The local area around Lake Vyrnwy has so much to offer visitors. There are quaint market towns and villages, historic castles and gardens and the beautiful Mid Wales coast line all within easy reach.
The Rainbow Trails are set in 20,000 acres in the stunning Forests of Dyfnant and Vyrnwy. They offer outstanding walks through the Forest, the surrounding countryside and walks to Lake Vyrnwy.
RSPB – Birdwatching Reserve and Visitor Centre
Lake Vyrnwy is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK and lies within a special area of Conservation.
Visit the RSPB Shop, access the Nature Trails and Facilities and check out the Viewing Points. Check the website for excellent local events, including Lambing Live in April.
Built in 1837, this imposing stone building served as a Workhouse for up to 250 inmates until 1930, it is now a developing community centre and venue for the arts, crafts, music, creativity and education. The Workhouse Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm (4pm Winter) with free admission.
Chirk Castle, Chirk, Oswestry
Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
Local Restaurants and Cafes
Pop into Artisans by Lake Vyrnwy for a coffee, a gift or hire bikes to enjoy the lake. Open Daily from 10am – 5.00pm (4.30pm Winter)
The Lake Vyrnwy Hotel offers Afternoon Teas, Lunch and Dinner in the Tavern Restaurant and an excellent Spa Facility – ask us for any Holiday Home Park Residents discounts. Enjoy a drink on the terrace looking out across beautiful Lake Vyrnwy.
Plas yn Dinas – offering Fine Ales and Country Dining
The Green Inn, Llangedwyn offers great pub grub with a Bar and Grill
Local Shop and Village Events
Dafarn Newydd Stores – 5 minutes to a local convenience store open daily from 8am to 6.30pm.
Special Offers including Fruit, Vegetable, Salad and Breakfast Boxes available to pre-order for your convenience.
Llanwddyn Events – the local community offer numerous events all year round
Powis Castle, Welshpool
With an amazing collection of paintings, furniture, sculpture and tapestries, you might be surprised what you find at Powis Castle in Welshpool, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mid Wales.
In addition to the castle, be sure to visit the fantastic terraced gardens and the Clive Museum at this stunning National Trust property.
The park is literally on the doorstep of one of Wales’ most iconic visitor attractions, Lake Vyrnwy. Constructed in the 1880s, the spectacularly beautiful Lake Vyrnwy was one of the first stone-built dams in the world and supplies water to Merseyside.
Surrounding the lake is the important 24,000 acre RSPB national nature reserve with lots of wildlife to see and walking trails to enjoy.
Lake Vyrnwy also offers Boating, Watersports, Fishing, Horseriding, Cycling and a Hotel Spa
King Arthurs Labyrinth
Found deep beneath the mountains of Southern Snowdonia in the village of Corris, King Arthur’s Labyrinth is one of the most mysterious visitor attractions in Mid Wales.
On this fun day out you’ll sail with a mysterious hooded boatman through a magical underground waterfall – your gateway to the Dark Ages and a time of myth, magic, dragons, giants and King Arthur himself. A cool attraction when hot, a dry attraction when wet, King Arthur’s Labyrinth is a real adventure for all ages.
Corris Mine Experience
Explore an abandoned Welsh Slate Mine with one of Wales’ most experienced mine explorers. This rare opportunity takes you into the old Braich Goch slate mine at Corris, near Machynlleth, which was first worked in 1836 and abandoned by the miners around 40 years ago.