Centre for Alternative Technology

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WISE is situated in the grounds of the Centre for Alternative Technology, a well established sustainable education centre and visitor attraction, just 3 miles north of the town of Machynlleth in mid Wales.
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•    10 mins from Machynlleth
•    1.5 hrs from Shrewsbury, Bangor or Builth Wells
•    2.5 hrs from Birmingham, Liverpool or Manchester
•    3 hrs from Cardiff
•    4.5 hrs from London

CAT keenly encourages the use of sustainable transport options.  To help you plan your journey, taking into consideration your carbon expenditure, we recommend visiting Transport Direct

Travel by train

Machynlleth is on the Birmingham to Aberystwyth train line, which can also be accessed via Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton. This line is served by Arriva Trains Wales. Groups of 10 plus can get 25% off travel costs via the Arriva Wales booking line 0870 9000 773.

CAT is three miles north of the Machynlleth train station, so you can continue your journey by bus, taxi, bicycle or on foot. Taxis can be pre-booked from Mach Taxis tel: 01654 702048 and up-to-date bus timetables can be downloaded from the Dyfi Valley Travel Guide.

Hire a coach

Lloyds Coaches in Machynlleth have a fleet of vehicles for private hire ranging in capacity from 16 to 70 seats.  25 seat coaches can navigate the steep drive up to WISE and drop you right at the door.  Lloyds will cover all of Wales and are happy to discuss collecting from further afield.

Car share

CAT is located north of Machynlleth just off the A487 towards Dolgellau. It is clearly signposted from the main road. Car parking is available on site for up to 200 cars. If you would like to share your journey either by getting or giving someone a lift, visit liftshare.com.