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Lake Vyrnwy

Off the B4393, Wales
01691 870278
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Ranked #17 of 68 Attractions in Powys
Owner description: A country lover's paradise where peace and tranquility abound, this scenic lake offers an impressive mountainous backdrop and many outdoor activities... more » Owner description: A country lover's paradise where peace and tranquility abound, this scenic lake offers an impressive mountainous backdrop and many outdoor activities such as boating, bird watching, hiking and camping. « less
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Plenty to see and do if you like the outdoors. Facilities at by the dam, which is a great viewpoint. At the top end of the lake is a walk upto the waterfall.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Lovely place from relaxing and looking over the lake.would recommend it .toilets and a cafe on other side of the dam .

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Frankland, Western Australia.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It had been over 45 years since I had last been to Lake Vyrnwy, a year when there had been low rainfall and some of the buildings could be seen on the bottom of the lake. On this occasion the water level was high and the lake looked beautiful. In those years the trees and vegetation had grown to enormous... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good day out which includes - spectacular views - walking trails - mini trek to the waterfalls - view from lakeside tearoom It may look even more spectacular just before the onset of fall

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Gainsborough, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Didn't expect to see has much as we thought: RSPB - Log cabin with full length glazed window to view wildlife in their natural environment Farmers - Showing us how the obtained the fleeces from sheep Wooden Sculptures - with 50 or so wooden sculptures produced by people from all around the world Picnic Area - some to sit and... More

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Thingwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had lunch at the Old Barn cafe which I would recommend, followed by a browse in the craft shops and then a short stroll past the RSPB shop to the Dam - Great views across the lake and valley. Drove around to the other end of the lake and followed the trail to the Rhiwargor Waterfall - an easy couple... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The setting is beautiful. The visitors centre is well worth a visit. There is a short film playing continuously showing the construction of the dam. There are several pull in laybys during the round the lake drive, with some good views.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lovely views & a variety of sign posted walks. A steep climb on one but then a nice stroll through countryside. There is an RSPB shop which has bird feeders outside, I have never seen so many small birds feeding so close to humans, mesmerising. Peaceful if you wish to escape the hustle and bustle & plenty of space for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Lovely place, very scenic and full of walks and very scenic drives. Excellent choice of cafes and a cycle hire shop onsite. Excellent place to spend a few hours in between all the other stuff North Wales has to offer!

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We spent a day at this stunning place. We walked to the spectacular waterfall, well worth the walk.We had a light lunch at the café, very good. Later on during the day we visited the Lake View Tearoom, a great view of the lake, good tea and cakes. If you what to walk, bike ride or just look, then visit... More

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