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Address: | Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1654 761584
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Corris Craft Centre was a finalist in the 2015 National Tourism Awards for...

Corris Craft Centre was a finalist in the 2015 National Tourism Awards for Best Day Out in Wales! You'll find a great collection of craft studios, attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours. The 9 craft studios are home to talented designer-makers and their range of handcrafted items including pottery, jewellery, natural forest furniture, candles, glassware, herbal lotions and remedies, personalised wooden toys and gifts, handmade chocolates and, brand new for 2016 artisan gin. You can have fun making your own crafts in many of the studios. Drop in to dip candles, paint pottery, make chocolates and to craft herbals. You can also book ahead to build a piece of furniture (minimum age 16). A collection of exciting attractions start from the Craft Centre including the King Arthur's Labyrinth underground adventure, Lost Legends of The Stone Circle and Corris Mine Explorers. You'll find delicious produce in Bwtri Y Chrochan, the Welsh food and drink shop, including cheeses, biscuits, cakes, beer, cider, whiskey, jams, chutneys and more. At the centre of all of the studios and attractions is Y Crochan cafe where a delicious all day menu is served.

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Quaint

Nice site. All selection of shops Wouldn't go out of my way do check the place out but when you're there it's good

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice site. All selection of shops Wouldn't go out of my way do check the place out but when you're there it's good

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Thank aellituv
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're pleased to read that you had a good time. More 

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this craft centre for a day out and were disappointed at the high price of goods. The centre has a very wide variety of lovely, unique and individual independent shops. We found that there was plenty of parking but this could be lucky. The cafe was very clean and tidy, spacious and has s great menu. The food... More 

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Thank Stephen C
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are really pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. The craft studios are run by independent designer-makers who spend their days designing and making, by hand, their unique crafts. We're sorry that you found their products a little too pricey. More 

Norfolk UK
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113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Came for Corris mine explorers and really enjoyed this. Cold from being underground we were ready for a lovely cup of tea and I had the most delicious millionaires shortbread - fantastic. the craft places are interesting and show case various arts and crafts, particularly interesting to see the Gin Distillery and the wood working/carving shops

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Thank easterntravellers
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

Wonderful to read that you enjoyed your Corris Mine Explorers visit, which starts from the Corris Craft Centre, and then enjoyed the Corris Craft Centre studios too. I will pass on your compliments to the Cafe staff. Thank you. More 

Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I just popped in here as I need a gold chain repaired and one of the best jewellers in mid Wales is based here. I dropped of my chain and I have just had a lovel bacon and egg cap and a coffee. The staff are friendly and helpful and there are lots of things to see including s specialist... More 

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Thank RIDINGAROUND
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your brilliant review. We are so pleased to hear that you have discovered the wonderful services offered by the Agau Jewellery Studio. Phil makes a fabulous range of celtic and contemporary jewellery, a bespoke wedding ring service and repairs as you mentioned. Great to hear that you also discovered the new Dyfi Gin Distillery. I will pass... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the craft centre whilst some of our group went underground into Arthur's Labyrinth. Great selection of crafts, reasonably priced for the amount of work involved and there are opportunities to have a go yourself with some artists! Fantastic furniture and glass! Only downside was the candle shop was unmanned so missed out on a customer! Great coffee and... More 

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our unique range of handmade crafts. We're sorry that you missed seeing the hand carved candles in the Candle Studio. Some of our studios are run by one person and it could have been that they had to pop out of their studio for a short... More 

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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I spent a good four hours here yesterday, every shop was open and nearly all the shops let customers have a go at that shops craft. I had a go at making my own herbal bag, I for the first time made my own candles followed by painting my own pottery Welsh dragon. This is a very relaxing activity to... More 

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Thank Dave S
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a really busy time with us and lots of fun. There are 9 individual craft studios at Corris and 5 of these studios offer opportunities for visitors to have fun making their own crafts. Thank you for sharing your fun day out with other Trip Advisor users. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst obviously some talented people form part of the centre overall we were disappointed- could do with more there Cafe ok

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Thank Netty1313
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the talent of the designer-makers in our craft studios but it’s a shame that you were disappointed with the quantity. The Corris Craft Centre has 9 individual craft studios where a diverse range of crafts are designed and made. There are also opportunities for getting creative and making your own crafts in... More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

As I walked with my family through the various craft studios I felt the radiant sun beaming down. With this in mind I thought I'd purchase some delicious ice creams for me and my family at Bwtri Y Crochan. HOWEVER the ice cream on the cone was virtually non existent! I felt robbed of £1.75 a cone and this well... More 

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Thank jamesgriffin1998
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

We are sorry to receive your poor review. I have spoken with our Café Manager and she can only suggest that you were given a child’s portion of ice cream instead of an adult’s portion of ice cream. We apologise if there was a misunderstanding by our staff member of your order, this could have been easily rectified if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

While on or family break in Barmouth, we picked up a leaflet advertising the craft centre. We thought our 5 year old might enjoy the chocolate making (although we do stuff like that at home, but the weather wasn't the best for a beach day). Chocolate making was just pouring melted chocolate into a mould and decorating it with sweets,... More 

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Thank Katarina P
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it sounds like you and your daughter had lots of fun getting creative in the studios and playing in our small play area too. We’re sorry that you weren’t happy with your meal in our Y Crochan café. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food and our service and wish for everyone to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We did the candle dipping with our two girls, the girl doing it basically was miserable as sin and told the children off, she ended up doing it for them! Shocking!It was a dull and un enjoyable experience!

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Thank Samantha W
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Craft Centre, responded to this review

I have spoken with the owners of the Candle Studio about your terribly disappointing review. They were really busy during August with up to 50 visitors (adults and children) enjoying their candle dipping activities each day. We have received some very positive feedback on the Candle dipping activity, as well as our other hands-on and fun activities. In fact, the... More 

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