A handsome market town,
Machynlleth sits on the River Dyfi near
Aberystwyth and it was here in 1404, in Maengwyn
Street, that the Welsh freedom fighter Owain
Glyndwr held an historic parliament.
The town centre has a 78ft clock tower – more like a Gothic church steeple – which was presented to the town in 1873 to mark the coming of age of the son of the Marquis of Londonderry who lived at Plas Machynlleth, now used as council offices.
A few miles out of town is the Centre for Alternative Technology, a unique attraction which shows the many ways that energy can be produced with minimal impact on the Earth’s finite resources.