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ABERYSTWYTH CLIFF RAILWAY

ABERYSTWYTH CLIFF RAILWAY

Description

This rare example of a self-sufficient 18th-century Welsh minor gentry estate has survived virtually unaltered.

The villa, designed in the 1790s, is the most complete example of the early work of John Nash. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, and walled kitchen gardens (with all its produce for sale when in season).

The pleasure grounds and ornamental lake and parkland provide peaceful walks. The Home Farm complex has an impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings and is a working organic farm with Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs.

BWLCH NANT-YR-ARIAN

BWLCH NANT-YR-ARIAN

Description

An award winning attraction, the Visitor Centre has been completely re-developed as an ecologically-friendly building with excellent restaurant facilities, a gift shop and superb views. 

Nant-yr-Arian is famous for the daily Red Kite feeding, which can be seen from the Visitor Centre or from many places around the lake. There is a video system with a number of cameras around the lake, giving you a close-up view of the birds .

For the more athletic, there are a number of Waymarked Walks, one of which is suitable for disabled persons. Excellent Cycle Trails start and end at Nant-yr-Arian, with a bike washing facility at the Visitor Centre. 

Bwlch Nant yr Arian is a popular attraction in Mid-Wales, with plenty to offer visitors of all ages and abilities. We feed Wales’ National Bird, the Red Kite daily at 2pm (winter) and 3pm (summer).

CENTRE OF ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY

CENTRE OF ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Description

CAT is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. We cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.

Our facilities
Our site is a unique and valuable practical demonstration centre, a living laboratory with an enormous range of live examples of sustainable solutions.

CAT has the largest range of installed renewable systems anywhere. These include:

  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar thermal
  • A micro-grid
  • Off-grid and grid-connected systems
  • Biomass combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Hydro
  • Air source heat pumps
  • A community heat main
  • A range of small to medium wind turbines
  • We also have two reed bed systems, our own off-mains water supply, and extensive organic gardens.
LLANERCHAERON

LLANERCHAERON

Description

This rare example of a self-sufficient 18th-century Welsh minor gentry estate has survived virtually unaltered.

The villa, designed in the 1790s, is the most complete example of the early work of John Nash. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, and walled kitchen gardens (with all its produce for sale when in season).

The pleasure grounds and ornamental lake and parkland provide peaceful walks. The Home Farm complex has an impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings and is a working organic farm with Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs.

VALE OF RHEIDOL RAILWAY

VALE OF RHEIDOL RAILWAY

Description

Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to explore the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century.

Feel the wind in your hair in one of our Open Summer Carriages or watch the scenery passing by from the comfort of our First Class Observation Saloons. See the countryside change as you travel through wide open fields and meadows, woodland and rugged mountain scenery, the line twisting and turning as it clings to the hillside. Alight at one of our recently restored intermediate stations and explore the many walks the valley has to offer. Listen to the sound of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive working hard to climb 700ft (200m) in the 11¾ miles from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge.

WELSH WILDLIFE CENTRE

WELSH WILDLIFE CENTRE

Description

An exceptional nature reserve and visitor centre, alongside the River Teifi. The reserve is open all year where seven different habitats can be discovered along a network of self guided nature trails.The visitor centre houses the Glasshouse Café and a gift shop which are open daily 10.30 am to 5.00 pm


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