Lake Vyrnwy has a controversial history but is an ideal destination for anyone looking for some incredible scenery and picturesque walks!
In 1877, the valley was identified as an ideal location for a new reservoir to supply fresh water to the growing town of Liverpool. A parliamentary bill was drawn up and subsequently passed, without any consultation with the resident of Llanwddyn Village.
In 1881, construction of a dam began, which took 7 years to complete. Following this, the village was demolished and rebuilt at the base of the dam. The valley was then flooded and by November 1889, the water reached the lip of the dam.