Hotels in Machynlleth
Often nicknamed the 'ancient capital of Wales', Machynlleth is a beautifully preserved market town that held the renowned National Eisteddfod of Wales festival for more than 40 years until 1981.
This area of Wales was inhabited as far back as the Early Bronze Age, when there was a small copper mining industry, and became a strategic military defence in the Roman era, when a fort was built just a few miles from Machynlleth.
After the Elizabethan period, the town became a flourishing market centre, although it was besieged by Royalist troops in the English Civil War and suffered extensive damage. Fortunately, Machynlleth is home to a high concentration of listed buildings such as the Grade II listed 19th-century Clock Tower and the Grade II listed medieval St Peter's Parish Church.
King Arthur's Labyrinth
Near the outskirts of Machynlleth, the King Arthur's Labyrinth, a unique underground attraction, is ideal for families and features a magical waterfall. Here, you can learn about the bewitching myths of the Dark Ages as you sail on a boat guided by hooded boatmen with fascinating stories to tell.
Another place of interest in the area is is the Museum of Modern Art, Wales, which is in a converted Wesleyan chapel and exhibits many famous Welsh artworks. The museum is also the venue for the annual Machynlleth Festival, which includes live music, special speeches, and plenty of other fun festivities.
Hotels in Machynlleth
For a stylish, country venue, choose the friendly, affordable and pet friendly Plas Dolguog Hotel, or consider the enchanting Glandyfi Castle if you're looking for the ultimate romantic getaway. Other great Machynlleth hotels include the Dyfiview B&B, the Wynnstay Hotels, and the Sunny View Bed and Breakfast.
Where to eat in the town
Dine at the Black Lion restaurant if you're after some hearty Welsh classics, or choose the Number Twenty One restaurant for other fantastic Welsh dishes in a bistro setting. For delecSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTION fresh seafood, head to Glan yr Afon (Riverside), or try Henninghans Top Shop for some excellent takeaways.
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