Machynlleth is a small town in the Welsh county of Powys County or traditional Montgomeryshire. The town is a resort and center for sheep farming. The locals call their town simply like to Mach. Machynlleth has a population of 2,200 inhabitants and is situated in the valley of the Dovey at the foot of a group of rolling hills. From here, both the region around the Cadair Idris, and the Plynlimon area is easy to reach. During the uprising 1400-1415 Owain Glyndŵr was crowned Prince of Wales in Machynlleth for in 1404, has set the city next Dolgellau and Harlech to the meeting of the Welsh Parliament in a then-free Wales. Of this Machynlleth derives the claim to being the true historical capital of Wales. Glyndwr Parliament House has been restored and enlarged and is now part of a memorial. An unmistakable accent in the cityscape of Machynlleth is at the intersection of two main roads, a neo-Gothic clock tower Victorian. It was built in 1873 as in so many Welsh and English villages instead of the traditional cross, in this case, in honor of the Marquis of Londonderry. The family had inherited a country house in the village, which is now owned by the city. Since the 1970s, Machynlleth has developed into an attraction for the alternative scene, there settled among others In 1974, the Center for Alternative Technology and several companies that are dedicated to the utilization of renewable energies to. The Center for Alternative Technology include both the Quarry shop, a convenience store with organic products and the Quarry Cafe. A historic building is the home Llys Maldwyn, built in 1852, now home of photographer Mark Robert Davey. Until 1892 it was a school, then it was a small town hospital. 1937 and 1983 the Welsh cultural festival Eisteddfod was held in place.
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