Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve (Powys) Reviews
Description:Lake Vyrnwy is man-made, with the dam that created it completed in 1888. The village of Llanwddyn was submerged by the ... more
Newest Review: ... roof giving it a 'fairy castle' look. The area is quite remote, and it takes a long cross country trek to get there, but once there, it's worth it. Despite being an artificial lake, Lake Vyrnwy has been described as the most beautiful lake in Wales. If you visit, I think you'll tend to agree, it is gorgeous. Nowadays, the area is owned by Severn Trent Water and managed by the Royal Society ... more
Customer Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve (Powys) Reviews (1)
by - written on 13/02/09 (Very useful, 210 readings)
Lake Vyrnwy is a beautiful, man made reservoir set in the heart of the scenic Berwyn Mountains in Mid Wales. The lake was created in 1888 by the damming of the River Vyrnwy to supply water for the city of Liverpool. In damming the river, the builders also drowned the village of Llanwddyn, but kindly rebuilt it away from the rising waters! Apparently, the village is visible during a drought, but with the recent weather over the last couple of years, there's little chance of seeing it! The Victorian engineers who built it really knew a thing or two, the dam looks almost new today over 100 years later. Unlike most modern buildings, the dam and water tower are ... Read the complete review
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