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.
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 hot breakfast, packed lunch and choice of evening meal. Food is sourced locally wherever possible and we can cater for any dietary requirements. All of our residential centres have been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award which recognises organisations which go the extra mile to make sure visitors are receiving healthy, nutritious and sustainable meals.
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.
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
FSC has developed links with First Travel Solutions (FTS), and we recommend them as a coach travel provider to help reduce the cost of transport for academic groups to our Centres. FTS provide a fully supported, UK wide school travel service, providing a dedicated contact for each coach booking from the initial contact through to tracked delivery with 100% security on all deposits paid. If you would like to receive a quote from First Travel Solutions please enquire here.
Drive west on the M4 until the end of the motorway.
Take the A48 to Carmarthen.
At Carmarthen, take the A40, signposted Fishguard / St Clears.
At St Clears, take the A477, signposted Pembroke Dock / Tenby.
After Milton, branch left on to the A4075, signposted Pembroke.
From Pembroke take the B4319 to Angle / Valero / Hundleton. Continue on this road for approximately 1 mile, follow this road to Maidenwells, take the second exit at the new mini roundabout. After approximately ¾ mile there is a SLOW sign on the road and a white signpost on the left indicates the entrance to Orielton is 100 yards ahead.
Please proceed with caution along the drive to the main house, maximum speed 20 mph, taking care over the speed bumps. The first 918 yards of the drive is owned by Orielton Home Farm, and two automated gates have been installed – they will open automatically on approach. Please stop at the line painted on the drive and wait for the gate to open fully before moving. Gates will automatically close behind you. Please slow down and stop at the white line even if the gate is open just to ensure that it isn’t moving to close.
After checking in at Reception, please park your car in the Stableyard area which is located to the rear of the main house. If you are travelling with a Sat Nav, the postcode is SA71 5EZ.
The nearest train station is Pembroke Station (not Pembroke Dock). If you are planning to travel by train, please inform the centre of the scheduled arrival time, so we can arrange transportation to pick you up. If Centre transport is unavailable, you may be asked to organise your own taxi.
The nearest ferry terminal is Pembroke Dock. If you are planning to travel by ferry, please inform the centre of the scheduled arrival time, so we can arrange transportation to pick you up. If Centre transport is unavailable, you may be asked to organise your own taxi.
The nearest coach stop is Pembroke. Please inform the centre of the scheduled arrival time, so we can arrange transportation to pick you up. If Centre transport is unavailable, you may be asked to organise your own taxi.