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Lake Vyrnwy

Off the B4393, Llanwddyn, Wales
+44 1691 870278
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A pleasant day's outing

We drove here from near Cemmaes as we wanted to find somewhere that would give us views, quietness... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
geoffrog
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Australia
via mobile
Summer Sun - Perfect Setting

Amazing range of walks, picnic sites and some of the tallest trees seen in the UK. A hidden gem as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mrstevea
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Preston, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Off the B4393, Llanwddyn, Wales
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+44 1691 870278
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove here from near Cemmaes as we wanted to find somewhere that would give us views, quietness, beauty and some typical Welsh countryside, and found all of these at Lake Vyrnwy. On one of the hottest days of the year so far it was...More

Thank geoffrog
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Thanks for your review I am so glad you travelled some distance in order to visit us, the views really are something else and you managed to visit on one of the hottest days of the year which is definitely a bonus. We really...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing range of walks, picnic sites and some of the tallest trees seen in the UK. A hidden gem as well as offering great opportunities to canoe on the lake and cycle round the lake.

Thank mrstevea
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Thanks for your review We are really glad you enjoyed your day, you chose a great day for it with the weather being so beautiful, it really is a hidden gem. We hope to see you again soon Thank you

Reviewed 6 days ago

We called in the Artisans Cafe prior to taking a walk on the lakeside. Service was grumpy and unhelpful - asking for toast at 10.00am seemingly an impossible task! Expensive too, a bacon sandwich, toasted teacake and 2 plain coffees £11.55! Also we wished that...More

Thank eflteacher
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Thank you for leaving a review Artisans cafe isn't actually owned or run by Severn Trent. It's a sub let cafe that is ran seperately. They do have their own Tripadvisor page if you'd like to visit it. I have spoken to the site...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled here for the day last weekend. A lovely day was had and the food in the cafe is lovely. The only downside is the car park by the cafe. The spaces are not very easy to see and when the car park is full...More

Thank aliwill2014
Severn_Trent_Water, Digital & Social Media Advisor at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving us a review- so pleased that you had a fantastic day trip with us and it's great to know you'll be visiting again! I'm sorry to hear about the parking and thank you for bringing this to our attention. If you find...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely scenic place to visit. We enjoyed our walk along with the dogs taking in the spectacular views along the lake. The castle looking building is stunning. Worth a visit.More

Thank Vicky D
Severn_Trent_Water, Digital and Social Advisor at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your amazing feedback in regards to your recent visit. The views are breathtaking and the site is one of my favorites! There are so many photographic moments that you will want to see again and again! Thanks again and I hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a group of friends for a picnic amazing weather . Very impressive views and the dam is a work of genius . All I will say is if you are having a picnic use the designated areas as the midges by the water...More

Thank Dan C
Severn_Trent_Water, Digital & Social advisor at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your amazing feedback in regards to your recent visit. The views are spectacular and the Dam is something I would paint and hang on my wall(If i was any good!) The Wildlife love this reservoir as much as the public however,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing and magical spot. An absolute must. We drove around the lake, as the baby couldn't quite muster the walk. Planning to go back to have a go at the half marathon! An incredible scenic spot.More

Thank Kate H
Severn_Trent_Water, Digital and Social Advisor at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your amazing feedback in regards to your recent visit. This is one of my fave spots for scenery as you can go snap happy until you run our of space on your phone! I would suggest coming back again when the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've passed the signs pointing to the lake on many an occasion, with the plan to visit eventually. Finally, I did go and really enjoyed the trip. I went with a friend, with the intention of renting a bike and cycling around the lake. When...More

Thank AliBongal
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for the great review. It was nice to read your review of your trip to the lake and the sights you saw along the way. I 'm glad you had a good time there, perhaps try the route on the bike anti clockwise...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Vyrnwy is perfect for a sunny day out, we cycled round the lake (12 miles) or so with only gentle inclines, stunning scenery and plenty of picnic spots to enjoy the view. Make sure you have insect repellent as the midges can be a...More

Thank Rooombiter
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer relations at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for leaving a review Lake Vyrnwy is such a beautiful place with spectacular scenery along the way :) There is many things to here from cycling to watching wildlife, or going on the trail. It's great to hear you'll be visiting us...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit! Nice walks and stunning countryside. Good for walking and biking. You can drive the car round the lake tooMore

Thank TravellingSolo_11
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Relations at Lake Vyrnwy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to the beautiful Lake Vrynwy. The perimeter road around the site is just under 12 miles. There are also several woodland trails you can take on foot, which vary in length and difficulty. There is more information...More

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sarahmel16
Hi. Is the surface suitable for scooters?
18 April 2017|
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Response from caroline n | Reviewed this property |
As long as your careful, as the road is narrow, there's no problem.
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sarahmel16
Hi. Is the surface suitable for scooters?
18 April 2017|
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Response from DodgetheViper | Reviewed this property |
The ride round the lake is tarmac so yes fine for scooters.
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katiefielding5
Is parking free or if not how much? Would people recommend for a dog walk and picnic?
24 March 2017|
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Response from Chatz2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free parking,anywhere for dogs and picnic
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