The ancient market town of Machynlleth, with its interesting shops and watering holes, historic buildings and wide main street dominated by the clock tower is just 5 minutes drive or a short walk away. Taxi's are availabe from the town. The towns colourful, bustling Wednesday street market has been held in the same street since 1291.
Machynlleth is one of the most distinguished of Welsh towns and was to be Owain Glyndwr´s capital during the 15th century Welsh rebellion against Henry IV´s England. Part of Owain Glyndwr´s Parliament House, the first and only Welsh Parliament so far, still stands in the main street and is used to house the Owain Glwyndwr Exhibition and Heritage Centre. The Welsh Tourist Board was housed on these premises for many years. The newly renovated Royal House, situated by the Town Clock, became their new home for a couple of years, but has now unfortunately been closed and is home to a lovely Delicassen.