What to do in wales, ceredigion

Cardigan Bay and Ceredigion have so much to offer the visitor. What is your passion? If you love wandering around beautiful gardens then look no further.

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Houses & Gardens in Ceredigion

There are many National Trust properties in Wales with Llanerchaeron just a 10-minute drive of the house.

A little further but still only a short trip away is Cae Hir. Built by a welsh-speaking Dutchman with a vision, from 6 acres of barren hillside, it too is well worth a visit. A little further still, and the star of its own BBC television series; Aberglasney is a must for those who love a happy ending along with their gardens. We also have the National Botanic Garden of Wales at Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire.

Most have plants for sale and all have refreshment facilities.

Nature & Wildlife in Ceredigion

If nature and wildlife are what you love, then again Ceredigion has so much to offer you. The Red Kite is staging a remarkable comeback, and in this area has gone from a handful of birds to an estimated 200+ breeding pairs. There are several places to visit that you are guaranteed a sighting, though it is not uncommon to see the distinctive forked tail above you anywhere in the area.

Cardigan Bay also has resident populations of Bottle-nosed Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and Atlantic Grey seals. The dolphins can often be seen from the beaches, and there are wildlife trips around the Bay available from Aberaeron Harbour and from Newquay (Ceinewydd) from Easter to October.

Steam Trains

Steam train buffs too can indulge their passions in and around the area. In Aberystwyth there is the Vale of Rheidol Railway that takes a scenic trip up to Devils Bridge. There are many more railways in the area, details of which can all be found at the Great Little Trains of Wales web site.

Alternative Technology

Going from the past to the future, the Centre for Alternative Technology just north of Machynlleth is an interesting and informative day out with something for everyone. Their café is exclusively vegetarian and has an Egon Ronay award.

Arts

Aberystwyth Arts Centre in the grounds of the University has theatre, cinema and various festivals throughout the year for those who wish to catch up with their culture, and also housed in Aberystwyth is the National Library of Wales.

Food Festivals

For satisfying the less esoteric tastes there are food festivals throughout Ceredigion & mid-Wales; the Lampeter Food Festival in July and a Food & River Festival in Cardigan in August as well as The Seafood Festival in Aberaeron itself in July.

Golfing

For golfers there is a variety of links and parkland courses available within easy reach at Borth and Ynyslas, Cardigan, Penrhos and Aberystwyth. There are also 9-hole courses available in Penrhos, Lampeter, Llangrannog & Rhydyfelin.

Other Events & Links

Mountainland Rovers - Family-run business offering Welsh 4x4 Safaris, on and off-road and bike hire (based near Tregaron)

The Aberaeron Festival of Cobs was first held in 2002; it proved such a resounding success that it is set to become an annual event.

Vineyards in Wales? Yes - and Ffynnon Las is across the road from Llys Aeron Guest House!

Pamper yourself at Roots Hair & Beauty Salon, Aberaeron - ladies, gents & children welcome

New Quay web site - comprehensive information on Cardigan Bay area

BBC 5-day weather forecast for Aberaeron

BBC Traffic & Travel for Mid-Wales including latest travel news

BBC Radio Wales

Radio Ceredigion (bi-lingual local radio)

BBC South-West Wales including link to live Puffin-Cam

Ceredigion County Council Tourism Web Site

Information on Ceredigion towns

King Arthur's Labyrinth at Corris and the Corris Craft Centre

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for information on The Royal Welsh Show and other events

Brecon Beacons National Park

Maps of Aberaeron, Ceredigion, west Wales

 

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