Owain Glyndwr’s unofficial capital of Wales in 1404, Machynlleth is a vibrant market town steeped in history and legend.
Located 18 miles inland from Aberystwyth, at the top of the Dyfi Valley this historic, and somewhat beautiful place is an important part of Welsh history.
The town centre piece is the magnificent clock, erected in 1874 by Viscont Castlereagh
Evidence exists which shows that Machynlleth has been home to humans for some time. Copper mining took place in the early bronze age period, and the Romans even settled here, building a fort at Pennal nearby.
In 1404 Owain Glyndwr staged his first parliament here, upon which stands the Owain Glyndwr museum today. Charles I also stayed here at the royal house, and Cromwell fought a long and arduous battle here in 1664, in which a great many royalists were killed.
A market has been held every Wednesday in Machynlleth since 1291, when Edward I granted this permission to Owen de la Pole, Lord of Powys in the Royal Charter.
With excellent transport links from Aberystwyth, Machynlleth can be reach by train or bus. For more information please click here
Things To Do:
Centre for Alternative Technology:
Hands On Day Out About Sustainable Living
Owain Glyndwr Centre:
Museum & Heritage Centre Dedicated To The Last Welsh Prince