Royal House (click on
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of Machynlleth's landmark buildings, Royal House. King Charles I is said to
have stayed there in 1643 (he got around a lot, you know) and its legends go
back a couple of hundred years earlier, to the time of Owain Glyndwr. Whether
or not you believe the stories associated with it, the building deserved far
better attention than it had been given over recent years, and at last it was
expertly renovated - at considerable expense and superbly. Dendrochronology
has dated the main roof timbers to 1560/61, and those in the extension to the
building from 1576, so it was certainly there at the time of King Charles I.
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It has had a chequered history since renovation, for some time housing Mach'sTourist Information Centre (most regretably closed due to financial constraints), and is currently the home of a deli. Behind it is the excellent Ysgubor Newydd, for self-catering rental.
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