a member of ecodyfi We want everybody in the Valley to join, so it
only costs £1. Drop into Ty Bro Dyfi or send some stamps.
centre is open Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 3.00. You might even
like to get involved in staffing it or in helping to run a project. Please
come and see us!
(1) Visitor Attractions
Animalarium - a family attraction breeding and displaying
a wide range of exotic, unusual and interesting animals
is an imaginative interpretation of the lives and history of the Celts
using audio visual technology and with a full summer events programme
Centre for Alternative
Technology has built an international reputation over
the last 25 years, attracting people and students interested in aspects
of sustainable living as well as those just looking for an interesting
Craft Centre has a range of high quality craft units and Corris
Tourist Information Centre
and museum has plans to re-open 2¼ miles of line to Tan
y coed picnic site
Valley Activity Centre is one of the most extensive clay pigeon
shooting grounds in Britain and provides equipment and tuition
Arthur's Labyrinth offers underground caverns and a
maze, with dramatic settings telling tales of King Arthur and other
Quads offers laser sport (shooting) as well as quad treks
with stunning views
Owain Glyndwr Parliament House and exhibition is adjacent
to the Machynlleth Tourist Information Centre
Railway includes the museum at Tywyn and narrow gauge steam
trips up the beautiful Dysynni valley
Visitor centres at Ynyslas
National Nature Reserve and Ynys-Hir RSPB Reserve. A
UNESCO REPORT ON THE BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Tabernacl and the Museum of Modern Art, Wales attracts
18,500 visitors to exhibitions and an additional 21,000 to events
in the wonderful converted chapel, including the annual music festival
(2) Towns and villages
The valley has a number of distinctive settlements, ranging enormously
in character. Its main town is Machynlleth, which has a busy
Wednesday market, speciality shops and galleries and a very helpful
Tourist Information Centre, and offers the larger visitor attractions
Y Tabernacl and Celtica.
The attractive coastal resort of Aberdyfi on the northern
estuary shore has a busy waterfront with moorings for sailing and
Yacht and Rowing clubs as well as an RNLI station and a long sandy
beach. The town has narrow streets, developing speciality retail,
Tourist Information Centre and views across the estuary.
On the southern side the resort of Borth, with its beautiful
beach and large caravan sites, is bordered by Ynyslas dunes. The village,
which offers the popular Animalarium as well as a golf course, youth
hostel and several B & Bs, is at the end of the Ceredigion Coastal
footpath. It is of major ornithological and geological interest, and
has a petrified forest emerging from the sand.
Furnace takes its name from the Dyfi Furnace, a significant
part of the history of iron-working in Wales with a large restored
waterwheel. It lies between Borth and Machynlleth.
Llanbrynmair houses the new Museum of Automata as well as
providing a focus for the eastern part of the valley.
Dinas Mawddwy provides access to the head of the valley and
houses Meirion Mill, a visitor centre for the woollen industry.
Corris is a former slate mining village and now offers several
visitor attractions, including the craft centre, King Arthur's Labyrinth
and the Corris Railway museum.