• A great place to visit
The Romans called it 'Maglona', to us it's 'Mach"- a vibrant lively little Welsh market town of some two thousand souls that Sir Watcyn Williams-Wynne chose as the site for his little 'Pied -a-Terre' that is now known as The Wynnstay, or to give it it's full title, The Wynnstay, Herbert Arms and Unicorn Hotel!!
Machynlleth is a remarkable place - where ancient history and glimpses of the future combine to fascinate. With a claim to be the historic capital of Wales, Machynlleth owes much of its visual appeal to its setting in the beautiful Dyfi Valley. Visit on a Wednesday and be part of the bustle of the Market day which has been held in the same streets since 1291, or make Machynlleth your base at any time to explore the countryside and nearby coastline. With its atmosphere, amenities and hospitality there can't be a better centre.
It is easy to get to Machynlleth, by train, by car and on foot or horseback! Regular trains arrive from Shrewsbury, by road you can leave the M54 motorway and follow the route through Welshpool, or you can approach from the M56 in the north or the M4 in the south. The airports at Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham or Cardiff are no more than a 3 hour drive away.
You won't find national chain shops here, but you will find individual, quirky and passionate people with time for you to browse and chat! There are galleries, a fine museum of modern art, a cracking deli , a whitesmith and an award-winning butcher to mention but a few. The wonderful setting of the Dyfi Valley is an enormous adventure playground, be sure and leave some time to enjoy the sports and activities around. You can always recuperate with us!