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The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) has been inspiring visitors about sustainable practice for over 40 years. With seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Llwyngwern Quarry | Pantperthog, Machynlleth SY20 9AZ, Wales
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If you are an environmentalist then you'll love what you see at the centre.
Unfortunately its a bit run-down and may not inspire that many to be 'greener' than we are now.
Yes, its run by dedicated staff but until the facilities and restaurant are...More
This is my second visit, the first was about 25 years ago ! Very little change here. Its a run down "hippy type" hideaway, a general mess with little to inspire anyone. The working exhibits were in poor condition, the vegetable garden rundown and uncared...More
I been going there since I was a little girl and really wanted to take my husband to show him. We had a great time wandering around the site and looking at the different exhibits.
Their new building is very impressive and they really have...More
It's taken me far too long to visit the centre despite being a regular visitor to Snowdonia since the 1960's! I always assumed it was a bunch of hippies who started the centre and it was a bit airy fairy. How wrong could I have...More
I think those who are criticising this attraction are being unfair. It doesn't pretend to be a shiny Disney-style experience and the clue might be found in the word "alternative". We swithered about going but came away very glad we had done so. There are...More
Lovely afternoon spent with 4 year old grandson, Highlight for him was the water balance carriage that you have to go onto enter and leave. First visit for him and he loved the mole hole, and was safe for him to explore on his own...More
As an agricultural engineer that has been involved in development all my working life I was fascinated by some of what I saw. For me the water powered funicular rail car was the highlight. Our guide was knowledgeable and was able to answer most of...More