Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.
The slate in this mine, which is found in veins between layers of ancient Pre-Cambrian rocks, is among the oldest in the world. Many industrial towns in Britain and Ireland have the original roofs made of Llanfair slate.
It’s a small, perfectly formed Tudor/Georgian manor house in the care of the National Trust, dating from the early 17th century. Plas yn Rhiw stands in a truly spectacular spot on the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula, with far-reaching views from Porth N