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About Llys-y-frân

Llys-y-frân is set in a beautiful location, in the foothills of the Preseli Mountains.

Free to enter and open all year round there’s plenty to do for all ages and abilities. A great place to spend the day exploring on foot or on two wheels.

The 350 acres (142ha) of woodland, grassland and lake are perfect for walking, cycling and fishing – and a whole range of activities on land and water.

Whatever adventure you choose, enjoy taking deep breaths of fresh Pembrokeshire air; where social distancing comes naturally.

About Llys-y-frân: Our Story

The reservoir was first opened in 1972 by HRH Princess Margaret. We supply most of the water used by homes and industry in south Pembrokeshire. The dam is a feat of engineering, but it has also preserved this landscape as a haven for nature and wildlife.

Welsh Water is a not-for-profit water company. We don’t have shareholders, which means that we put every single penny we make straight back into keeping bills down and looking after your water and beautiful environment – now, and for years to come. We think it’s a much better way of doing things.

A £4 million major investment to the visitor centre and recreational facilities was backed with £1.7 million of European Regional Development Funds through the Welsh Government.

The Welsh Government’s Tourism Attractor Destination programme, led by Visit Wales, aims to create 11 must see destinations across Wales.

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Other Highlights

Visitor Centre

This is the best place to start your visit. Here you will find a warm welcome, a hot cuppa, slice of cake and great views across the water. No visit would be complete without a visit to our café with freshly prepared food, showcasing the very best of local Welsh produce. Make sure you also allow time to browse round the gift shop.



Why not start your walking adventure at the visitor centre? Here you can pick up a walking map and chat to friendly staff about which routes will be most suitable for you. Whether you are up for a monster hike or a gentle stroll with a buggy, stretch your legs, breathe in deep and enjoy your walk.



Stay with us for a short break or holiday and enjoy the perfect getaway in this rural retreat located in central Pembrokeshire. Close enough to all the action in Tenby and St David’s, yet far enough to enjoy a peaceful break. Our campsite overlooks the lake and has high-quality grass and hard standing pitches, many with electric hook-up.