Machynlleth. The Dyfi Valley. Wales. There is so much on offer, it won’t all fit on one page, but you really do need to explore what we love locally. Here are some of our favourite things to see, do and explore. 

The market town of Machynlleth

The market town of Machynlleth offers a wonderful experience within just a quarter of a mile radius from the hotel!:

MOMA (Museum of Modern Art – yes like the one in New York!)

Antique dealers

Owain Glyndwr Parliament House

Visit on a Wednesday and enjoy the local market stalls too!

most beautiful scenic views

Enjoy the great outdoors here in Wales. Check out these activities:

Dovey Valley Clay Shooting 
Talyllyn Railway
Hiking/walking Snowdon/Cadair Idris
Dyfi Bike Park
Dyfi Osprey Project
Wales Coastal Path
Glyndwr Way

short day trips

For something a bit different, here are some ideas for short day trips:

UNESCO designated Dyfi Biosphere
Dyfi Distillery
Corris Craft Centre
Centre for Alternative Technology


We are surrounded by amazing wildlife. You can see all sorts of raptors including Ospreys, Red Kites, Buzzards, Hobbies, Hen Harriers, Goshawks, Peregrin Falcons and many owls.

On the rivers there are many otters and a few beavers. In the woodlands and wilder parts, pine martins are growing in numbers and one can see roe and fallow deer, wild hares, grouse and many smaller songbirds.

Check out RSPB Ynys-Hir for visiting details.

Dyfi Osprey Project

Wildlife on the Dyfi estuary 

bespoke FASHION




From the town where Laura Ashley started out, we have three bespoke fashion outlets here in Machynlleth including:      A traditional leather shoemaking business including Shandals which are only sold in the Machynlleth shop or online so can’t be found anywhere else.

A leather crafter of handbags and belts and offers bespoke design work. runs a custom apparel, clothing design and pattern service company using sustainable materials.

Independent bookshops

Penrallt Gallery Bookshop (voted as one of the UK’s top 10 indie bookshops by The Guardian)

Dyfi Valley Bookshop/Siop Lyfrau

Coch-Y-Bonddu Books
World-famous for fishing and wildlife

Literary Cat Books