit and please accept our apologies for this. With regards to guided...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

very informative displays and informed staff- good food and a place to go back to! very clean facilities

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kate h, Public Relations Manager at Rheidol Power Station, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review, it is good to get feedback on our facility. We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us and will return again in the future.

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Have some lovely sandwiches and refreshments. Idyllic location with with loads of space for the 6 year to run around. Watched the Vale of Rheidol Railway steam train pass on the hillside opposite. Staff were very accommodating. We will return.

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kate h, Public Relations Manager at Rheidol Power Station, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hello Stephen Thank you for your kind words. It is a very special place here in the Cwmrheidol valley and we're glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you in the future, Warm regards, Kate Heaven

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