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Ystradlyn Centre

Cadair Idris Visitor Centre & Tea Room is 250 metres from the car park and the Minffordd path to the Cadair Idris summit passes by them.

Minffordd, Talyllyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9AJ (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01654 761505

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The Greenman in Lost Legends of The Stone Circle

Navigate the snaking paths of a maze to find 8 mythical stories, intriguing characters and The Stone Circle. Legends of a fairy lady, changelings - human babies switched with elves & the Lord of Lyn's secret. Medals to be won in our quiz.

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (3 miles, 4 km)

tel: 01654 761584

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Dyfi Distillery

Dyfi Distillery produces artisan gins crafted with wild Welsh botanicals foraged in the Dyfi Biosphere.Based at Corris Craft Centre, near Machynlleth and recognised in the Great British Food Awards 2017 for the best gin produced in the UK.

Unit 5 Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9RF (3 miles, 4 km)

tel: 01654 761551

Hand thrown pottery from the Croris Craft Centre

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.

Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01654 761584

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The "Orange Waterfall" in Corris Mine Explorers

A rare opportunity to explore the virtually untouched historic workings of an old Welsh slate mine (1836-1970) with one of Wales' most experienced Mine Explorers. More than 130 years of history is captured inside awaiting discovery.

Corris Mine Explorers, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01654 761244

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King Arthur's Labyrinth

Set sail through the cascading veil of an underground waterfall and discover a magical place where tales from the mists of time are retold. Tales of Dragons, Giants and the Legendary King Arthur. Brave the waters of Dragon River.

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01654 761584

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Aber Corris Nature Reserve

This is one of very few areas of ancient broadleaved woodland left in the Corris valley.

Nr Machynlleth, Southern Snowdonia, SY20 9SP (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01248 351541

Corris Steam Railway & Museum

The Corris Railway is a narrow gauge (2 foot 3 inch) railway whose origins date back to the 1850's. The line was initially built as a horse-and-gravity worked tramroad to carry slate from the quarries of Corris Uchaf and Aberllefenni.

Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9SH (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01654 761303

Ty Cadair tea room and visitor centre

Tea room and visitor centre.

Cadair Idris (NRW), Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX (4 miles, 6 km)

tel: 0300 065 3000

CAT Water Powered Cliff Railway

This eco-centre features hands-on displays and working examples of sustainable living, alternative technologies and organic growing. A ride on a water-balanced cliff railway starts off a fun and inspiring day out.

Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01654 705950

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Theatr Fach

Throughout the year, the company present a play, poetry and prose readings and hosts professional theatre companies and live music. The big production of the year is usually the annual pantomime.

Glyndwr Street, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1BD (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01341 422680

Coed Garth Gell

RSPB Mawddach Valley takes in two very different habitats around the Mawddach estuary which are open to the public - the woodland of Coed Garth Gell and the wetland of Arthog Bog.

Mawddach Estuary, Southern Snowdonia, LL40 2TA (5 miles, 9 km)

Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort

The Leisure Club includes an indoor pool, steam room, sunbed, whirlpool, squash, snooker and much more. There are plenty of outdoor facilities to enjoy including tennis, pitch and putt, children’s play area and heated outdoor pool

Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort, Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9JY (6 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01654 791631

MOMA Machynlleth

MOMA WALES (Museum Of Modern Art, Wales) flourishes in four beautiful galleries alongside The Tabernacle, a former Wesleyan chapel which opened as a centre for the performing arts in 1986.

Y Tabernacl, Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AJ (6 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01654 703355

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Plas Dolguog

Plas Dolguog Hotel, Felingerrig, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8UJ (6 miles, 10 km)

tel: 01654 702 244


Caerynwch has belonged to the same family since about 1650. Plas Hen (which is part of Torrent Walk Cottages) was the original Caerynwch (C15th)

Caerynwch, Brithdir, Nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2RF (6 miles, 10 km)

tel: 01341 422263

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Dyfi Forest

The Climach-X trail resides in the southern section of the Dyfi forest, 4.6 miles north of Machynlleth near the village of Ceinws on the A487.

Cycle Route: ClimachX

  • Access: Ceinws
  • Miles: 9

Dyfi Mountain Biking, Powys, SY20 8AE (6 miles, 10 km)

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Dovey Valley Shooting Ground is set in its own wooded valley near the coast in Central Wales, it features a large sporting layout with over 100 different variations offering targets to suit everyone from a complete beginner to the most expe

Brynmelin, Llanwrin, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DJ (6 miles, 10 km)

tel: 01650 511252

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