Located about half way along the Dyfiís length is the market town of Machynlleth. No doubt the meeting of navigable valleys, the joining of the Dulas river, a crossing place over the Dyfi and being the only sizeable flat land for miles around had much to do with the town being established there. Even today, centuries later, it is still the centre of focus for businesses and education in the area. Itís a busy place all through the week but every Wednesday, and particularly during summer months, it becomes a bustling hive of activity as the market draws crowds in from neighbouring towns.
Standing proud in the town centre is the famous clock tower. As well as being a local land mark, it also serves as a meeting place where people voice their opinions on topical (usually political) issues and marks one of the worst road junctions for miles around!
If you visit Machynlleth, you must see the museum. You canít miss the museum, behind its grand facade is what used to be Owain Glyndwr's parliament building. Machynlleth was the ancient capital of Wales before Cardiff became the dominant city.
Top - Machynlleth Clock Tower
Centre - Pont ar Ddyfi (Dyfi Bridge)
Right - The Millennium foot bridge and cycle path.