In 1800, a 15 year-old girl called Mary Jones walked 26 miles from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant to Bala to buy a book.
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.
Please note that Electric Mountain is temporarily closed for refurbishment and upgrading. We hope to be back in the new and improved Visitor Centre by 2020.
Ffin y Parc Gallery has changing exhibitions by some of the finest artists working in Wales, alongside the best of 20th Century Contemporary Art.
Inigo Jones Slate Works was founded in 1861 mainly to prefabricate school writing slates. Today the company uses the same raw material namely 500 million year old Welsh slate to produce architectural, memorial, landscape and craft products.