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Corris Craft Centre is home to 9 individual craft studios and exciting award winning attractions. A unique range of products are handcrafted on site including pottery, jewellery, wooden toys, candles, chocolates, award winning gin, glass sculptures, forest furniture and herbal lotions and remedies. You can also make your own crafts in many studios. Great cafe and free parking.

Where is Corris Craft Centre located?

Corris Craft Centre is located in the southern foothills of Snowdonia. Its surrounded by wooded hillsides which hide miles of underground caverns and tunnels that were once home to the booming Braich Goch slate mine (1936 - 1970). You can see these disused caverns by visiting the award winning underground attractions which start here. Corris Craft Centre is on the main A487 road between Machynlleth and Dolgellau.

Details on what activities are available at Corris Craft Centre?

At the Corris Craft Centre visitors can browse the 9 individual craft studios at leisure and see many of the talented designer-makers at work and buy their handmade products. Many studios also offer opportunities for hands-on fun including pottery painting, candle dipping, chocolate making, herbal crafting and furniture building. It's always best to book ahead for these popular activities. Visitors can sail underground and through the magical veil of a waterfall to discover a land of mythical stories and ancient Welsh legends at King Arthur's Labyrinth. There's also Corris Mine Explorers where explorations take you into the disused and abandoned slate mine workings. The Y Crochan cafe serves a delicious menu and there's a Welsh food and drink shop too.

Things to do in the local area?

There are lots of fabulous walking routes in the area and available from the on site Tourist Information Point. The nearby town of Machynlleth is the ancient capital of Wales and home to Owain Glyndwr's Parliament House. There is a bustling market held in the town every Wednesday. The beautiful seaside resorts of Aberydyfi, Barmouth and Tywyn are all a short drive away and offer gorgeous sandy beaches.

Other Information

There's a small childrens' play area and a new display showing the aircraft which can often be seen flying overhead using the Mach Loop for training exercises. The Dyfi Distillery has won the accolade for Best British Gin in the Great British Food Awards 2017 and 2018. The Craft Centre has a high dependency Changing Places facility which is accessible 24 hours a day using a RADAR key. A key is available from the on site Cafe during opening hours.

Facilities & Information

Summary

Children welcome

Dog/Pet friendly

Facilities

Catering

Coaches

Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available

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Directions

01654 761584
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Machynlleth, Powys, MachynllethSY20 9RF, United Kingdom

Find us on the main A487 road between Machynlleth and Dolgellau. There are regular buses from Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Machynlleth: X27 & T2 stop right outside and 34 stops in the village of Corris (a 10 minute walk away). Sustrans Cycle Route 8 passes nearby. There are direct trains from Birmingham to Machynlleth.

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Visited this Craft Centre during our holiday Recommended facility is very clean and has plenty of parking space The individual craft businesses are all worth a visit and their products are all very good quality The purchased toys, jewellery , fossils and lovely Himalayan salt candles as presents for our family back home Staff very friendly.

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A good array of craft shops. Particularly the wood craft shop. The café was of a good standard. The children's play area looked exciting. A good day out

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Lovely little shops with unusual gifts. Our favourite shops were the jewellery shop where my daughter bought some stones to add to her collection and the chocolate shop. The fudge is delicious.

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Having driven past the centre on many occasions during our week in Wales we popped in to take a look around, but I had a hidden agenda, the Dyfi distillery. The joint owner, serving behind the counter, was such font of knowledge and his passion for the subject was enthralling. You're able to taste whats on offer. Cant answer for the rest of the centre, this did it for me.

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Love this place. Great for buying things actually made in Wales. I have been there on numerous occasions and taken family members when they are visiting. Still need to to do King Arthur experience. Love the wood turner and that he uses reclaimed or salvaged word from the beach and from farms. The magical 'sayings' on the wood are great. Also highly recommend the Gin makers, you can see the distillery behind. We were there at harvest time ( botanicals, juniper) Great to have some added to my bag on purchasing!! Great Gin, world class and has won...

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Visited today with my husband and granddaughter, spent around three hours here, plenty to see and do, all the staff in the shops were very attentive and it was lovely to see the passion in their various crafts. Corris has something for all ages and a place I'll certainly recommend to family and friends. Thank you.

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16 of us on family holiday visited the first day as only down the road from where we were staying.we were here a good 3-4hrs.the kids(5and 8)did candle making,choc workshop.they loved it.we all enjoyed all of it.lovely craft units and a really nice cafe....and then came back on the last day of our hols to do the king Arthur Labyrinth (which was great)and buy some gifts,and have lunch .excellent place.

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Initially just called in to see where the 2017 Gin Winners distillery was, however went into the Labyrinth also, fabulous place for young and old.

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Stopped off here on our way home,free parking, spent a good hour or so, had breakfast at the cafe which was lovely and very reasonable, set in a wooded area there are lots of different craft shops, some great gift ideas, theres also the Dyfi Gin distillery had a few samples of local gin, the botanical gins are lovely, jewellery shops, candles, wood crafts, chocolate shop and much more, great activities for kids look on website King Arthurs Labyrinth, good play area, all in all a nice place to stop have a wander and look at local crafts.

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