Top things to do

Top Choice Landmark in Machynlleth

Centre for Alternative Technology

A small but dedicated band of enthusiasts have spent 40 years practising sustainability at the thought-provoking CAT, set in a beautiful wooded valley 3 miles north of Machynlleth. Founded in 1974 (well ahead of its…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Machynlleth

Ynyshir Hall

Foraged wild foods, the best local meat and seafood and its own kitchen garden produce give the kitchen at Ynyshir Hall the foundations to concoct some of Wales' most fancied fare. A Michelin-starred restaurant with…
Top Choice Gallery in Machynlleth

MOMA Machynlleth

Housed partly in the Tabernacle, a neoclassical former Wesleyan chapel (1880), the Museum of Modern Art exhibits work by contemporary Welsh artists as well as an annual international competition (mid-July to late Au…
Welsh in Machynlleth

Number Twenty One

Run by a passionate young foodie couple with ambitions that exceed the usual small-town bistro, Number Twenty One has been popular since the day it opened. The food is imaginative without being fussy, the service is…
Museum in Machynlleth

Owain Glyndŵr Centre

Housed in a rare example of a late-medieval Welsh townhouse, the Owain Glyndŵr Centre houses a new exhibition telling the rip-roaring story of the Welsh hero's fight for independence. Although it's called the Old Pa…
International in Machynlleth

Wynnstay Wales

Whether you fancy picking at some tapas, a wood-fired pizza or a full three-course meal sourced from local providers, the Wynnstay has you covered. Housed in the lower rooms of a Georgian coaching inn (rooms upstair…
Music in Machynlleth

Gŵyl Machynlleth

Takes place in the Tabernacle at MOMA Machynlleth during the third week of August, with music ranging from kids' stuff to cabaret, plus a lively fringe festival.
Market in Machynlleth


Chartered by Edward I himself, in 1291, the Wednesday street market has been going ever since and remains a lively affair.
Comedy in Machynlleth

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

This long weekend of laughs also involves theatre and kids' shows and is increasingly attracting top-flight UK comics.