Machynlleth - Ancient Capital
Detective Mystery Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Machynlleth
Calling all super sleuths!
Your self-guided detective mystery investigation takes place in the heart of the ancient capital of Wales:...
- A self-guided detective mystery walking Trail around Machynlleth.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 1.5-mile 'loop' Trail (takes 1.5 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the mystery and be entered into a £100 monthly draw.
- Learn more about where you live or explore somewhere new.
- Download your Trail now for instant fun (or receive your copy in the post)!
The Machynlleth Treasure Trail starts at:
We have three super duper themed Clubs for your child to enjoy as part of their Treasure Trail experience.
Perfect for 4-8 year olds, the concept behind the Clubs is that your child will get a bundle of goodies to excite them about their forthcoming Trail experience, something to keep them entertained whilst travelling to and from the Trail, and something to be given on completion of the Trail as a keepsake.
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Before you set off on your awesome adventure, there are a few things you need to know...
This Trail is along a relatively level route but has not been marked as wheelchair or pushchair friendly due to some grassed areas and uneven surfaces encountered along the Trail route.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that there is one clue that is in an area where dogs are not permitted, so we could not advise bringing along your pup if you are doing the Trail alone.
There is a pay and display car park located on Maengwyn Street (SY20 8DY), where the Trail begins. There are public toilets available at the car park.
During May, Machynlleth plays host to an annual comedy festival, so although a great time to visit this beautiful town, you may find that some of the clues on this Trail may become obstructed or difficult to access. If you would like further information about event dates around the town, please see the Visit Wales Spotlight on Machynlleth website.
Why not make a day of it and visit the nearby Falconry Experience Wales for some conservation education and to see these beautiful birds in action? You could also discover more of Machynlleth's artistic history at the Museum of Modern Art or spend an afternoon exploring along the beautifully restored narrow-gauge steam Corris Railway!