Pistyll Rhaeadr is the highest waterfall in Wales, the highest single drop waterfall in the UK, and one of the 7 wonders of Wales.
A wonderful hour-long walking route leads to the falls directly from Glendower. If you would prefer to drive, you can get there in 20 minutes and park in the carpark near the base of the waterfall. A café serves refreshments close by. Find out more about Pistyll Rhaeadr in this traveller’s guide.
In his book Wild Wales, the 19th century author George Barlow wrote of the falls,
“What shall I liken it to? I scarcely know, unless it is to an immense skein of silk agitated and disturbed by tempestuous blasts, or to the long tail of a grey courser at furious speed. I never saw water falling so gracefully, so much like thin, beautiful threads as here.”