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Visitor Centre:Cadair Idris Visitor Centre & Tea Room at Cadair Idris Visitor Centre/Tea Room NRW

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Ystradlyn Centre

Ystradlyn Centre

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Cadair Idris Visitor Centre & Tea Room is 250 metres from the car park. The Minffordd path to the Cadair Idris summit passes by them.

The visitor centre houses an exhibition showcasing the wildlife, geology and legends of Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve. It includes interactive games, a short film about the making of the mountain and a film about work that Natural Resources Wales does for nature conservation here. Animated films tells of the legends of Idris the Giant. There is live infrared footage of rare lesser horseshoe bats in the roofspace.

The centre is owned by Natural Resources Wales, and managed in partnership with the staff of Ty Te Cadair Tea Room. Both the visitor centre and tea room are open seasonally.


Minffordd, Talyllyn,
LL36 9AJ



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Map reference: SH 724108  Lat: 52.68015 Long: -3.88829