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There are direct trains to Machynlleth from Aberystwyth, Shrewsbury and Birmingham. Buses from Machynlleth station run roughly hourly and stop a short walk from CAT.

20% off entry when you show a valid train or bus ticket or bike.

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.

A taxi from Machynlleth to CAT costs around £6 from Peter’s 01654 749065, Mach 01654 702048 or Lloyd’s 01654 702100.

A group of 3 or more can save 25% on the train with a Small Group Day Ticket.

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

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