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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Llywernog, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
+44 1970 890453
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Beautiful Location With An Amazing Red Kite Exoerience

This location offers many activities for young and old. Pleasant easy walks to longer more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PopsPeter
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Great walks views and peace and quiet

I often visit here to take in the magnificent views doen the valley towards the coast. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lewis T
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“kite feeding” (53 reviews)
“red kites” (301 reviews)
“mountain biking” (40 reviews)
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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Llywernog, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
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+44 1970 890453
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"kite feeding"
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"red kites"
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"parking fee"
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"spectacular sight"
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"round the lake"
in 11 reviews
"car park"
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"bird watching"
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"magnificent birds"
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"amazing spectacle"
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"amazing site"
in 8 reviews
"viewing area"
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"overlooking the lake"
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"feeding area"
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"birds coming"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This location offers many activities for young and old. Pleasant easy walks to longer more challenging ones, cycle tracks and skate/bike park for youngsters to enjoy. The jewel of this centre was the feeding of Red Kites (hundreds of them) that arrived over the hills,...More

Thank PopsPeter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I often visit here to take in the magnificent views doen the valley towards the coast. There are many trails to walk and cycle, a very good childrens play area, the daily Red Kite feeding spectacle and a cafe with terrace. Great place to visit....More

Thank Lewis T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a coffee on route to Midlands,and was pleasantly surprised by the good parking,excellent walks and lovely food. Tip, find out when feeding time is for red kites,it was 2pm when we visited.It is fascinating and such a treat to see,even if your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here to see the kites. Had not realised the sheer numbers that were here. It was like a very posh version of the pigeons in Trafalgar Square!! Quite difficult to photograph as there were so many flying at once, but the spectacle was unforgettable....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit here and it was just as wonderful as the first. A lovely walk around then a stop to see the red kites being fed (2pm in winter, 3pm summer) which is magical. We had 'Welsh tea' in the cafe afterwards, the bara...More

Thank Gemmsky
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here twice now, as a walking site, and have loved the panoramic views of the nearby countryside. We’ve done a couple of strenuous walks and have not been disappointed (the dogs loved them too). I will say, on both occasions, in February and...More

Thank Nikki T
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

They feed red kites every single day of the year, and hundreds of them turn up. It really is incredible to see them all. The cafe there is not great but nice enough to go to on a cold day. It's a massive shame they...More

Thank Merglyn
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We visited on a misty day at Easter we had a great lunch in the visitor centre do try the specials. We then braved the weather outside after a short easy walk around the lake we ended in the Red Kite hide and watched so...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Feeding time at 3pm, maybe get there around 2pm, park up and grab a coffee in the café. Park for the kids to let off some steam.

Thank jowilcock
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Beautiful landscaped parking area, cafe, toilets, gift shop, etc. Visited at 3pm for Red Kite feeding time, amazing, upto 200 birds of prey circling overhead, swooping down and picking up bits of meat in their talons and then eating on the move. Incredible..... Afterwards used...More

Thank MarWri62
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BerkshireBabe
28 September 2017|
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Hello and thanks for the enquiry, It is possible you saw Mergansers but equally likely is goose handers. Depending on the time of year you can expect to see little grebe, great crested grebe, tufted duck, black backed gull... More
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Linda H
1 July 2017|
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Hello and thank you for your enquiry. There are plenty of outside seats and benches for you to enjoy your picnic. There is also a lovely gazebo which you are welcome to use for your picnic. Bring your picnics and come and... More
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Mark T
30 March 2017|
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Response from andrewrendell | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your enquiry. Yes you can get from Aberystwyth to Bwlch Nant Yr Arian by bus. The nearest train station is in Aberystwyth. The 525 bus from Aberystwyth - Ponterwyd/Llanidloes stops on request at the... More
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