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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

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Address: Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
Phone Number: 01970 890453
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great for bird-spotting!

We loved the outside balcony seating with a brilliant view of a giant bird feeder and good information. The enthusiastic staff made our visit extra special.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice place great for walks & of course mountain biking! Food v average take your own , two little parks one for toddlers one for not very grown ups ;)

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We loved the outside balcony seating with a brilliant view of a giant bird feeder and good information. The enthusiastic staff made our visit extra special.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place. We had a lovely walk round the lake to the hides. The red kites were already gathering and it was fascinating to see them so close and in such great numbers. We stayed at the hide whilst they were fed and it was just amazing to see at least 150 birds so near to us. It... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nant-yr-Arian is one of the smaller trail centres but in my book probably the best. The trails aren't long but the singletrack sections are by far my favourite in Wales. Summit trail is a good length and includes The Italian Job, Mark of Zorro and High as a kite. Fabulous sections that reward good technique but provide enjoyment for novice... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful location with stunning views. Kite feeding a must see for any keen photographers. Cafeteria was good value, clean and friendly. Cheap car parking.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We regularly visit Bwlch Nant Yr Arian. My sons and husband like to mountain bike there and there are showers for them to freshen up afterwards. I take a walk in the forest and then visit the restaurant when it's kite feeding time, as I have a bird phobia and the rest of the family are keen nature lovers and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lovely day trip out with the added bonus of red kites feeding at such close proximity. Nice views and walks

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have visited Bwlch Nant yr Arian on a number of occasions to watch the local red kites (over 120 on a good day) being fed. Even for non bird watchers this is an impressive spectacle as dozens of birds wheel overhead before swooping down to scoop up their food, even taking lumps thrown into the adjacent little lake. Access... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I was prepared for a small show but there must have been more than 100 red kites circling when we arrived just before 3, and more appeared as the food was scattered. Take a camera - the best close up views are from the hide on the far side of the lake or you can see the whole spectacle from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Beautiful place to spend a couple of hours very pleasant walk by the lake all the facilities really good and very user friendly caters for all ages and tastes. Cycling route is available. Unfortunately due to our time scale we were unable to view the Red Kite feeding but otherwise a spectacular location and would highly recommend to anyone who... More 

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