The Royal Mint is one of the top-rated tourist attractions in South Wales and the only place in the world where you can watch the UK’s coins being made. The building itself was designed from its very beginning to be as sustainable as possible and is a Breeam Excellent building. The experience uses solar technology to generate some of its electricity. The site also takes advantage of wind power and boasts a 214ft daffodil coloured wind turbine called ‘Delilah’. Visitors can now harness some of this green energy for their own use as they have just fitted an electrical vehicle charging point in their visitor car park.

Green Key is the fastest-growing eco-label awarded to more than 3,000 hospitality providers in 57 countries worldwide. In Wales, Green Key is operated by Keep Wales Tidy, who also manage the iconic Blue Flag programme. surrounded by glorious Welsh countryside

Karl Rigby Energy Manager at the Royal Mint said;

Our passion for the environment & commitment to future generations moved us to adopt the green key structure to be internationally recognised for our efforts in maintaining a sustainable business.

Businesses throughout the sector are eligible to apply for Green Key. This includes bed and breakfasts, hotels, self-catering accommodation, camp sites, conference centres, restaurants and attractions.

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy said:

We’d like to congratulate The Royal Mint Experience on their success. It’s great to see one of Wales’s leading tourist attractions taking action to help protect our environment.

Green Key provides an opportunity to put Wales on the map as a 21st century, sustainable destination. It’s reassuring to know that when you visit the Royal Mint Experience, you’re visiting a place that is committed to caring for our environment.

For more information, visit the Green Key website www.greenkey.cymru

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