March 17th 2011 marked a historic date for Nant Gwrtheyrn as this former quarry village was officially re-opened after a £5m renovation.
Nant Gwrtheyrn, which has been transformed into a Welsh Language Centre has undergone three years of transformation into a unique tourism hub, with four-star accommodation, a new road, function room and displays.
Speaking at the opening, Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones, said:
“Nant Gwrtheyrn is a centre of national and international significance, as well as an important local employer. The new facilities will attract many more day visitors, tourists and local visitors for learning and to enjoy its unique location bringing greater economic benefits to the area.
“Nant Gwrtheyrn has provided a firm foundation for learning Welsh. The investment means that the business and its facilities can be sustained thanks to the marvellous renovation of the old cottages”.
“I’m very glad that the Welsh Assembly Government was able to contribute £3.8m towards the renovation. What’s important is that Nant Gwrtheyrn is sustained throughout the year by a number of sources of income.”
“The rebirth of the village provides a much-needed boost for local employment and confidence. Significantly, we now have a local and national facility for Welsh learners and an attraction, second to none, for residential and day visitors.”