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Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa has a breathtaking setting, high on the hillsides of the Berwyn Mountain range, in a 24,000 acre country estate. It commands panoramic views across mountains, forest and the tranquil Lake Vyrnwy. Its health spa takes in stunning lake views and features a thermal suite and offers a range of luxurious spa treatments. Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa is renowned for its award-winning fine dining. The surrounding estate is teeming with wildlife and encompasses a dedicated RSPB bird reserve.
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa (pronounced 'Lake Vern Wee') has an enviable location, high on the hillsides of the Berwyn Mountain range within a 24,000 acre Vyrnwy estate. Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has panoramic views to all horizons. The contrasting landscape of Snowdonia's majestic mountains, moorland, forest and spectacular waterfalls all combine to create a bewitching backdrop to Lake Vyrnwy itself. Also an RSPB sanctuary, the estate provides a wealth of wildlife and tranquillity. The hotel is approximately 45 minutes from Shrewsbury, an hour from Chester and under 2 hours from Birmingham and Manchester.
The hotel's 52 bedrooms offer everything from intimate rooms over looking the hotel's gardens, to rooms with balconies and views over the length of the lake. All rooms are individually furnished and decorated, many with antiques and special features such as Jacuzzi baths.
The award-winning candlelit restaurant uses only the best, local produce and everything from the marmalade to the petits fours at dinner are created in the Vyrnwy kitchens.
The Health Spa at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel offers excellent facilities and luxurious treatments with stunning views overlooking the Lake.
The hotel owns some of Wales' best fishing together with an outstanding array of leisure activities including quad trekking, archery, white water rafting, rock climbing, tennis and water sports. There are also dedicated meeting and private dining facilities, making the hotel an ideal conference location.
All 52 en-suite bedrooms have Satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, heating control, internet access (Wi-Fi in some rooms), electric shaver point, 24-hour room service, smoke alarms and radio. All bedrooms are non-smoking. Most rooms have lake views and many feature balconies. There are Wi-Fi hotspots in a number of locations throughout the hotel.
A century ago... the Vyrnwy Valley looked very different. The Corporation of Liverpool began work on the huge masonry dam in 1881 to create a new fresh water supply for their city. Apart from land for the lake, they purchased the surrounding 24,000 acre catchment area to control the purity of the water, and this enabled them to enhance the great scenic beauty of the area. This colossal project even involved relocating the entire former village of Llanwddyn.
The lake took two years to fill and the water first flowed to Liverpool in 1891. An official ceremony in 1910 conducted by HRH the Prince of Wales marked the completion of the works.
Accommodation was required for many of the sightseers, engineers and dignitaries who came to see what was then the largest dam in Europe, so the hotel was built to accommodate the City Fathers of Liverpool so that they may enjoy their newly created sporting estate.
Located 900 feet above sea level, it is made from locally quarried stone. Sporting activities were also introduced, with shooting, fishing, walking and birdwatching. The lake was stocked in 1889 with 40,000 Loch Leven trout, and the first official day of fishing was in March 1891. All sporting continues to this day.
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa
Mid Wales SY10 0LY
Tel: +44 (0)1483 776344Fax: +44 (0)1483 730202
From Shrewsbury: A5 towards Oswestry. Turn left onto A458 towards Welshpool. After a few miles, turn right onto B4393 (signposted to Lake Vyrnwy, 28 miles). Follow this road all the way to Lake Vyrnwy. Take the road on the right hand side of the lake (B4393) and then look out for the hotel driveway on the right hand side.
Parking: Ample free parking on-site
Rail: Gobowen Station (27 miles)
Welshpool Station (21 miles)
Air: Welshpool (21 miles)
Liverpool (62 miles)
Birmingham (83 miles)