Find your North Wales


at Llyn Brenig

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Where is Llyn Brenig?

This was our first time at Llyn Brenig, excellent facilities with friendly staff. We will be back again, plenty more walks and fishing to do.

Alan Humphreys

Find us at: Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, Cerrigydrudion, Conwy, Wales, LL21 9TT.

Llyn Brenig is situated in North Wales, in the heart of the Denbigh Moors and on the border between the counties of Conwy and Denbighshire. The area’s most recent claim to fame is that Ant and Dec filmed I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! just 30 mins up the road at Gwrych Castle in 2020.

On site you will find a Visitor Centre & Lakeside Café with disabled access, cycle hub with bike hire, picnic sites, toilets, ample parking for cars and bikes and lots more.

It’s the pawfect place to bring your four legged friends, who are welcome on the balcony of the café too.

Visitor Attraction Opening Hours

Weather permitting, Lake Brenig is open daily.

Summer 2023
March to 29 September, 8.00am to 6.00pm (gates close 5.45pm)

Autumn 2023
30 September to 28 October, 8.00am to 5.00pm (gates close at 4.45pm)

Winter 2023/24
29 October to 30 March, 8.00am to 4.00pm (gates close 3.45pm)

Spring 2024
31 March to 24 May, 8.00am to 5.00pm (gates close at 4.45pm)

Summer 2024
25 May to 22 September, 8.00am to 6.00pm (gates close 5.45pm)

Please note we are closed for Christmas on 25 and 26 December.

Find Us

Journey to North Wales

By Car

It’s easy to reach us by car, we are just 20 mins from Denbigh. If using a sat nav head for LL21 9TT and follow the brown signs when you are near. Parking is available and costs just £3.00 for a full day. This charge goes towards the maintenance of the site and allows us to keep it open for visitors, we thank you for your support. Disabled parking bays can be found in the main car park and close to the shore for anglers. There is level access to the Visitor Centre, Café & Toilets.

The Cambrian Way

A roadtrip along The Cambrian Way is a popular choice for travellers. It’s a complete north-south journey along the mountainous spine of Wales, running for 185 miles (300km) from coast to coast. Following the A470 from Cardiff, there’s a list of unmissable experiences along the route through the heart of Wales and on to Llyn Brenig. It can take 4 hours by car from south Wales but the best way to experience it is to stop and enjoy the sights along the way.

International and Business Visitors

North Wales is easy to get to with fantastic links from the two main north west airports, Liverpool and Manchester. There are also direct train routes from many of the UK’s biggest cities. North Wales is closer than you might think! You will need to reach us by car or an organised coach trip but then part of our charm and beauty is that we are a bit off the beaten track.

By Bike

Once you reach us, a popular way to explore the sights and sounds of Llyn Brenig is on two wheels. While you are here you can hire a bike, ebike or trailer from the cycle hub or you can of course bring your own ride. Bike parking is available.

Car Parking

We have ample parking available on site. Disabled parking is available just outside the Visitor Centre.

Please ensure vehicles are removed from the car parks by the advertised times as gates are locked overnight.

How much does car parking cost at Llyn Brenig?

How do I pay for parking at Llyn Brenig?

I don’t have a mobile phone / don’t use apps. How can I pay?

I visit the site every weekend – this is a considerable extra expense for me.

I’m just dropping off my children / friend / family member for lunch – do I have to pay?

The reservoir is a public space – why should we have to pay for car parking?

Why should I pay £3 for a whole day when I only use the car park for an hour to walk the dog?

Upcoming Events

Monster Mash (Spring)

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to cast your line in the exclusion zone surrounding the fish farm…

May   Aug
Fish Farm Tours

Meet our dedicated fish farmers and gain insight into the nurturing of our stock of rainbow and brown trout.

Llyn Brenig Open

Join us for an exhilarating day of fly-fishing to showcase your skills in our prestigious singles competition.

Monster Mash (Autumn)

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to cast your line in the exclusion zone surrounding the fish farm…

Mar   Dec
Tagged Fish Competition

Find a tag and you could hook yourself a whopping £1000 in our Tagged Fish Competition.