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Up until around 100 years ago there was no such place as Lake Vyrnwy – there was however a grand plan to supply Liverpool with fresh water and in 1881 work started on the outskirts of a little Welsh Village known as Llanwddyn. The Corporation of Liverpool built new homes south of the dam together with a church, relocated the village and today Lake Vyrnwy is testament to Victorian engineering at its best. The Corporation also purchased around 24,000 acres around the proposed lake so that it could control the environment and therefore the purity of the water. The lake took two years to fill and was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in 1910 – the dam though had been supplying water to the people of Liverpool for some 10 years at this time! In 1889 the lake was stocked with Loch Leven trout and today the lake still draws fisherman in search of the “one that got away”. The lake today boasts some interesting features, one of which is the pointed tower rising majestically out of the waters some way from the dam. It is linked to the shore by an arched bridge and is officially the “straining tower”. It is here that the water leaves the dam for its 70 mile journey to Liverpool and it is the straining tower because the water first passes through a fine mesh screen to filter the water. Lake Vyrnwy lies just south of Snowdonia and today attracts visitors from all over to take advantage of the variety of activities on offer.

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Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa (0.71 miles)

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

Situated high on the hillside within the 24,000 acre Vyrnwy Estate, the hotel commands breathtaking views of mountains, lakes and moorland. It is also surrounded by lawns, an abundance of rhododendrons, woods and meadowlands. Built ... More | visit website

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Cyfie Farm Boutique Suites and Spa (5.60 miles)

Cyfie Farm Boutique Suites and Spa
Nestling into the top of a wooded hillside about 6 miles from the Lake, Gold Award winning Cyfie Farm is in a spectacular setting overlooking the Vyrnwy Valley with views across the width of Wales. ... More | visit website
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Gwaenynog Farmhouse (6.78 miles)

Gwaenynog Farmhouse
Gwaenynog is a beautiful stone farmhouse in a quiet area, located between Lake Vyrnwy and Welshpool.

There's a large guest lounge with beams and an open inglenook fireplace, with a large TV with Freeview and DVD, ... More | visit website
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Rhyd Hir B&B (7.46 miles)

Rhyd Hir B&B
We don't have a roadside sign - we want to be a little bit special for our guests. Welcome to Rhyd Hir - a rebuilt 16th century Welsh Longhouse, hidden away in its own dell ... More | visit website
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Cain Valley Hotel (8.06 miles)

Cain Valley Hotel

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The Cain Valley Hotel offers not only competitively priced accomodation, but also good food freshly prepared throughout the day and served in either the restaurant or one of the two ... More

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Pentre-Bach (9.86 miles)

Pentre-Bach
Pentre Bach is situated in a beautiful valley at the foot of the magnificent Berwyn Nature Reserve and mountains in south-east Snowdonia. It is surrounded by its own fields and woodland in countryside which stretches ... More | visit website
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Dolbrodmaeth Riverside Hotel (10.28 miles)

Dolbrodmaeth Riverside Hotel
The Dolbrodmaeth Riverside Hotel boasts a stunning riverside location with spectacular views of the southern Snowdonia mountains.

Located on A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau this charming hotel is an ideal base for walking, fishing, ... More | visit website
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Buckley Arms Hotel (10.28 miles)

Buckley Arms Hotel

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A warm welcome awaits you at The Buckley Arms Hotel; a family run hotel with much charm and character. We are sure you will enjoy your stay and leave feeling relaxed ... More

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Tyddyn Llan Hotel (10.47 miles)

Tyddyn Llan Hotel

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Tyddyn Llan, a small elegant Georgian Country House with an award winning restaurant and luxurious accommodation is in a peaceful location with beautiful gardens in an area of remarkable natural ... More

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Ty Derw Country House B&B (10.49 miles)

Ty Derw Country House B&B
Beautifully situated in the lovely Dovey Valley Ty Derw is well known as one of the best B&Bs in the area; graded 5 star by Visit Wales we have always achieved high marks particularly for ... More | visit website

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