We are very lucky to have this beautiful historic building, which lies at the heart of Dinas Cross. It is used for private functions and by many local groups for classes, clubs and meetings including the Art group, Bridge Club, W.I., Yoga, Quilting, Table Tennis, Lunch Club, Merched y Wawr to name but a few.

There some lovely walks with amazing scenery around the Dinas area; up the mountains, along the coast, through unspoilt heathland and back again.

The Old School at Dinas Cross was generously gifted to the people of Dinas Cross by the Barony of Kemaes, who, in the 19th Century, originally gave the land to the community of Dinas Cross to build a school.   It is now administered by Trustees and run by an elected Management Committee.  If you would like to, you may become a friend of Yr Hen Ysgol Dinas and make regular donations.  Any proceeds are spent on the upkeep of the old school. Recent major developments include replacing flat roofs with pitched roofs, replacing ill-fitting windows, renovating damp walls and creating a rear access lobby.

Our facilities include:

  • Main Hall, licensed for events with up to 100 people.
  • Garn Fawr (seats 16)
  • Garn Fach (seats 12)
  • Commercial kitchen which has direct access to the hall and is fully equipped with an industrial cooker and dishwasher
  • Tables and chairs
  • Ramp & toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Adjacent to village playing field
  • Plenty of parking

See Hire Rates for details.



Community Bookshelves

The Community Bookshelves are at long last up and running! They are accessible whenever Yr Hen Ysgol is open.  Thanks to the generosity of a small number of individuals there are a lovely selection of good condition, popular titles for you to borrow . Community Bookshelves such as these are based on trust, there are no records kept of books borrowed – we rely upon your honesty in returning them once you have finished so others may enjoy them as well. We currently have a supply of books in reserve so no further donations are needed at the moment – thank you. Please be aware however that the Management Committee of Yr Hen Ysgol have stressed that this is a trial scheme only – if the shelves are left untidy or unwanted books are abandoned in the building the facility will have to be removed.


The main hall is licenced for events up to 100 people.  It has direct access to the kitchen.

The meeting room can accommodate 12 people comfortably round the table.  Extra tables and chairs are available for use.