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Ty Bro Dyfi

Y Plas,
Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER, UK.
phone: 01654 703965

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(1) Visitor Attractions

  • Borth Animalarium - a family attraction breeding and displaying a wide range of exotic, unusual and interesting animals

  • Celtica 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 day out

  • Corris Craft Centre has a range of high quality craft units and Corris Tourist Information Centre

  • Corris Railway and museum has plans to re-open 2¼ miles of line to Tan y coed picnic site

  • Dovey Valley Activity Centre is one of the most extensive clay pigeon shooting grounds in Britain and provides equipment and tuition

  • King Arthur's Labyrinth offers underground caverns and a maze, with dramatic settings telling tales of King Arthur and other legends

  • Madian 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

  • Tal-y-Llyn 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

  • Y 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.

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