Pistyll Rhaeadr is the tallest single-drop waterfall in Britain, featuring a massive 80m high drop. This enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains is enjoyed by all generations with its overpowering presence in this special place. Many tourists mention that after visiting the waterfall that they quickly find peace a reverence within themselves although living in a very busy and fragmented world. The mountains have lots of surrounding hills with many walking routes to suit a variety of walkers, making visiting the waterfall a great opportunity to get your walking boots on and to explore the area. The picturesque waterfall is open to the public al year round with no access charge. However, if you are visiting by car there is a charge for parking.
Why not experience the waterfall from the Tan-y-Pistyll café. This rustic and cosy restaurant and tea room still maintains many original 18th century features which can be seen throughout. Sit on outside underneath the pagoda which overlooks the waterfall and enjoy the waterfall in comfort.
Situated in the quaint village of Abergwyngregyn, nestled within the valley at the northern edge of the Carneddau mountain range, Aber Falls, is a stunning waterfall in the heart of Snowdonia’s National Park. Each year the waterfall sees over 50,000 visitors, use the free car park at the bottom of the hill and take the walk up to the falls and beyond into Carneddau. Whilst walking up you are likely to pass the Ty Pwmp, an exhibition on the history of Aber and the Princes of Gwynedd. If your, not one for walking or simply don’t fancy it you can always drive up to the top and take advantage of one of the two car parks.
Whilst visiting why not pop over the Aber Falls whiskey distillery, which is a stone’s throw away from the waterfall. Take the distillery tour and discover how whisky is made and even sample their award-winning whiskeys. Tours are available on a first come first served basis so ensure you book in advance if it is something you want to do whilst you visit the falls.
Located in the village of Dyserth, this waterfall sees River Ffydion falling a massive 70 feet to meet with River Clwyd which runs through Rhuddlan. Cross the bridge past the waterfall, enjoying a light showing passing through, to find two towering walls which were thought to have been built to support a water wheel which would have been driven by water diverted from the above waterfall. Although their history is unknown it is thought that these walls could be from the medieval ages. Take a walk up the steps, past the walls to meet a luscious green hillside with fantastic views over the village. If you walk a little further up you will be greeted by a fantastic woodland bursting with wildlife with plenty of green spaces adjacent, a perfect place to enjoy a summer picnic.
Occasionally at the waterfall, there is a duck race that takes place, usually on a bank holiday. Choose from over 100 ducks that will grace the waterfall and travel down to the bottom. Will you be lucky enough to win?