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Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve

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Address: Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Wales
Phone Number: 01654700222
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Fantastic place to see and hear wildlife

The are so many things to do there: guided day and night walks, view birds from the enclosed huts, walk in the woods, roam the marsh areas, watch birds feeding from the visitor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Julia W
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Fairbourne, United Kingdom
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Fairbourne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The are so many things to do there: guided day and night walks, view birds from the enclosed huts, walk in the woods, roam the marsh areas, watch birds feeding from the visitor centre seats, discuss wildlife with the volunteers, purchase gifts, light refreshments and healthy ice cream

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is an excellent spot for all bird watchers etc. We called in on the way back from North wales and wish we could have stayed longer to explore. We ll definitely return

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Thank richiehd
Wales
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

BBC Springwatch no longer visit here but it has made more people aware of the amazing wildlife to be seen here. Just down the road from the Osprey Centre it is well worth a visit.

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Thank rushbelina
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you like nature, birds and wildlife, well why wouldn't you? Then this is a must visit. Excellent viewing hides etc and eacy to find and access.

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Thank Steve J
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Fab way to see Ospreys easily. Loads of folk about to help and tell you the latest too. Good cafe too!

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Thank GMR1950
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Lots of interesting birds and their calls. If one knew what one was looking at / listening to then I'm sure it would be a more interesting place, but I'm not a twitcher. Lots of scrounging and totally tame squirrels in the car park taxing the tourists - like seagulls at St Ives.

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Thank Sm0ky
UK
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent beautiful country side, wonderful hides. Interesting whatever the weather. Free to rspb members

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Thank Davidrl
Durban, South Africa
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I have to agree with a previous review that this is one of the nicest RSPB reserves that we visited in Wales (although I have to admit we didn't visit all of them). Lovely walks and well run little entrance shop (with hot chocolate and coffee to end your walk). Lovely views over intertidal estuary areas at the kiosk.

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Thank Nichewich
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We had the most relaxing beautiful walk round this lovely reserve. This was a first time visit and we didn't have time to cover the whole area. The diversity of the site is amazing with woodland walks, fantastic board walks through marshes, fields, freshwater ponds and saltmarshes. Lots of bird hides to observe all the wild life, all in all... More 

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Thank Terry B
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful RSPB reserves in the country with great wildlife, diverse habitat and a range of hides. Always get a friendly welcome too!

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