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  • Plas Tan y Bwlch

    An Environmental Studies Centre, in the Snowdonia National Park. The Centre provides accommodation, and a fascinating range of courses. No experience is required, just a genuine interest in conservation and the countryside.
  • Plas Newydd, Anglesey 
    One of the finest old mansions in Wales has made history with a new technology that sucks heat from sea water. It's the biggest UK scheme of its kind and shows a way in which buildings can be heated without imported gas or oil. The traditional home of the Marquess of Anglesey with spectacular views of Snowdon contains a Rex Whislter exhibition and a military museum.

  • The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

    An Environmental Studies Centre, in the Snowdonia National Park. It is one of the world’s most renowned eco-centres, featuring interactive displays and practical examples of sustainable living, renewable energy and organic gardening. It offers wholesome, locally sourced, organic and fair trade produce in the restaurant.
  • The Marine Wildlife Centre at New Quay in West Wales

    Monitors the local dolphin population along the Ceredigion coast and is involved with marine environmental studies. Observations of dolphins are carried out from the land and offshore.
    Marine Wildlife Centre
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales

    The National Botanic Garden was created to develop a viable world-class botanical garden, dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable utilization, and to lifelong learning and enjoyment of the visitor. With prior notice they can offer behind-the-scene garden tours. Themes could include Sustainability; Horticulture, Education; Science; Library/Archive; History and Heritage; Farming. They have also recently been awarded Dark Sky Discovery Status.
  • The National Wetlands Centre

    Situated on the eastern side of Carmarthen Bay facing the Gower Peninsula. It is Wales’ best place to see wildfowl and waders. It is also a good site for the rare Cetti’s warbler, and is at the front of wetland conservation in Wales. Its newest feature is the Millennium Wetland complex, home to wildlife as diverse as dragonflies and Little Egrets.

  • Llanerchaeron

    Set in the beautiful Dyffryn Aeron. This 18th century estate survived virtually unaltered into the 20th century and was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1989. Today it is a working organic farm and the two restored walled gardens produce home-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs.


  • Greenwood Forest Park

    Is Snowdonia’s award-winning family attraction which has received international acclaim for the eco-friendly technology behind its Green Dragon roller coaster.
  • The Welsh Wildlife Centre

    Stands within the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve on the banks of the River Teifi. The building won an award for architectural design in 1993 when it was first constructed. It is constructed largely of wood and glass and the Glasshouse Cafe has a ‘treetop’ panoramic view over the Teifi River, Cardigan town and woodland. Organic and locally produce foods are served in the café.
  • Oriel y Parc Landscape Gallery

    Home to a collection of Graham Sutherland’s works. The British painter, well known for his organic oil paintings inspired by the coastline of Pembrokeshire, interprets Pembrokeshire’s landscape and heritage through a rolling programme of exhibitions based on the treasures in the National collections and beyond. It is a Class A gallery, built to the highest environmental standards and so able to exhibit artwork from around the world. The crescent shaped building also houses the local tourist information centre. The building is designed to be as "green" as possible (it even has a grass roof); solar energy panels heat water; ground source heat pumps use heat from below the ground to heat the building; photovoltaic cells turn sunlight to power and rainwater is collected from the roof. The building is operated to minimise effects on the environment and the café uses seasonal, local ingredients wherever possible.
  • Zip World Fforest
    Zip World Fforest is located in Betws-y-Coed, the official 'Gateway to Snowdonia' and is a high level adventurous journey through the trees that involves negotiating a series of obstacles.  It includes the world's highest Powerfan Parachute Simulator.
  • Cardiff Cycle Tours
    Discover Cardiff by bike with Cardiff Cycle Tours. Two tours are available – The Cardiff Bay tour, docks & The Doctor and The Cardiff City Tour, Parks & Canals. Guided tours are weekends only. 


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