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.

Whilst FSC Orielton isn’t open for teaching during the winter months, we can sometimes accommodate groups looking for a good value place to stay.

Please contact us to see if we have space on your preferred dates, letting us know the size of your group and whether you would prefer to cook for yourselves, or be catered.


  • 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 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.

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

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. By Road 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. By Train 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. By Ferry 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. By Coach 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.


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