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Welsh Wildlife Centre

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Address: Cilgerran, Cardigan SA43 2TB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1239 621600
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**Under New Management for 2015**

The Welsh Wildlife Centre is an award...

**Under New Management for 2015**

The Welsh Wildlife Centre is an award winning Visitor Centre situated in the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve. The site is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and all profits from the Centre go towards the conservation work carried out in the region by the Trust.

The Centre includes our hugely popular Glasshouse Cafe & Gift Shop, and all three floors are fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Toilets, baby changing facilities and children's activities are also available. During the school holidays and at weekends, we also run a huge array of events for adults, children and families. You can also pick up a copy of our guidebook, hire binoculars so you can discover the wonders of the surrounding nature reserve or children can also hire an Adventure Backpack containing lots of different and fun activities to explore the site.

Out on the reserve, there are six bird hides and these look out over the multiple habitats that occur at Teifi Marshes. Our Explorer Trail is completely accessible for wheelchairs, as is the first stretch of our Wetland Trail which forms part of cycle route 82 running between Cilgerran and Cardigan along a disused railway line reclaimed by nature! Other trails on our reserve include the beautiful Woodland Trail which is covered with bluebells in spring, and the more adventurous and challenging Gorge Trail with stunning scenery of the River Teifi.

Popular wildlife that can be seen on the reserve include otters, kingfishers, deer and between April and September, Asian water buffalo graze the site. The reserve is home to the second largest reed bed in Wales, and this is a vital habitat for many bird species such as various types of warblers including the elusive cettis warbler and a large population of water rails.

You'll be amazed at what you can find around the Visitor Centre also! Out on our meadow, you will find Helyg - our giant willow badger and in front of the Centre, we have a living willow maze, deer sculpture and further along a children's play area.

Fancy staying on the reserve overnight once all the visitors have gone? You can do that too! Book a stay at our onsite holiday accommodation, Oak Tree Cottage - the perfect retreat for couples of a family of four!

There's plenty to see and do at the Welsh Wildlife Centre so be sure to pay us a visit if you are in the area!

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Beautiful setting with a series of walks in different environments. Free entry with £3 car park fee. I suspect the locals park in the village and walk into the park. The Gorge... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting with a series of walks in different environments. Free entry with £3 car park fee. I suspect the locals park in the village and walk into the park. The Gorge Trail is not for the faint hearted. Lovely cafe and interesting Centre. Bring your camera.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Not knowing what to expect, we set off on the wetland walk, one of many around the center. Our first stop was the kingfisher hide and we were lucky enough to see this beautiful bird sitting and feeding. We found the walk to be pleasant, saw lots if critters and birds and had a thoroughly great day out. We ended... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

As we were staying on holiday ten minutes away from this centre we visited most days with our dog. It's a really great place for a day out. A huge area, well maintained, full of wildlife and easily accessible for everyone. We had stunning views of a kingfisher from a bird hide and deer in the fields. There is an... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice walk and came across this on trip advisor.. we went down the gorge path and back up the forest walk (I think it was called) took us a good hour and a half, up and down steps and hills with great views over the river. Wouldn't say this particular walk (the gorge) was young... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place has interesting walks, a lovely gift shop, and one of the best cafes around! Moreover, it's free, you just pat £3 for parking! Absolute bargain for a trip out!

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Thank cababness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

peaceful, stunning, the car park was near full but we barely saw 4 other people. I went with my nan who can't walk very far but still found nice places to walk around, there are harder paths, and nice lookouts depending on what you're capable of. Could spend all day exploring this place.

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Thank Mason A
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visted here during a stay locally in St Dogmaels. Great information centre, complete with info about the walks around the centre and how long they are and how hard they are and what you may see on your walk. We did two walks: the wetland trail which was red and approx 2 miles and fab circular walk - Kingfisher Hide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

fantastic park. We did the walk around the hides and did some bird watching. Was lucky to get some really good views of a kingfisher and just missed a waterrail showing. Good variety of habitats.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited here twice during a week's holiday when we were staying just 15 minutes away. On the first occasion, we walked there from The Coracle Centre in Cilgerran. We returned 4 days later to explore the walks on the reserve. On both days, we had an excellent lunch at the centre. The only negative is the lack of anywhere... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Lots of walking,..dogs allowed,..various paths to take depending on your energy levels. Good restaurant and shop, not much evidence of wildlife.

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