Local Attractions

Wild Walks Wales

Wild Walks Wales offer a daily programme of guided mountain walks in south Snowdonia and further afield. Climb Cadair Idris, Aran Fawddwy, Rhinog Fawr, or even Snowdon in a small group guided walk. They also run a range of skills courses for walkers, including 'National Navigation Award Scheme' and 'Hill and Mountain Skills Scheme'.

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Walking

Machynlleth is situated near the middle of 135 mile long Glyndwr’s Way which is a popular walk and many people stop over for a day or two to rest their feet and recharge their batteries.

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Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre

In addition to swimming pool (with slide), fitness room and squash courts the centre also has a climbing wall and indoor bowls rink.

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Bird Watching

The RSPB at Ynyshir offers a large number of hides and also hosts events aimed at fostering interest, throughout the year.

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Cycling

Machynlleth is on the Sustrans Route 8, making the town an ideal stopover for those travelling the length of the country. Quad biking and Clay Pigeon Shooting are available in the area.

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Snowdonia National Park

The nine mountain ranges of Snowdonia cover approximately 52% of the Park and include many peaks that are over 3,000 feet. Apart from the beauty and charm of its high mountains, Snowdonia is a delightfully varied landscape of steep river gorges, waterfalls and green valleys.

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Mountain Climbing and Walking

Cadair Idris is probably the most popular mountain to climb in Wales. It is a spectacular mountain reserve with a variety of landscapes and terrain. Rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge cover over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape.

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Machynlleth Golf Club

Machynlleth has a 9 hole (5726 yard) heathland course which is surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery. The club has a reputation in the area for its friendly welcome and tee times are readily available. Also nearby are the championship courses of Aberdyfi and Borth.

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Sandy Beaches

These are to be found a short drive away at Aberdovey, Borth and Ynyslas.


TalyLlyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol through the unspoilt Fathew Valley, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. Most of this original railway runs within the Snowdonia National Park.

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MOMA - Y Tabernacle Museum of Modern Art

The Tabernacle was converted in the mid-1980s from a Wesleyan chapel into a centre for the performing arts. The Auditorium of The Tabernacle has perfect acoustics and pitch-pine pews to seat 350 people. It is ideal for chamber and choral music, drama, lectures and conferences. It also houses 4 beautiful exhibition spaces which throughout the year exhibit examples of Modern Welsh Art.

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Meirion Mill

A mill shop which stands at the heart of the beautiful Welsh mountains. Famous for a wide range of woollen and other traditional goods.

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Corris Craft Centre

8 independent craft studios are based here. Most of the goods offered for sale are made on the premises. The perfect to find a special something, inspired by, and handmade in Wales. There is also a lovely café on site to enjoy lunch or a well-earned coffee break.

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King Arthur’s Labyrinth

King Arthur's Labyrinth is an underground attraction set in an old Welsh slate mine. Journey by boat on an underground river and discover the original legends of King Arthur.

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Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

The Centre for Alternative Technology is one of the world’s renowned eco-centres. CAT is an educational and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability and renewable energy.

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