Machynlleth attractions

Machynlleth attractions

MachynllethMachynlleth lies in the preserved county of Powys, a large county in central and east Wales covering the former administrative counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, most of Brecknockshire and a small part of Denbighshire. It is a mountainous county making north-south transportation by car quite difficult, however its main attraction is the variety of breath-taking scenery with rolling hills and rugged mountains, spectacular passes, gentle valleys and dense forests. Its main towns include Brecon, Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Newtown and Welshpool.

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Attractions Talyllyn Railway Company, Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9EY. Tel: 01654 710472. The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. The line runs for seven and a quarter miles (11.8 km) through the beautiful Fathew valley. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. About 10 miles west of Machynlleth.

Tywyn Talyllyn railway

Attractions Senedd-Dy Owain Glyndwr Heritage/Visitor Centre, Parliament House, Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, SY20 8EE. Tel: 01654 702827. Interpretive and brass-rubbing centre. Souvenirs, colourful display of photographs, notes, models and books depicting Welsh history in the Middle Ages and the story of Owain Glyndwr's rebellion. Location: On the outskirts of Machynlleth.

Senedd-Dy Owain Glyndwr Heritage/Visitor Centre

Attractions Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9AZ. Tel: 01654 705950. Europe’s leading eco-centre and set in beautiful countryside, the Centre is a unique visitor attraction with seven acres of interactive displays to inspire and entertain visitors of all ages. Ride the water-cliff railway, relax in our tranquil tropical organic gardens, enjoy our free holiday activities for kids and step inside Britain’s greenest building with gift shop and information centre. Open all year round, seven days a week. An amazing feat of engineering, and unique in Europe, the cliff railway is an ecologically sound way of transporting visitors between the car park, which is at valley floor level, and the centre itself which is in an old slate quarry, 180ft above. About 2 miles north of Machynlleth.

Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth

Attractions Dyfi Furnace, Eglwys Fach. A restored mid-eighteenth-century charcoal-fired blast furnace, used for smelting iron ore. Surrounding woodland was plundered to keep the huge furnace going and a huge water mill was used to run equipment in the foundary. The water wheel still works to this day, and it is possible to follow through the early industrial processes on a tour of this site. About 5 miles southwest of Machynlleth.

Dyfi Furnace

King Arthur's Craft Centre

Attractions King Arthur's Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF. Underground tours. Pottery, Jewellery Studio - Celtic and Contemporary Jewellery, Leather, Candle Studio, Bumblebee Quilting, Café, Glass, Glassware, Furniture, Wooden items. About 5 miles north of Machynlleth.

King Arthur's Labyrinth

Attractions Machynlleth clock tower (Photo right), has become known as the symbol of Machynlleth. The foundation stone was laid in 1874. The condition of the Clock is steadily deteriorating and there is an ongoing Restoration Fund. In the centre of Machynlleth.

Machynlleth clocktower

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