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Llyn Celyn

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JBY wrote a review Sep 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom10 contributions11 helpful votes
There's supposed to be a walk alongside the lake but not clear where it is - there were toilets and parking but no information on where you could walk and the history
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Date of experience: September 2020
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CeriWhitehouse wrote a review Dec 2019
Newport, United Kingdom83 contributions15 helpful votes
Nice place to stretch your legs after a long drive however the history behind its creation should never be forgotten.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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923Dan wrote a review Nov 2019
Swindon, United Kingdom2,318 contributions504 helpful votes
Driving south to Bala, passed by Llyn Celyn - well its really a reservoir now. Pretty reservoir that supplies water to the white water rafting river downstream. Nice picnic area with lots of free parking with stunning watery views. One of the quieter and less touristy parts os Snowdonia.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Chris D wrote a review Jul 2019
Llanfyllin, United Kingdom21 contributions5 helpful votes
It's a reservoir. So what? The drive around it is pleasant & the road is good. There are good public toilets & Manon's Cafe at the whitewater centre is perfectly adequate. For those of us who live in the area, it is coloured by memories of the community which was displaced by its construction in the 60s
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jilly2903 wrote a review Jul 2019
Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom1,845 contributions624 helpful votes
Yesterday (Sunday), Hubby and me were driving along the A4212 near Frongoch when we decided to stop and stretch our legs. This man-made reservoir/dam is 2.5 miles long, 1 mile wide and has a maximum depth of 140 feet. We have seen it quite low in the dry summer months. The lake was formed 54 years ago in 1965 when Liverpool City Council forced the residents to leave Capel Celyn so that they could drown their village in order to form a constant supply of water to England. The villagers were given the option of digging up their dead from the local cemetary prior to their homes being flooded. Understandably, there was widespread opposition to this decision which resulted in many protests and demonstrations. Years later, Liverpool City Council issued a public apology. There is a memorial church on the edge of the lake which is listed separately on T.A. On the plus side, Tryweryn Valley is a scenic spot in Snowdonia. There are small lay-bys around the lake, a picnic area and basic public toilet facilities. The water in the reservoir is used to maintain the flow of the River Tryweryn which benefits the nearby National Whitewater Centre (listed separately on T.A.).
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Date of experience: June 2019
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