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Nearby Activities

If you are looking for magnificent scenery; sandy beaches; history and culture, and quiet roads leading to unspoilt towns and villages, then the Mill and the Granary at Felin Crewi provide the ideal base from which to discover these delights.

Whatever your age and interests, you will be sure to find plenty to see and do during your stay in Mid-Wales, too much in fact to discover in one holiday. The number of activities is infinite, but an indication of what is available can be seen from the following list:

Walking
In the rolling countryside or in the more rugged mountain regions. The Glyndŵr’s Way, a National Trail since 2002, passes by Felin Crewi and a short or long walk along the trail will open up the beautiful vista of the Welsh countryside.

MOMA in Machynlleth

‘Throughout the year MOMA WALES shows Modern Welsh Art, featuring leading artists from Wales, works from the growing Tabernacle Collection. The Auditorium of The Tabernacle has perfect acoustics and pitch-pine pews to seat 350 people. It is ideal for chamber and choral music, drama, lectures and conferences. A fine Steinway grand piano has been purchased. Translation booths, recording facilities and a cinema-screen have been installed; the oak-beamed Foyer has a bar; and extensive access for the disabled has been made possible by a lift. The Machynlleth Festival takes place in the Auditorium in late August every year. During the week eminent performers take part in a wide range of events, from choral singing and jazz to chamber music and poetry readings’.

Cycling
Mountain biking and informal free riding is available on the famous 15km Climachx bike trail near Machynlleth which has the longest descent in Wales. Another excellent mountain bike trail is at Nant yr Arian, just inland from Aberystwyth – about 25 minutes’ drive away from Felin Crewi   If you want the ultimate experience the ‘Beast of Brenin’ is about 45mins drive from Felin Crewi – not for the faint-hearted.

Touring
The roads are good so that driving becomes the pleasure it once was. Within easy reach are Powis Castle, Portmeirion famous for its pottery and Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’ Hotel used as the main location for ‘The Prisoner’ television series, Lakes Bala, Vyrnwy, the magnificent sandy beaches of the Mid Wales coast and not forgetting Cader Idris and Snowdonia, possibly the finest National Park in the British Isles.

Railways
The area is a must for the enthusiast. The Cambrian Coaster from Machynlleth to Pwllheli and numerous narrow gauge lines provide nostalgia and dramatic scenery. https://www.aberystwyth.org.uk/attractions/coastguide2016.pdf

Other activities available close by:

  • Golf
  • Pony Trekking
  • Sailing
  • Quad Biking
  • Clay Pigeon/Laser Shooting
  • Fishing (sea, river and lake)

Machynlleth is a typical small Welsh market town with all sorts of specialist shops selling crafts, antiques, souvenirs and most other things you’d expect including a supermarket and petrol station, as well as a couple of cafes. It encapsulates the past with the Owain Glyndwr Parliament House and the future at the Centre for Alternative Technology just outside the centre. The latter provides an insight of how we will be able to sustain our civilisation into the foreseeable future. As an aside, music aficionados can also look at the privately owned Bron Yr Aur Cottage just outside Machynlleth where Robert Plant and Jimmy Page wrote much of the material heard on Led Zeppelin III, IV and Houses of the Holy

This list is by no means comprehensive. For the many other activities and places of interest available to you during your stay at Felin Crewi you need only log on to the linked Web Sites.

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