From blue flag beaches to golf courses, woodland walks and the magnificent Ceredigion Coast Path, this area of west Wales has attractions for the whole family.
Properties and Gardens Open to Visitors
Local beaches such as Penbryn and Mwnt are protected by the National Trust and a short distance away are beautiful gardens to visit.
- Aberglasney House and Garden. Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales. Aberglasney Gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477. The story of Aberglasney spans many centuries.
- Llanerchaeron Gardens near Aberaeron. The villa, designed in the 1790s, is the most complete example of the early work of John Nash. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, and walled kitchen gardens
- National Botanic Garden of Wales Open every day, apart from Christmas Day with an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside. The domed greenhouse is a magical place to explore.
Canoeing, dinghy sailing, yacht cruising, power boating, windsurfing and kayaking are all available locally
- Cardigan Bay Watersports operates from its purpose built centre overlooking the beach, below the town of New Quay and its variety of amenities
The beaches on the Cardigan Bay coast are clean and child friendly. There is a lovely cycle track from Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron, and further afield a number of attractions for children.
- Canoeing on River Teifi Expect to see native wildlife including kingfishers, rare dragonflies and if you’re really lucky an otter! Minimum age 3 years, no experience is necessary and you can even bring a well behaved dog!
- Dolaucothi Gold Mines in use from Roman times to the 20th century
- Folly Farm Something for everyone, whatever the weather, whatever your age
- Llys-y-Frân Reservoir and Cycle Track reservoir is set in a peaceful country park of grass and mature woodland with picturesque views of the nearby Preseli Hills. There is a circular walk and cycle track.
- Oakwood Theme Park
- Rheidol Steam Railway
From golf to The Honey Farm, this area has a wide range of attractions, and is a fantastic base for walking the coast path or the beautiful countryside.
Restaurants and Pubs We Recommend
West Wales has a good selection of Restaurants, here are just a few we are happy to recommend
- Harbourmaster Restaurant Aberaeron
The harbourside restaurant and bar serve the best of local produce at breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have been included in the Good Food Guide since we established in 2002.
- Pentre Arms – Llangrannog
Choose off the menu or daily specials board from an excellent variety of dishes to suit all tastes
- The Black Lion Hotel New Quay– A 9 Bedroom Hotel & Public House With Spacious En-suite Rooms, Some Of Which Have Triple Aspect Sea Views. Breakfast , Lunch & Evening Meals Are Served In Our Separate Dining Room That Overlooks The Stunning Views Of Cardigan Bay & Beyond On A Clear DayDisplaying Local Art Work & Photographs Throughout The Pub & Hotel And; Reputed To Be One Of The Local Watering Holes For Dylan Thomas During His Time In New Quay Around 1944 Where Its Believe That The Town Provided Much Of The Inspiration For Under Milk Wood.
On Those Warm Days & Evenings Chill In Our Large Beer Garden Or Oak Framed Gazebo Which Is Complete With A Large Screen TV Showing Most Major Sporting Events (All Subject To Availability) And Complete With Heaters For Those Chillier Days & Nights.
Just Immerse Yourself In the Sensational Views, On A Clear Day We Can Boast Views Out Over The Llyn Peninsula & Snowdon, All While The Children Play In The 2 Well Equipped Play Areas And; If You’re Lucky You May Even Spot A Dolphin Or 2 Splashing Around In The Bay While You Enjoy The Tipple Of Your Choice From Our Well Stocked Bar Of Local Cask Ales, Wine, Spirits And A Gin List Comprising Of Over 35 Gins , Recommended Tonics & Garnishes.