Llanbrynmair Cottages

The original centre of the parish is at Llan on the road to Llanidloes, where the local parish church of St Mary is located. The current centre rose to local prominence with the building of the new turnpike road in 1821 and the arrival of the railway in 1861; the parish has a population of just under 1,000.

The Machinations Visitor Centre in the village is open all year and has the only permanent exhibition of contemporary Automata (mechanical moving models) in the UK. The hands-on interactive moving model characters spin, whirl or bob up and down with fascinating mechanisms displaying cogs, cams and levers with an infinite variety of movement.

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