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.
CMC Adventure is an outdoor activity centre located at Pensarn Harbour, and within walking distance of the beach and the village of Llanbedr.
A stunning 13th Century fortress, buiilt by Llywelyn Fawr, the Prince of Gwynedd, and ruler of most of Wales, Dolwyddelan Castle stands on a craggy outcrop in the scenic Lledr valley between Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog.
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.