The National Outdoor Centre, Plas Menai, is the base for our courses. Situated near Bangor in North Wales, it is easy to reach by car or public transport.
Plas Menai sits on the edge of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia National Park, in the midst of a beautiful, natural environment. The walled town of Caernarfon and university city of Bangor are just a few miles away.
N53˚ 10’ 15”
W04˚ 14’ 28”
Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre
North Wales, UK
Manchester and Liverpool Airports are the closest airports, and there are good road, rail and bus networks to North Wales. We are happy to provide contact details for airport taxi companies.
The National Outdoor Centre sits just off the A487 between Bangor and Caernarfon. From the A55 expressway, take exit 10 in the direction of Caernarfon (A487), and follow the brown signs to Plas Menai for approximately 5 miles.
Postcode is LL55 1UE
Manchester 95 miles Liverpool 92 miles
Birmingham 160 miles London Heathrow 268 miles
Bangor rail station 7 miles
National Express coach services run to Bangor and Caernarfon.
Arrival and departure days are on Saturdays for the EPQ and IB Extended Essay courses. Please note that transfer costs are not included in the course fee. You are required to make your own flight and/or travel arrangements. (All in-course transport for activities and fieldwork is included in the course fee.)
19 Ashdown House
Riverside Business Park
+44 (0)1492 550768