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Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Machynlleth, Wales

  • Destination: UK - Wales
  • Duration: 2 days

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is dedicated to showing and teaching all things relating to sustainable development. Despite its name, the centre no longer focuses solely on alternative technology but also provides information on sustainable architecture, organic farming, and ecological friendly living.

The centre operates educational programmes for many schools types and offer excellent site visits which your group will find both fascinating and useful. The centre is spread out over 40 acres with many interactive displays and exhibits such as: a low energy house, displays of organic gardening methods, straw bale and rammed earth buildings as well as Britain’s largest green bookshop to name just a few. The centre also has a water-balanced funicular which allows you to see the entire centre down below.

The centre offers on-site accommodation for groups wishing to stay for longer periods as well as offers short stay courses. For more information please enquire.

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Example itinerary

Day 1

Morning: Departure from school and travel to Machynlleth, Wales.

Afternoon: Arrival at Centre for Alternative Technology and admission. Group is shown around centre with guide. Short courses or specific lessons available upon request.

Evening: Departure from CAT if off-site accommodation is used. Overnight stay.

Day2

Morning: After breakfast, travel back to Centre for Alternative Technology for further lessons or exploration or travel to North Wales to  Caernarfon and Snowdonia National Park.

Afternoon: Enjoy the lovely Welsh country side and town or Caernarfon at your leisure.

Evening: Travel back to school. End of tour.

Sights & places of interest whilst visiting Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Machynlleth, Wales

Caernarfon Castle
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Machynlleth, WalesThis medieval fortress in Caernarfon, Wales was built in 1283 by King Edward I to protect his newly conquered territory of Wales.Today, it is part of the World Heritage Site “Castles and Town Walls of King Edwards in Gwynedd”. The castle dominates the town’s skyline and is a truly unique Welsh landmark.

Snowdonia National Park
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Machynlleth, WalesThis national park was the country’s third after the Peak District and Lake District National Parks were established. The parks covers some 827 square miles and has a long stretch of coastline which is a Special Area of Conservation. Snowdonia National Park offers visitos breath-taking views of some of the UK’s top nature sites.

Portmeirion Village
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Machynlleth, WalesThis popular tourist villagein Gwynedd, Wales was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 to be styled as an Italian Village. The village has a unique Welsh charm to it and is popular with tourists all year long.

Conwy Castle
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Machynlleth, WalesThis castle was built during the reign of Edward I following his conquest of Wales.Widely considered to be one of the best examples of late 13th century military architecture in Europe, today visitors enjoy seeing this well-preserved castle as it was over 800 years ago.

Cardigan Bay
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Machynlleth, WalesSituated on the west coast of Wales is this large inlet called Cardigan Bay. It has numerous beaches and a unique marine life and its often possible to observe dolphins, porpoises and Atlantic Grey Seals. It has the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in the UK.

Mount Snowdon
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Machynlleth, WalesThe highest mountain in Wales with an altitutde of 1,085 metres this mountain in Snowdonia National Park has been described as the busiest mountain in Britain. It has an abundance of rare flora and fauna. The mountain offers some of the best views in Britain and the summit can be reached by a number of means including Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Llanberis Pass
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Machynlleth, WalesThis mountain pass in Snowdownia carries the main road from Llanberis between the mountain ranges of Glyderau and the Snowdon massif.


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