You should visit…

That’s right, we’re not  based in London.

We’re actually based in Machynlleth, mid-Wales…

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Phonetically, that’s Maˈχənɬɛθ.

Okay, try Mak-hunk-leth. Don’t be lazy and shorten it to Mach, it’s…

Machynlleth sign

Machynlleth is a few miles from the Dyfi Estuary…

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It’s the medieval capital of Wales, where Owain Glyndŵr held his first parliament in 1404, on this site

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It’s home to the Welsh Museum of Modern Art. That’s right, MOMA: New York & Machynlleth!

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It’s also home to PIRC – our office is behind the balcony in this building (but that’s not us, that’s Articulture, they’re great)…

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As well as amazing conversations about social change, there are all sorts of things we can do when you visit…

We could go walking…

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Or mountain biking (most probably with Ralph)…

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Or climbing (most probably without Elena)…

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Or surfing…

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Or kayaking, oooh kayaking…

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We could go to the 800-year old (completely-not-hippy) Wednesday market…

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Where Shirley will change your life with her amazing street food

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We could play frisbee like this… though with mixed genders!

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Or we could go to the beach, which is much more exciting than this picture suggests…

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Here’s a better picture…

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Or we could go to the Blue Lake for a swim, and if you’re feeling brave, a dive off the top of that there cliff. For reals…

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If you come in early May, we could attend the amazing Machynlleth Comedy Festival. Your eyes don’t deceive you – that *is* indeed the incredible Josie Long…

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If you come in late May, we could go to Fire in the Mountain, the amazing folk & bluegrass festival up-the-road (though if you have banjophobia it’s definitely not for you)…

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Did I mention that in September there are JUMPING SALMON!!! (There were much bigger ones, but they’re hard to photograph.)

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Oh, and there are Ospreys

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And beavers… OMG beavers…

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And dolphins…

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So we should probably go sailing while you’re here…

 

Unless it’s winter…

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In which case, we can visit the Centre for Alternative Technology

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Which has incredible sustainable architecture and some truly excellent people…

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Winter will also include wooly jumpers, log fires, mulled cider, board games and Machynlleth’s amazing pubs, like this beauty…

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I forgot to mention Led Zeppelin used to hang out in the valley and write songs ‘n shit, in this cottage…

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And the storms revealed miles more petrified forest on the coast…

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Oh, and last year we won shed of the year… #boom

2013 Shed of the Year finalists

*When* you come, you could stay in the eco-cabins…

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Or these casual treehouses

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And come by train, we’re just over two hours from Birmingham…

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It’s one of those fancy high-speed single-track diesel lines…
What we’re saying is, don’t expect wifi, or mobile reception…

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Seriously, come visit: it’d be rude not to.

We 100% promise there won’t be any raging bog fires

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