Nant Gwrtheyrn

Welsh Language and Heritage Centre

Nant Gwrtheyrn

Nant Gwrtheyrn or "the Nant" as it is often called, is a magical place located in a former quarrying village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales.

The Centre specialises in Welsh for Adults (as a second language) and offers intensive residential courses throughout the year.

The Nant also offer 4* en-suite accommodation and meals for a range of groups, a location for conferences and weddings and four self-catering cottages which can be rented as holiday accommodation.

Visitors to the area can enjoy our Heritage Centre which houses displays about the Welsh language and culture, as well as the history of the village which includes a period house set in a Victorian quarry community and information about the unique wildlife which can be discovered in this remote coastal valley and beach.

Nant Gwrtheyrn was an abandoned village in the 1970s following the closure of the quarries. The redundant houses, offices, chapel and shops constructed during the quarry’s heyday between 1860 and 1920,when over 2,000 men worked the granite, had fallen into rack and ruin.

Between 2007 and 2010 a £5m renovation of the listed village at Nant Gwrtheyrn was realised through grant aid principally from the European Commission, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Heritage Lottery Fund.

This grant aid has helped to establish a unique residential centre and day visitor attraction at Nant Gwrtheyrn. This appeals to a range of visitors for events such as weddings, conferences as well as the year long programme of Welsh language courses.

Nant Gwrtheyrn continues to be managed by the Nant Gwrtheyrn Trust and is a charity and company limited by guarantee.

Opening Times

10:00 - 16:30 Monday to Sunday



Car Park

Free Entry