Located in the heart of Eryri (Snowdonia)

We help people get active in the outdoors

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We Inspire Explorers

Our courses, summer camps, and Fast Track programme empower explorers with essential skills. Whether you're starting in the outdoors, advancing your adventure sports abilities, or aspiring to coach and lead, our expert team is here to guide you. We offer life-changing experiences for all skill levels and goals.

We Train Trainers

As the National Outdoor Centre, we cultivate leaders in the outdoor sector, from instructors and managers to expedition leaders, NGB officers, and policymakers. We train inspiring coaches and leaders, whether volunteers or professionals, to effectively encourage outdoor activity and engagement.

We're Internationally Recognised

From military and police collaborations to rescue, film, TV, and Olympic partnerships, Plas y Brenin is the UK’s premier outdoor pursuit authority. Safety and security are central to our operations.

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A Royal History

Built in 1801 by Lord Penrhyn as the Capel Curig Inn, Plas y Brenin once hosted British royalty, including Queen Victoria and Kings Edward VII, VIII, and George V. Renamed the Royal Hotel in 1870, it served as a hotel for over 150 years, with a brief stint as a mountain warfare training centre during WWII.

Acquired in 1955 by the Central Council for Physical Recreation, with funding from King George VI’s memorial fund, it became a national recreation centre and was renamed Plas y Brenin, meaning ‘The King’s Place’.

Since then, it has remained a leader in outdoor instruction, offering diverse courses while emphasizing the importance of outdoor activity.

Since 1997, the Mountain Training Trust, a non-profit founded by British mountaineering organizations, has operated Plas y Brenin on behalf of Sport England, ensuring world-class training and promoting outdoor engagement for all skill levels.

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Eryri is calling

Located in the heart of Eryri National Park, Plas y Brenin help develop all levels of adventure sports skills, delivering life-changing experiences for all.

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