Centre for Alternative Technology (Machynlleth) Reviews
Description:Europe's leading Eco-Centre. Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9AZ. / Tel: 01654 705950.
Newest Review: ... I wish we hadn't bothered. The place is dilapidated, in total ruin, and not worth the money or the effort to get there. When we visited there was a 60ft crane building something "new", surely if this place is supposed to promote alternate technology, why use a modern diesel generator powered crane. Even better than that there were guys walking round with Bosch electric powered ... more
Customer Centre for Alternative Technology (Machynlleth) Reviews (3)
by nomadman - written on 30/03/07, updated on 30/03/07
Sorry but what a complete waste of time. This does not show us anything other than how run down things can become if we let them. Nestled in the Welsh countryside, £8 per adult to get in, I wish we hadn't bothered. The place is dilapidated, in total ruin, and not worth the money or the effort to get there. When we visited there was a 60ft crane building something "new", surely if this place is supposed to promote alternate technology, why use a modern diesel generator powered crane. Even better than that there were guys walking round with Bosch electric powered drills, again surely "Alternative" technology means just that, not using only ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/10/04, updated on 20/12/04 (Very useful, 143 readings)
A few years ago I made a list of all the things that I would like to do and all the places that I would like to go and the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT for short) was on that list. When Dave and I got together he seemed to be taking my list as a personal crusade (not that I am complaining you understand!) and so I got the chance to visit the CAT. CAT is situated in the beautiful Welsh countryside about three miles north of Machynlleth on the A487. It is easily reached by bus using the Arriva Cymru service from Aberystwyth, Machynlleth or Dolgellau, which stops three hundred metres away from the entrance to CAT. CAT was originally ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/10/01, updated on 20/10/01 (Very useful, 624 readings)
I visited the Centre for Alternative Technology in July and had a really great day there, discovering the delights of solar energy, self-build houses and composting just about anything. If that doesn't strike you as being a fun day out, then try it - you might be pleasantly surprised. CAT is situated on the edge of Machynleth in Powys. It's a bus ride from the town and you get a discount if you arrive by public transport. We arrived on the bus, complete with our tent and pitched it in the campsite next door to CAT. From the ticket office, you ride on a water-balanced cliff railway to get to the rest of CAT. The view is great (assuming ... Read the complete review
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