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There are direct trains to Machynlleth from Aberystwyth, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury, and from local stations on the Cambrian Coast Line. Buses from Machynlleth station run roughly hourly and stop a short walk from CAT.

Enjoy 20% off entry when arrive by train, bus or bike. Please email visit@cat.org.uk for details of how to claim your discount.

National Route 8 runs right past CAT – on it’s long and hilly journey up Wales. You can bring your bike on the train and cycle from Machynlleth station to CAT in about half an hour. Plan your cycle route here.

It’s a 3-mile walk to CAT from Machynlleth, mostly along a quite lane (allow 90 minutes) – here’s the route.

Take a scenic rail journey to Machynlleth on the Cambrian Coast Line

You can book a taxi from Machynlleth to CAT from Peter’s Taxi 01654 749065 or 07546 486325 (see the CAT website), or Mach Taxis 01654 702048.

A group of 3 or more can save 25% on Transport for Wales trains with a Small Group Day Ticket. There are also great value day and weekend tickets on Trawscymru buses.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains. And here’s information on accessibility at Centre for Alternative Technology.

About Centre for Alternative Technology

An inspiring world of green living, with hands-on displays, beautiful organic gardens and vegetarian cafe set in a former slate quarry in the Welsh mountains. Free guided tours daily throughout the season. CAT is a great place for the kids! Run off extra energy in the eco-adventure playground. Plus family-friendly trails and scavenger hunts and daily family activities in the school holidays. And for adults, CAT also offers a series of day and residential short courses explore everything from woodland management to renewable energy.

For any queries about visiting contact Centre for Alternative Technology on 01654 705950 or visit@cat.org.uk

Address: CAT, Pantperthog, Machynlleth SY20 9AZ. Visit Website