Centre for Alternative Technology

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Centre for Alternative TechnologyCentre for Alternative Technology

Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living. With seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and family holiday activities, there is something for everyone at CAT. Follow CAT’s interactive Zero Carbon Britain Trail to explore what an environmentally friendly world with reduced emissions will look like or pull on your boots and stomp up through the CAT woodland to discover breath-taking views of the Snowdonia National Park from the Quarry Trail. New for 2018 – explore the new CAT garden displays and discover what you can do to make yours wildlife friendly whilst ensuring a good crop of vegetables. Inspired to learn more about sustainability? CAT offers a wide range of exciting and informative short courses that explore subjects from eco-crafts to environmental building and renewable energy.

Author's Review

From the minute you arrive in the car park of this attraction, it hits you that you've arrived somewhere completely different. The excitement starts to build as you journey up to the centre on a water-pumped cliff railway - one of only a handful in the world. As I walked around CAT, it hit me just how much we take for granted and many questions were answered along the way. Questions like, ‘how would we cope without electricity, gas' just a few of the many daily elements we take very much for granted. There is so much to see, too much to tell you about in just a short amount of words, but what I can say is, you will definitely not be disappointed with your visit here. But you don't need to just come for the day, the attractions website will guide you to all the many courses they have available here.

 

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Llwyngwern Quarry Pantperthog,
Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ

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