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.
With seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible buildings, renewable energy, organically managed gardens and family holiday activities, there is something for everyone at CAT.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Water Balanced Funicular Railway
Enter the CAT visitor centre via one of the world's steepest water balanced cliff railway!
Discover a world of green living. Tours run most days at 12.00pm (site tour) and 2.00pm (quarry trail tour).
Discover how we can create a better future and have fun with our interactive displays.
New for 2019 - Dogs Welcome
As a trial for 2019, CAT is now welcoming all well behaved dogs to the centre for free.
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.
CAT has been inspiring and informing visitors for over 40 years and is as relevant today as ever!
Woodlands & Wildlife
Gardens & Growing
Join us on a tour of CAT and explore sustainability, the beautiful surroundings and learn about the history of the site.
Quarry Trail Tour
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.