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Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire
The small town of Machynlleth in Montgomeryshire is believed to be based on plans laid down in medieval times. It lies close to the most westerly point in Powys, in the broad valley of the River Dyfi (or Dovey), which flows into Cardigan Bay a few miles downstream.

Machynlleth is closely associated with the exploits of Owain Glyndwr, who led a rebellionClock tower, Machynlleth against the English in 1404. He is believed to have held one of his parliaments in the town.

The town contains many historic buildings and has a very wide main street with an elaborate Victorian Gothic clock tower (left) erected in 1873 by the Marquess of Londonderry, whose family home, Plas Machynlleth, lies in parkland nearby.