Learning About



Residential Courses

Plas Tan y Bwlch is Snowdonia National Park Authority's Environmental Studies Centre. The centre has been providing courses for primary and secondary schools since 1975. A number of teachers who visit the centre today are past students, eager to share their experiences at Plas with their pupils.

Here at Plas Tan y Bwlch we provide multi themed courses specifically tailored for residential students. We have wide ranging resources available designed to make your stay as productive and interesting as possible. These include modern lecture theatre, library, field work room, computer laboratory and orienteering course. Situated above the River Dwyryd, Plas Tan y Bwlch is ideally located to discover more about Snowdonia's landscape and varying habitats. With spectacular views and modern resources you're guaranteed a great time when you stay with us.

Plas Tan y Bwlch

Plas Tan y Bwlch (© SNPA)


Rooms are available for 50 students and located in a secure area of the house, away from other guests.

Course Costs

The cost is between £50 - £80 per head/per day and depends on the time of your visit. Included in the cost;

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Training
  • Transport during field trips
  • One free staff placement per 10 pupils

Some site visits may have additional costs.

For further information please contact:

Plas Tan y Bwlch
Maentwrog, Gwynedd. LL41 3YU

Telephone - 01766 772600

Email - plas@eryri.llyw.cymru

Please Note

Our residential courses are extremely popular and we advise initial enquiries to be made at least 12 months ahead of your planned visit. For more information about our residential courses, download and fill in the below enquiry form and send back to the address provided.