Wales Cottage Holiday

Attractions

King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthur's Labyrinth

Another family-friendly activity with a bit of mystery, King Arthur’s Labyrinth is an underground boat ride and tour through subterranean Southern Snowdonia (you even pass beneath an underground waterfall), accompanied by a boatsman/storyteller who shares the legends of King Arthur.

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Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Mine Explorers

This rare opportunity takes you into the old Braich Goch slate mine, in Mid Wales, which was first worked in 1836 and abandoned by the miners around 40 years ago. More than 130 years of history is captured inside waiting to be discovered. All of the Corris Mine explorations into the old Braich Goch slate mine start from the Corris Craft Centre. Advanced booking is essential, minimum age is 8.

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Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre

At Corris Craft Centre you'll find a great collection of shops, attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours. Free parking and free wifi in the cafe. Less than 15 minutes from Maesywerngoch.

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The Corris Railway

The Corris Railway

The Corris Railway was the first Narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales. The Railway closed in 1948 and The Museum opened in 1970 with passenger services recommenced in 2002. Please check website for activities.

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Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

An education, research and visitor centre in Machynlleth, the CAT aims to test and demonstrate sustainability in action with experiments open to public including those in environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing. Learn about the future of sustainability!

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Museum of Modern Art, Wales MOMA Machynlleth

Museum of Modern Art, Wales MOMA Machynlleth

The Tabernacle was converted in the mid-1980s from a Wesleyan chapel into a centre for the performing arts. Since then MOMA MACHYNLLETH (known as MOMA WALES until 2016) has grown up alongside it in seven beautiful exhibition spaces.

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The Owain Glyndwr Centre

The Owain Glyndwr Centre

Looking for a lesson in local history? Visit the Owain Glyndwr Centre on the High Street in Machynlleth. Here, you can learn about Owain Glyndwr, the 15th century Prince of Wales and a heroic figure who united Wales against English rule and advocated for the labouring class. A gorgeous mural depicting the Battle of Hyddge adorns one wall.

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Falconry Experience Wales

Falconry Experience Wales

Our kids love this activity in Machynlleth! Proprietors Barry & Luce Macdonald provide an array of experiences with birds of prey for kids, adults, and families, including an introduction to falconry (training birds of prey) and other immersive educational opportunities.

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Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway

Plenty of family fun to be had at this historic, narrow-gauge steam railway in the Welsh countryside. A working railway, Talyllyn runs from Tywyn (30 minutes from MWG) to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, which has some lovely walking paths through the forest.

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Animalarium - Borth Zoo

Animalarium - Borth Zoo

This small zoo near Aberystwyth houses and cares for animals that have come up against a run of bad luck. Primates, big cats, kangaroos, reptiles, exotic birds and other abandoned exotic pets all find their new home here. Take the family to visit the animals from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. April through October and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. November through March.

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Aberdovey Beach

Aberdovey Beach

This coastal village is more than worth a visit. Arrive here after a pleasant journey along the coast, only 20 minutes from the house by car. Crabbing off the pier is a highlight for the children – you can pick up bait and buckets on the High Street. While you're there, also enjoy some delicious Welsh ice cream and good fudge from The Sweet Shop.

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Borth Beach

Borth Beach

The beach at Borth is quite stunning and worth a visit. Two miles of sandy beach, which is perfect for small children, head south from the Dyfi Nature Reserve.
Powis Castle and Gardens

Powis Castle and Gardens

A must see world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. The house has been in the Herbert family for 400 years and houses a superb collection of treasures from India and is displayed in the Clive Museum.

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Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle

Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle seems to grow naturally from the rock on which it is perched. Like an all seeing sentinel, it gazes out across land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia. A fantastic day out can be found visiting the castle and surrounding area. Stop in at the Llew Glas cafe for a lovely tea.

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The Mach Loop

The Mach Loop

The Mach Loop is a set of valleys, situated between Dolgellau in the north, and Machynlleth in the south which are regularly used for low level flight training, with flying as low as 250 feet from the nearest terrain. Absolutely stunning towatch these jets just above the house, get your camera ready.

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St. Peter ad Vincula

St. Peter ad Vincula

For more Owain Glyndwr history and mythology, visit St. Peter ad Vincula, a parish church built in the 6th century and the site of the last senate meeting held by Owain Glyndwr. Here you will also find a copy of Glyndŵr’s “Pennal Letter” of 1406, which outlined for the King of France his plans for an independent Wales. Stop in for a visit before lunch or a pint at the Riverside just across the street.

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Dyfi Osprey Project

Dyfi Osprey Project

The Dyfi Osprey Project has been running at Cors Dyfi Reserve near Machynlleth since 2009. Stop by after visited Borth Beach or Ynyshir Hall. Open from 10 am to 6:00 pm. A lovely day out for the whole family.

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Golf Courses

Golf Courses

The Welsh countryside, as you would imagine, is a gorgeous setting for a tranquil game of golf. Two courses to try are the Aberdovey Golf Club, an 18-hole links course with exceptional views of the coast and mountains, and Machynlleth Golf Club, a 9-hole heathland course also blessed with lovely countryside and mountain scenery.

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Cadair Idris

Cadair Idris

No visit to this part of Wales is complete without a walk up Cadair Idris which is about a 30 minute drive away. Check out the Minffordd path. Stop at the Cross Foxes for warming bowl of cawl after your climb.

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Mawddach Estuary

Mawddach Estuary

This is a fantastic area for breathtaking walks and cycling. A wonderful family day out. We enjoy the Panorama and Precipice walks for the stunning views. A must do.

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