A must visit market town for anyone interested in art, nature, comedy or sustainable living. 

Known as the 'Ancient capital of Wales' because it served as the seat of Owain Glyndŵr's Welsh Parliament in 1404, Machynlleth is situated at the head of the Dyfi estuary in Montgomeryshire, Powys.


Must see

  • MOMA Machynlleth - The Museum of Modern Art Machynlleth is based at the Tabnernacle, a converted Wesleyn church. There are shows of Modern Welsh Art and exhibitions going on throughout the year and serves as a venue for the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.
  • Centre for Alternative Technology - this is an educational charity that researches positive solutions for environmental change. They offer hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible buildings, renewable energy, family holiday activities and can give advice for householders on improving energy efficiency.
  • Owain Glyndŵr Centre - this centre is built on the former site of the Owain Glyndŵr's Welsh Parliament where he was crowned Prince of Wales. It boosts interactive displays and exhibitions of the life and times of Owain.


A weekend in Machynlleth

Machynlleth Comedy Festival - this festival attracts comedians and visitors from all over UK to this little market town for a weekend every May. Whether it's established acts trying out new material or people just starting on their comedy journey there's something for all fans. 

Mountain biking - Machynlleth is a great base for mountain biking. There are varying lengths of routes to suit all levels of ability that offer breath-taking views all a short distance from town.

King Arthur's Labyrinth - The winner of the award for Best Visitor Attraction in Mid Wales in the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018 the King Arthur's Labyrinth is a fun-filled activity for a family day out.