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Visitor Centre & Tea Room at Cadair Idris (NRW)


Southern Snowdonia
LL39 1AX

Contact Details

Tel: 0300 065 3000
Cadair Idris Visitor Centre and Cadair Tea Room are 250 metres from the car park and the Minffordd path to the summit passes by them.

The visitor centre houses an exhibition showcasing the wildlife, geology and legends of Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve.

The exhibition includes:
interactive games
short film about the making of the mountain
film about work that Natural Resources Wales does for nature conservation here
animated films telling the legends of Idris the Giant
live infrared footage of rare lesser horseshoe bats in the roofspace

The centre is owned by Natural Resources Wales, and managed in partnership with the staff of Ty Te Cadair Tea Room.

Both the visitor centre and tea room are open seasonally For further information visit:


Public Transport:
Bus services 30,32,34 [Dolgellau-Tywyn-Machynlleth] run on the A487, stopping at the junction with the B4405 close to the entrance of the car park.

By Car: Visitor Centre Car park is signposted off the A487. The Minffordd path to the summit of Cadair Idris also starts from this location.

Prices and opening

Free entry
Open all the time.