Ty'r Morwydd Environmental Field Study Centre

The Wales Experience at Abergavenny

Ty'r Morwydd Environmental Study Centre has provided advanced level and KS2, KS3, KS4 field work opportunities to students from across the UK for over 30 years. We provide classrooms, full tuition, trips to a range of sites to undertake curriculum-focussed fieldwork to help attainment with Geography, Biology and Environmental Science. As we can comfortably accommodate up to 77 in a range of single, twin and four bedded rooms (with home cooking) schools often use us for year group study weeks prior to exams.

We offer a large environmental Libary and Digital Media Centre with Electronic Whiteboard facilities.

Speak to our teachers to find out more on 01873 855959 or visit website link

Gear hire is available on site. We are also close to the local town facilities and bus/railway stations.



A secure site, only 5 minutes walk from the town centre
70 beds – most in single and twin rooms with H&C
Separate bathrooms, toilets and showers on each floor


Full catering available (incl. packed lunches for fieldwork)
Generous portions of healthy food cooked in the Centre by our own chefs
Special dietary requirements catered for


Professionally developed educational resources
Risk Assessments for all fieldwork sites
3 well-equipped workshops / classrooms
Modern fieldwork and laboratory equipment
2000+ volume library and extensive map collection


Recently updated IT facilities and broadband access points

Digital media resource centre

Wireless access

AV facilities including data projectors


Student common room with TV, DVD player and internet accesss
Games room with pool table and table-tennis table
Staff lounge with TV
Large, private walled garden
Outdoor gear (Waterproofs, Walking boots, Wellies, thermos flasks) available for hire


Free car park for up to 30 vehicles (suitable for coaches)
20 minutes walk from mainline railway station
10 minutes walk from Abergavenny bus station
Secure storage for bicycles

We are situated on the outskirts of the market town of Abergavenny which affords good railway links to Cardiff, Bristol and Hereford and a local bus station. We are also only 25 minutes drive from the M4 corridor.

The local shops, pubs and restaurants are only 2 minutes walk away and we offer FREE private on-site parking for up to 30 vehicles. There is a theatre, museum and lots of other lovely attractions in the town. We are based in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park and are 20 minutes from the Wye Valley.

Field Study Trips at the Gateway to the Mountains

Useful Information

Ty'r Morwydd Environmental Field Study Centre

Manager/ Contact Person: Vivienne Compton

Mulberry Centre, The Old Convent, Penypound, Abergavenny Monmouthshire NP7 5UD Wales
phone: 01873 855959 fax:

News & Special Offers

Our fieldtrips (available now as day or full residential) have been updated to accommodate the specifications of the NEW curriculum specifications for 2008. Ask our teachers for details.

We can provide study links to the Welsh Baccalaureate Core, Key (Foundation) Skills, Applied Science, ESDGC and Science with our new 'Moving Mountains' modules linked to quarrying. See website link

In 2008 we launched our new website website link
where education groups, businesses and the public can find information on environmental field studies, 3-Star Visit Wales accredited accommodation and conference/meeting venues.

In 2007 Mulberry House (Ty'r Morwydd in Welsh) was awarded the Level 4 Green Dragon Award for sustainable environmental practices.

Mulberry House was a finalist in the 2007 Wales National Tourism Awards and Val Snell, their wonderful housekeeper, was nominated for the Extra Mile award.

Mulberry House is pleased to announce its partnership with the Youth Hostel Association as an independent enterprise hostel now known as YHA Abergavenny where accommodation bookings can now be made online (www.yha.org.uk). A launch event was held on 18th January with local historian and publisher, Chris Barber, CBE.



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