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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
01970 890453
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Andover, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

You pay £1.50 to park and can view the red kite feeding at 3pm, which is an awesome sight. Stunning views. There is a cafe and shop, great kids park. If you are into walking or biking there are trails to wander round, I'm not so just watched the kite feeding, which was well worth the parking fee.

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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

One of the best places in Britain to see the Red Kite in spectacular unspoilt scenery. The woodland is impressive and the visitor facilities good.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful setting with a lovely lake. The walk around the lake is quite short but there are other walks that we didn't do. make sure you are there for feeding time (3pm in summer). To see that number of red kites at once truly was breathtaking. And it's free (except for car park which is £1.50 up to... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Having been to the Gigrin Farm feeding centre near Rhayader we were interested to find out about this one. Primarily a country park - £3 parking - for walking, mountain biking etc there are play areas for children, a shop, with food and drinks available in the large cafe (why do these places insist on having tasteless Fair Trade tea?... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Feeding time in 3pm BST and 2pm GMT, definitely make sure you time your visit to coincide with the feeding. Red Kites and Buzzards joined in the frenzy when we were there, and it was an amazing spectacle, especially as the birds started to mass in the skies, prior to feeding time. We also had a nice chat to the... More

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Milano Marittima, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Bwlch Nant y Arian is a wonderful place, just off the main road but in a very picturesque setting. There are two adventure playgrounds to keep the children entertained, an easy half-hour walk around the lake and a well-stocked cafe. The main draw is the red kite feeding at 3pm (2pm in the winter months). Just beforehand, the skies resemble... More

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Paignton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What a great day we had. Its free to get in to see the kites and walk around the site, you just pay £3 for parking. There is a lovely cafe and shop selling Kite paraphernalia. At 3pm the guy wheeled the barrow out with all the meat in and by this time the Kites had been gathering, circling, calling... More

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Eccleshall, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Anyone interested in Red Kites,this place is a must. The lady guide gives a talk for about 10 minutes then you walk down to a viewing area where you get a great view of the Red Kites being fed. The day we were there(July 23rd 2014)there was between 130 and 180 birds coming in to feed. You will need a... More

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Cork
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited in July and thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. The kids, 12, 8 and 4 enjoyed the playgrounds and we all enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the lake. Really nice day out.

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Wigan Lancashire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you want to see the majestic Red Kite in all its glory this is the place to be. Hundreds of the birds turn up from everywhere for the daily feeding time of 3pm summertime, 2pm winter.

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