Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco-centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.

With over seven acres of gardens and displays, and with 40 years’ experience in sustainability, CAT inspires thousands of visitors every year.

Learn more about organic growing, discover forest gardening, get started with composting, or simply stroll around the grounds on a relaxing day out.


  • Adult: £8.50
  • Seniors: £7.50
  • Child: £4.00 (4-16 years)
  • Child: Free (3 and under)

Nearest Railway Station: Machynlleth

Dates Open:

  • Open all year round

Opening Times:

  • Summer: 10am to 5pm
  • Winter: 10 am to 4pm
  • Closed for Christmas and New Year



Llwyngwern Quarry, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ