• Orielton's dormitory room
  • Orielton's entrance
  • Orielton's dormitory room
  • Orielton's dining room
  • Orielton's dining room

Our impressive Georgian mansion is secluded in 120 hectares of diverse habitats including woodland, grassland, meadows and freshwater. Centrally located in South Pembrokeshire we are just 20 minutes from rocky shores and sand dunes within the National Park, as well as popular tourist towns such as Tenby. Steeped in history, Orielton has provided a base for many years of research and fieldwork, exploration and enjoyment for a variety of individuals and groups.


  • Capacity: Orielton has 120 beds in the main house and stableyard: in the main house there are seven en-suite rooms and 18 dormitories of varying size for students (for four – eight students), and in the stableyard there are a further six rooms.
  • Car Parking: There are limited parking facilities available at the centre.
  • Catering: Self-catering is also considered upon specific request.
  • Children's Facilities: We are an Educational Centre and have games and activities on-site for children aged 8+; however, younger children are welcome.
  • Common Room: There is a common room with facilities for watching TV and DVDs.
  • Games Room: There is a football table, and table tennis table.
  • Hot and Cold Drinks: We have hot and cold drinks making facilities accessible around the centre.
  • Kitchen: Fully catered services for all dietary needs available, as well as packed lunch making services.
  • Linen: All bedding is provided. Students need to bring their own towels, but we do provide them for staff and natural history/walking course participants.
  • Lounge: We have an adult lounge area with comfy sofas.
  • Outdoor Clothing: You can hire waterproofs trousers and coats, wellingtons and small rucksacks.
  • Outdoor Facilities: Extensive range of on-site and off-site activities.
  • Shop: Our shop sells drinks, snacks and souvenirs of your stay as well as a selection of FSC publications.
  • WIFI: Free guest WIFI is available through-out the centre.
  • Workrooms: We have six workrooms, and one of these can be used as a conference room for 80 – 100 people. All workrooms have interactive whiteboards and there is excellent WiFi access throughout the centre. Multi-media projection facilities are also available, along with access to laptops and tablets should you need them. There is an extensive library and for practical work we also have a soils lab and circulating seawater wet-bench.

Food at our centres

For one day visits you are usually asked to bring a packed lunch unless it is specified otherwise.

Residential visits include freshly prepared seasonal meals, with a cooked breakfast, packed lunch and choice of evening meal. Food is sourced locally wherever possible and we can cater for any dietary requirements.

FSC Accommodation

We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Our residential centres offer a range of room sizes and layouts from single and twin up to larger dormitories. Some rooms are en suite and others have shower and toilet facilities close by. Please contact us if you want to discuss your room requirements.

Each centre also has places to relax during any free time such as a lounge, games room and outdoor space.

Explore the centre and surrounding area

Health and Safety

  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Carbon Trust Standard
  • Food Hygiene rating: 5*
  • Investors in People
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark (Geographical Association)
  • Primary Geography Quality Mark (Geographical Association)
  • Eco Centre
  • Met Office active participant
  • Safety Shield Health and Safety Award (Moorepay) Gold
  • Visit Wales 3*
  • Rothamsted Moth Trap site

How to find us

Centre contact form