Centre For Alternative Technology

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Type:Enviromental Attraction

Llwyngwern Quarry
SY20 9AZ

Tel: 01654 705950

Centre For Alternative Technology

Ticket Prices

Guide Prices

Open 10am – 5pm daily with last entry at 4pm. The Cafe closes at 4:30pm.

Adult: £8.50
Concession: £7.50*
Child: £4.00*

*Concession: Student, Seniors over 60 years and Unemployed.
*Child: 4-16 years. Under 4’s Free.

Book tickets: https://www.cat.org.uk/come-to-cat/visiting/plan-your-visit/visitor-centre-tickets/



  • Car Charging Point
  • Cyclists welcome
  • Licensed for civil marriages
  • Walkers welcome


  • Access improved for mobility impaired visitors
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Assistance Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Languages spoken

  • Welsh spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Accessible by public transport
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Groups Accepted
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available
  • Room/unit allocations available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located at the heart of the Dyfi Biosphere, the Centre for Alternative Technology is around three miles north of Machynlleth on the A487, just by the small hamlet of Pantperthog.

Public Transport Directions

You can catch either the T2 or 34 bus to CAT from Machynlleth. They run approximately every hour, Monday to Saturday and less frequently on Sunday. During the weekend the T2 bus is free.


Opening Times

* Opening Times

Open year round (closed briefly over Christmas and New Year period).

Summer Season - 10:00 - 17:00
Winter Season - 10:00 - 16:00
including Shop and Cafe.

Last entry one hour before closing time.

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