Centre for Alternative Technology

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The Centre for Alternative Technology offer day and short residential courses covering a range of sustainability issues, including: renewable energy, environmentally friendly building techniques, ecology, woodland management, organic gardening and more.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Cob Building£275.00 per adult
Sustainable Woodland Management£650.00 per adult

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Centre for Alternative technology is ideally situated right in the heart of Mid Wales, just two hours by train from Birmingham International Airport and Train Station. CAT is located three miles north of Machynlleth on the A487, look out for the brown signs. Free car parking at Visitor Centre. EV Car Charging point: Free to Cat Visitors - notify reception on arrival and they will assist you with the charging facilities.

Public Transport Directions

Wales Travel Planner - https://www.traveline.cymru/

Bus services run from Machynlleth and other major towns. The T2 runs regular routes from Aberystwyth to Bangor. The T2 also passes the centre as well. It's worth looking online if you're planning to travel by bus and ask the driver about the best place to alight for the centre.

National Cycle Network Route 8 passes via CAT's entrance and the road from Mach to CAT is quiet and safe (see map above).

Trains are frequent and it doesn't take long to get from the Midlands to Machynlleth

Centre for Alternative Technology | Short Courses

Type:Workshops & Training

Centre For Alternative Technology, Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ

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Tel07719 087461

Tel07719 087463

Opening Times

Sustainable Woodland Management (5 days) (27 Feb 2023 - 3 Mar 2023)
Cob Building (2 days) (24 June 2023 - 25 June 2023)

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