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“A truly spectacular experience”

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Watching the Red Kites flying in to be fed is an unforgettable experience and not to be missed so make sure you are there at the right time. There is no admission fee and parking is only £3. There is a good café which has good views of the Kites and also has an out door seating area, this is useful if mobility is a problem. It's only a short walk down the hill to get a closer view of the Red Kites as the arrive and swoop down over the lake to pick up food from the island opposite the main viewing area. For children there are excellent adventure playgrounds to keep them occupied. For the energetic there are many cycle trails amongst the stunning forest scenery. I have visited twice, once in good weather and once in torrential rain and my advice is pick a fine day.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

My wife was itching to go and see the Red Kites and I must say that this was wonderful. The weather was lovely (which helped) There is a charge of £1.50 for 2 hours parking or £3.00 for all day. There are two playgrounds for children, one for little tots and one for bigger children. There is a really nice gift shop and a lovely little café. There are toilets, a wonderful viewing platform, and it is suitable for people in wheelchairs. You are able to enjoy walks, cycling etc in sotruly stunning surroundings. The highlight of the day comes at 3.00pm when the Red Kites are fed. There are hundreds of these magnificent birds awaiting food. A truly awesome spectacle and one not to be missed if you are in the area

Thank JoeJoe674
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

£3 for car park with no admission fee - excellent value - wonderful views - very friendly staff

Three different walks as well as the fabulous sight of over 200 Red Kites feeding.

There is a feeding area for garden birds as well, attracting Siskin and Woodpeckers, at well as the usual tits and finches

The RSPB talk isn't up to much - the chap feeding the Kites is much more interesting!

Fabulous opportunity for some great photos and dogs ARE welcome (unlike the miserable lot at the National Trust!)

The cafe is very good value too and the spicy lamb sausages were extremely tasty and served with a smile

Don't miss it if in the area

Thank WiltsGolfer
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This has one of the most fantastic views lakes trees and Red Kites and all other birds visiting nearby. If you visit at 3 in the afternoon the kites are fed and it's the most awesome sight with dozens of these magnificent birds flying about just a few yards above your head. The cafe offers good wholesome food at reasonable prices in clean comfortable surroundings

Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Loads of red kites to see, especially at 3 pm each day when there are over 100 to be seen from the visitor centre. Food is really good and the walks and views are wonderful

Thank tigerfan86
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