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North Wales Sights

Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve

  • Off B4393 Map It
  • Llanwddyn
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice

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Bordered by lush forest and emerald green hills, Lake Vyrnwy is a haven for wildlife. It's rich in rare bird species, from falcons to siskins and curlews. Stretching out along the shores of the lake near the visitor center, the Lake Vyrnwy Sculpture Park is a collection of pieces by talented local artist Andy Hancock. Arranged along a paved walking trail, many of the wooden sculptures resemble oversize versions of the lake's wildlife, including a 15-foot-long dragonfly. It's an extremely popular cycling route, and there's a bike shop and coffee shop near the visitor center.

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Off B4393, Llanwddyn, SY10 0ND, Wales

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Visitor Center Apr.–Oct., daily 10:30–5:20; Nov.–Dec., daily 10:30–4:30; Jan.–Mar., weekdays 10:30–4, weekends 10:30–5. Park daily year-round


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