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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre

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Address: Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Llywernog, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
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Well worth a visit

Whilst staying in Capel Bangor visited for some lovely walks and saw he red kites being fed at 1500hours, amazing experience worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst staying in Capel Bangor visited for some lovely walks and saw he red kites being fed at 1500hours, amazing experience worth a visit.

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Thank ajenkins593
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely food, cooked breakfast was lovely and parsnip soup was gorgeous. Good service and nice surroundings. So nice to be able to bring the dog inside as well. Well worth a visit.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were intending to go to a different red kite sanctuary and actually came across this place by chance. We are sure glad we did. Seldom will you ever see such a display of birds of prey, it's definitely a once in a life time must do! The setting is absolutely picturesque, the walks around the lake are easy and... More 

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Thank CookieMonster021283
andrewrendell, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello CookieMonster, thank you for your review, I agree Bwlch Nant Yr Arian is a very special place. Great for families and something to offer everyone. If you are on Facebook give our page a like, and then message us your best kite feeding photo. We will add the photo to our visitors album. Come again soon More 

Warminster, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant cafe serving some great food and drinks Polite and friendly staff Nice to see siskins at the bird feeders Spectacular sight when the kites swoop in for their feed Fairly steep slope down to the viewing area overlooking the island that the kites are fed on Just a shame that the shop closes during the kite feeding session,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 4 plus hour drive into Wales and in fairness came across Bwlch Nant by accident as we wanted a break and it looked a beautiful location. The views from the parking area are fabulous (accepting we had clear blue skies) We visited the cafe, shop and toilets all of which were very well kept and very clean.... More 

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Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Jo S, thank you for your review. You should have a job with the Wales Tourist Board! Joking aside, we value your comments and try our best to provide you with a pleasant visitor experience. in turn you will tell your friends and hopefully they will call next time they are passing. We are situated in a beautiful part... More 

Horsham, West Sussex ,UK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here together with some visiting family. I am sorry to say firstly the portions have been reduced in size . No fresh salad or tomatoes and letuce with the lamb burgers . The food was really disappointing. And as regular visitors to the mountain biking trails in future we will ride down the road to the red... More 

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Thank warwicktn
Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Warick, firstly let me thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry that you were obviously unhappy with your visit. I have had a word with the kitchen staff and unfortunately they cannot recall anyone asking for salad with their lamb burger. If you decide to call again, please do chat with our kitchen... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cant beat nant yr arian, the wildlife is spectacular. we come here often bird watching and never get sick of the place. there is also a nice little cafe here to so grab yourself a cake and a cuppa

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Thank hill48
Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Hill48, we are so glad you enjoy your visits, and that you were able to share how much you love coming. Please do come again and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds our Visitor Centre. Regards More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No doubt an excellent way to see these magnificent birds at close quarters - but only if you can see ANYTHING. It can be a long drive up into the mountains so best not to be disappointed by the weather clamping down to (effectively) zero visibility. The kites can't see and we can't see. Different story when the weather's good,... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always excellent - home prepared, fresh and good value. Service is excellent and a clean and friendly venue and dogs are welcome. Go for a great walk before or after your meal!

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Thank AndrewJPowell
Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew we really value feed back, especially when it is feedback like yours. I will pass on your kind words to our kitchen staff who work hard to freshly prepare the food. Please do come again. Safe travels and kind regards More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife discovered this reserve while exploring the possibilities of the area, when we arrived and paid our £3.00 parking fee we discovered the visitors centre was closed for refurbishment, so my chances of a much needed bacon roll disappeared. They have three waymarked walks and we managed two of them, although the Miner's Walk was a little bit hairy... More 

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Andrew R, Visitor Centre Assistant at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hello Mr and Mrs Riley, thank you for your review and I am so sorry you called with us on a day when we were closed for essential refurbishment work. We try to schedule the work off season when it will effect the least number of people. We always advertise any disruption well in advance on our website, at the... More 

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