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Nestled in the stunning UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere in Mid Wales, The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that demonstrates practical solutions for a sustainable future.

Summer at CAT

Summer at CAT

There’s so much planned for the summer at CAT!

Water-balanced funicular railway

Enter via CAT’s iconic cliff railway

Arrive in style via one of Europe’s steepest water water-balanced funicular railways.

We're good to go

Take a look at how we’re keeping you safe and what you can do to help.

Fully and partially made willow baskets

Days out & events

From brand new day out packages to courses and online events.

CAT gardener among flowers

Experience Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of learning at the UK’s leading eco centre.

Looking across the CAT site

Plan your visit

Start planning your day out at CAT.

dog at CAT

Dogs Welcome

CAT welcomes all well behaved dogs to the centre for free.

Stretch your legs!

The Quarry Trail is the perfect length for a short family adventure into the hills above CAT.

Discover a hidden world, packed full of working examples of renewable energy, beautiful organic gardens, experimental green buildings and sustainably managed woodland habitats.

At CAT we believe in a positive future where we have learnt to live harmoniously with nature and tread lightly on the planet while enjoying the highest quality of life. Our Visitor Centre helps you explore that vision for the future and learn about ways to help achieve it.

Visitor Centre Mole Hole


Discover all about renewable technologies through some hands-on displays.
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rammed earth lecture theatre

Green Building

See buildings built with cutting-edge green techniques and learn more about their construction.
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Kids looking at an interactive wind display

Family Activities

Enjoy a jam-packed trip full of informative and fun activities in a glorious setting.
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kids running on the quarry trail

Woodlands & Wildlife

Weave your way through sustainably managed woodland and see glorious views.
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Growing organic food sustainably at CAT

Gardens & Growing

Wander through our gorgeous, sustainable and productive organic gardens.
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Creatan wind turbine - generating electricity in the 1970s

Historic CAT

Founded in an unused slate quarry, CAT has come along way since our humble beginnings.
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Coming Up

At CAT we have a wide range of events coming up throughout the year. Make sure you follow us on facebook or sign up for our emails to stay informed about what is coming up.


Need more information or some help? Don't hesitate to contact us and a member of our team will get back to you.