Cardiganshire holiday cottage sleeps 2 Hot Tub pet friendly
1 Double with Kingsize bed sleeping a maximum of 2.
Bathroom with full suite and over bath shower.
Living/dining/kitchen open plan, fitted kitchen with range cooker, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, drying rack, breakfast bar and stools, dining table and chairs for 2, sofa and arm chairs.
Grounds small private patio area with Hot Tub (not available from October to Easter).
Short breaks - No
WiFi - Yes
Changeover - Friday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes for 1 car
Fuel - Central heating inclusive
Dogs - 1 welcome free
Travel cot - No
Highchair - No
Cardiganshire Heritage Coast
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Activities include rock climbing, abseiling, mud assault course, coasteering, fishing, hovercraft, 4x4 driving, power kiting, gorge scrambling, quad biking, white water rafting and lots more.
Facilities include tearoom, gift shop, railway charity shop, toilets, crazy golf, quoits, picnic tables. Charcoal is made and sold on site.
26 Moorabool St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia | (03) 5272 4701
The museum covers the history of coracles and techniques and tools for building them. There is also a section on the implements and methods used for the equally ancient art of poaching.
In the churchyard can be found a 'sarsen' stone of millstone grit with an inscription cut into it. The origin of the stone is shrouded in the past. The bowl of the font dates from the 12th C or earlier. It was once used as a pig trough. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Cenarth from where you can ask directions to St Llawddog's Church.
Cardigan SA43 1QH, UK |
Both the interior and exterior have been described as austere but the location and function dictated this. It is exposed to the prevailing winds of the coast. Since the 14th C it has been a pilgrimage church since it is on the main route to Bardsey Island and St Davids both important destinations for penitents in the middle ages.
Up until the 18th C a re enactment took place every year 'The Bloody Sunday of the Mound'. A path leads around the hill and leads to the top ( 250' above sea level ) where on a clear day one has views of Cardigan Island, the coast and Snowdonia. The headland is a geological 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' and part of the Ceredigion Heritage Coast.
Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron, near Aberaeron SA48 8DG, UK | 01545 570200
The self sufficient estate included laundry, dairy, brewery and salting house as well as home farm buildings. Today it is a working organic farm with two walled gardens. Now owned by the National Trust.
Castle Square, Cilgerran SA43 2SF, UK | 01239 621339
The castle stands overlooking the Teifi where it merges with the Plysgog stream. Therefore it was able to patrol both a natural crossing place and the passage of sea going ships. Powerful twin towers remain.
Refurbishment has been supported by Cardigan Building Preservation Trust, the Townscape Heritage Fund, Community Facility and Activity Programme and Ceredigion Council. CADW have also been approached. The hall will be used for community and commercial events. The gallery will provide space for local arts & crafts to be displayed.
The centre is situated in a grade II listed 18th C warehouse on Teifi Wharf. It is managed by Cardigan's history society 'Hanes Aberteifi'. There is a range of changing exhibitions on local themes. The shop sells books and locally made crafts. There is a riverside caf
Y Felin produces a range of stoneground flours. A tour of the mill is both enjoyable and educational. The mill shop sells all of the flours and local produce. Do sample the delicious home made cakes and scones baked with the mill's own flour in the tea rooms or on the patio over looking the water wheel. The adjoining mill pond is home to a variety of water fowl which you are welcome to feed.
An atmospheric exhibition of medieval carved stones and beautiful early Christian standing stones. A modern computer generated reconstruction showing the history of Abbey life. Beautifully illustrated information boards to fully interpret the story of St Dogmael's Abbey over the centuries.
The surviving ruins span four centuries of monastic life and show much alteration. Extensive walls and arches remain. St Dogmaels Abbey is skirted by fields, modern housing and the river Teifi. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of the village of St Dogmaels.
The interior consists of a profusion of native sea shells, minerals and coloured glass fragments arranged in primitive patterns. Open for viewing on Thursdays from the first week in April to the last week in January. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Boncath. Cilwendeg Park is to the east off the B4332
Meline SA41 3UR, UK | 01239 891319
Roundhouses and other structures have been rebuilt where they originally stood. The fort is the focus of an archaeological excavation in this beautiful woodland setting.
Archaeological excavations are on site. Recreated houses complete with thatch have been built on the 2000 year old foundations. Throughout the summer there are opportunities to try ancient skills like basket weaving and wool spinning while children can play at being archaeologists.
The gracefully tapering shaft is covered in fine tracery of ancient welsh designs.
Carew is an excellent example of the organic nature by which castles grew. The Norman tower is believed to have been the original gatehouse, the front battlements are from the 13th C and then the Tudor gatehouse and Elizabethan mansion were added.
Evidence shows that there was a mill of some kind in existence as early as 1542. The present building dates from the early 19th C and one of the mill wheels carries the date 1801. There are audio visual facilities and a special exhibition telling the story of milling.
Exhibits include Romans, furniture, paintings and much more. The museum building once was the palace of the Bishop of St David's 1542-1974. It was here that the New Testament was first translated into Welsh
Displays include local archaeology, Egyptology, pottery, portraits, landscape paintings, Welsh furniture, costume, a Victorian school room, life on a farm and the home front in World War II.
Parts of the church date from the 13th C. Many of the 17th-19th C memorials in the church are of famous people. The church was built of local red sandstone and grey shale. It is large with a tower, nave, chancel, south aisle and Bishops court.
Earliest records mention the castle in 1094 and by 1105 Carmarthen town was mentioned by name so the castle was certainly on its present site by then. The castle evidently was very important early on in its history. It underwent a series of attacks and rebuilding episodes. Finally in 1215 Llewellyn the Great destroyed it and in 1223 the present castle was built by William Marshal Earl of Pembroke. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre, Lammas Street, Carmarthen.
The unique mines are set amid hillsides. There are guided tours of the underground workings and an exhibition on gold. There are opportunities to try panning. There are splendid views and three estate walks. A new exhibition on mining history is on site. Picnic tables are available
The building was begun in the 10th-11th C and restored in the 19th C. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Salutation Inn in Pontargothi. From here leave the village by the A40 travel in an easterly direction until the next right hand turn to the village of Llanegwad.
The Premonsrtatensians were otherwise known as the White Canons. They founded the abbey during a time of peace and accord between the welsh prince and the English crown. The ruins are set in beautiful hills at the head of the Talley Lakes.
This tiny cottage was once home to 12! Its original welsh furniture remains in the cottage. The thatched part is two roomed. It is the stone rebuild of an original 17th C mud walled type built overnight out of roadside waste. Viewing by appointment.
A distinctive 1852 monument stands on top of the hill as a memorial to the Duke of Wellington. A climb to the top of the hill is rewarded by panoramic river valley views and out to sea. An ideal picnic spot. A local nature reserve since 1999.
Aberystwyth SY23 2AU, UK |
The present castle once an imposing and great castle of Wales' was built by Llewelyn the Great.
The original 800' pier was opened on Good Friday in 1865. It was a momentous occasion for the town. Subsequent storms, new owners and modifications over the years have resulted in a reduction in the length of the pier and just the glass pavilion remaining open to the public. The pavilion is situated at the shoreward end of the pier. It was ribbed and decorated in Gothic style much loved by the Victorians.
A public path leads from the base of the castle through the remains of the western gate house. The earliest castle was probably raised in the first half of the 12th C with many additions in subsequent years virtually doubling its size. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Fig Tree Restuarant opposite Dryslwyn Castle.
Hwyel Dda ruled over most of the country and claimed to be the King of Wales during the late 9th C. His legal system was known for its wisdom and justice and was still in force until the act of union in 1536. A memorial garden was chosen as a quiet contemplative environment in which to explore his laws and early medieval society.
Large rooms overlook romantic formal gardens. Upstairs are innovative and changing exhibitions as well as a permanent exhibition representing the period between 1940 and 1945 when the house became a hospital.
Open shop hours and by request
Open from Easter to end October daily 10.30am to 5.30pm. Other times by appointment.
Town Hall, High St, Lampeter SA48 7BB, UK | 01570 422088
Jen Jones' stock of over 1000 welsh quilts and blankets mostly made between 1820 and 1939 are all hand made and therefore each one is unique. They are on display in the old Lampeter Town Hall.
Coles can be found located at the Shire Horse Farm. Open daily from 10am to 4pm
Stock includes bric a brac, oil lamps, china, cast iron goods, furniture, books, textiles, lighting, fireplaces and more. Restoration service of oil lamps and fireplaces.
33 Cambrian St, Aberystwyth SY23 1NZ, UK | 01970 611234
Visit her studio, Stiwdio Aeronfa, during Cardigan Open Studios or please phone for an appointment at any other time.
Work includes handmade pottery by master craftsman Joe Finch and beautiful pictures by world renowned artist Trudi Finch. Pottery demonstrations.
Ken makes tables, chairs, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, studies, cupboards, wooden latches, distressed and wooden furniture and more.
All pots are oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher proof. There is an enormous choice of shaped and coloured pots.
Diane's studio is open between 10 and 6 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Helen's studio is open from 11 to 7 on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. Her paintings are of local places and people and usually feature her dog.
Joanna specialises in British wildlife and botanical art. She was awarded RHS Silver Gilt Medal 2003 at the Westminster show.
Sally's work includes landscapes, seascapes, floral, life, still life and abstract. She welcomes visitors to her studio at any time but please phone first.
Sally's work includes landscapes, seascapes, floral, life, still life and abstract. She welcomes visitors at any time but please phone first.
Sally's work includes landscapes, seascapes, floral, life, still life and abstract. She welcomes visitors to her studio at any time but please phone first.
Opening times vary so please ring before visiting.
David produces a range of rural landscapes, livestock, and character studies.
David's etchings have been shown at the Royal Academy and sold through Christie's catalogues. He uses methods unchanged for 400 years.
Learn wood turning on a one day course with Tony. Buy wood turned items or something made to order.
The Reception, Aberaeron Craft Centre, Aberaeron SA46 0DX, UK | 01545 570075
Daily demonstrations, special events and displays throughout the year. Facilities include licensed restaurant, courtyard gardens, toilets and parking. There is also a large scale model railway and village, fun for all the family.
A gallery of sparkling colour. A world of light and shining glass. A view of hills with buzzards circling. A studio where magic happens.
The gallery holds permanent displays of owner Dez Leeke's work. Also designer jewellery by Furious Fish, felt work by Phillipa Lawrence together with pottery, stained glass, ceramics, textiles and cards. Craft shop, coffee shop and sculpture garden
Ydlanddegwm, Llechryd, Cardigan SA43 2PP, UK | 01239 682653
Original designs in a wide range of styles and prices.
Work includes paintings, photography, jewellery, woodwork and pottery. There are regular exhibitions. Art materials and picture framing available.
44 St Mary St, Cardigan SA43 1HA, UK | 01239 615541
Martin weaves colourful individual rugs, wall hangings, silk scarves and fabrics. Martin and Nina run courses in weaving, spinning and dyeing.
Beautiful organic landscapes, fascinating still lifes, surreal compositions and exciting abstracts. Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour and ink. Visitors welcome by appointment.
David uses oils, acrylic, watercolour and ink. He paints, makes etchings and sells reproductions and cards. The Studio is open most days. Visitors are welcome by appointment at any time. Please phone ahead if making a special journey.
The centre shows quality work of established national and international artists and crafts people as well as supporting emerging talents.
Visits to the pottery studio are welcomed by prior arrangement, please phone first. A variety of courses are available including children's afternoon workshops.
Meet the friendly Angora goats from where the fleece is collected to produce the fine mohair. Sylvia Sexton exhibits her exclusive handmade sweaters, knitting yarns and woven goods.
Stock includes clocks, candelabra, fire irons and one off sculptures. The work is produced using mainly traditional hot forging techniques with an emphasis on design.
Mynachlog-ddu, Clynderwen SA66 7SB, UK |
Visitors to the studio are welcome by prior arrangement. Watercolours, printmaking and sharing studio space available.
Viv Lockton has a small showroom where a variety of stock is exhibited including socks, gloves, hats, blankets, Angora skin rugs and cushions.
Jonathan's love of the natural world and particularly wild flowers influences his vibrant ceramic designs.
Majolica, earthenware, lustre and bone china. Commemorative china, anniversary and new baby.
Inger John invites you to browse among candles, candle holders and all things related to candles sourced from all over the world. Inger's husband Brian is a prolific writer with over 60 books to his name. His successful Angel Mountain Saga, historical fiction from Wales, is made up of 5 novels about the life and times of Martha Morgan. The work is published by Greencroft Books.
They also show the work of Marianne's grandfather Danish artist Axel Johansen. Tim makes furniture under the name 'Alexander Design'
The gallery displays works by a variety of artists who specialise in local landscapes. Also on sale are antiques, collectables, second hand books and furniture.
Marnie specialises in making jewellery. She also sources natural products, herbs and flowers to make toiletries, both bath and body products. Ric specialises in photography. Their work is on sale at Crafts Alive, Llandeilo SA19 6EN and Origin Dyfed, Carmarthen
Fine creativity, quality, design and innovation result in stock including glass ware, jewellery, hand made cards, silk goods and much more.
Richard and Fran Boultbee specialise in fine lettering and designs hand carved or sandblasted for nameplates, numbers, plaques, memorials, sundials, clocks and more.
The artist's studio a restored cowbyre on her hill farm is open by arrangement at any time. Please phone to make arrangements.
Crafts may include jewellery, cards, soft furnishings, fashion accessories, china, paintings, prints, lovespoons, soaps, oils, cushions, lavender, pillows, chutney, jams, turned wood, pewter, teddies, leather and more. Refreshments are on sale.
Foel Uchaf's soft furnishings and fashion accessories are displayed at 'West Wales Centre for the Crafts'. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the White Lion Inn in the village of Pwll Trap.
The centre displays hundreds of locally handmade crafts and is home to a small working pottery. The woodland walk offers glimpses of wildlife, farm animals and farm machinery. There are entertainments for children. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the White Lion pub in the centre of Pwll Trap
Cilborth beach can also be accessed via the cliff path from the village of Cilborth which is not affected by the tide. For the intrepid there is another beautiful cove a further walk beyond Cilborth but there is no land access and care should be taken not to be cut off by the tide. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Llangrannog from where you can walk to Cilborth Beach. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs April - Sept Amenities: at Llangrannog, car park, shop, cafes, Pentre Arms, The Ship,
Llangrannog, Llandysul SA44 6SQ, UK |
Llngrannog's attractive sandy beach increases in size as the tide goes out giving access to a second beach also reached via the Cerdigian Heritage Coastal Path. Dogs welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs between Nant Hawen and Pen Rhip May - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets, cafes, pubs
Unnamed Rd, 6LQ, UK, Llandysul SA44 6LQ, UK |
Cwm Tydu is a small sandy cove at the end of a wooded valley surrounded by high pastures and the Ceredigion Heritage Coastal Path where wild ponies roam. Access onto the beach is easy. Cwm Tydu is popular for bathing, dolphin watching, sea angling and kayaking. Dogs welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets, public phone and cafe.
Unnamed Road, 6QL, Llandysul, Penbryn, Llandysul SA44 6QL, UK |
A mile long sandy beach with a turning circle and drop off point at the beach edge. Backed by a beautiful wooded valley and farmland. The beach is popular for bathing, sea angling and spotting bottle nose dolphins. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply April - Sept Amenities: car park 400 metres away at Llanborth Farm, public toilets, cafe , shop. Llangrannog is less than 2 miles away.
Penbryn, Cardigan SA43 2JL, UK |
Two sandy beaches with rock pools in a small sheltered bay named after the River Saith which cascades as a waterfall over the cliffs to the beach. One of the beaches is accessed on foot when the tide is low, take care not to get cut off. The beach is popular for swimming and with families. There is a slip way for launching boats. Dinghy sailing is popular here. The Ceredigion Heritage Coast Path passes by. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply May - September Amenities: limited car parking, public toilets, cafe, first aid post, shop , pub
New Quay Harbour Beach is sheltered and picturesque with colourful boats bobbing on their moorings. Dolphins frequent the area and boat trips into the bay leave from here. Dog restrictions apply from May to September. Please see beach signs. Amenities: New Quay is a seaside resort with car parks, public toilets, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes, easy access to the coastal path.
Popular for watersports, dolphin watching and families. There is easy access to the Ceredigion Heritage Coast Path Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply April - Sept. Amenities: at New Quay, car parks, public toilets, cafes, shops, restaurants, pubs, Tourist Information Centre.
Aberporth, Cardigan SA43 2DB, UK |
Popular with families, swimmers and anglers. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply Apr - Sept. Amenities: Car park, public toilets, public telephone, cafe
Traethgwyn ('white beach' ) is popular with families. Its broad stretch of curving sand is ideal for beach games. Dolphins frequent the waters in the bay. Dogs welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept Amenities: at New Quay, car parks, public toilets, cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops.
Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: roadside parking above the beach at Llanina Woods then footpath to beach, New Quay is a short distance away with car park, public toilets, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs
Aberaeron South Beach is popular for sailing, windsurfing and swimming. Lifeguards patrol during the summer months. There is easy beach access via a concrete ramp. Beach wheelchairs available for hire from P.I.P.P.A. In Haverfordwest 01437 760665 Dogs welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply April - Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets, first aid centre, cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, Tourist Information Centre
UK, Cardigan SA43 1QH, UK |
Bounded on the North by the dramatic headland of Foel y Mwnt a geological 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' and part of the 'Ceredigion Heritage Coast' The site is steeped in wild life and is a great place to spot seals and dolphins. A tiny 13th century church overlooks the sheltered beach from the headland. Summer coastal bus services stops here. Dogs welcome Oct - March. Sorry no dogs Apri l- Sept Amenities: car park, public toilets, cafe. Cardigan market town is 4 miles away
Aberaeron North Beach is popular for surfing, wind surfing, boat trips and fishing. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: Aberaeron town, car park, public toilets, cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, Tourist Information Centre
Patch is a small , sand and rocky headland beach on the eastern side of the Teifi Estuary with views over Cardigan Bay towards Poppit Sands. It is home to Cardigan Boat Club. Dolphins are often spotted at the mouth of the estuary. A Site of Special Scientific Interest is nearby. Dogs are welcome all year round. The coast path here offers beautiful walks with waterfalls. Amenities: car park, Cliff Hotel, Gwbert Hotel (both serve food). Cardigan is 2 miles away.
Half a mile of sand backed by dunes at the mouth of the River Teifi. Access via concrete ramp with staggered barrier & wooden walkway. Unpredictable tide & river currents. Bathing can be dangerous, please take care. Lifeguards patrol during the summer. The beach is popular for sea angling, buggying, land boarding, kite boarding and power kiting. Dog restrictions apply from May to September. Please see beach signs. Amenities: Car park, public toilets, cafe, Poppit Rocket bus service, start of Pembrokeshire Coast Path
The beach is notable for its ancient fishing pools, reputedly built by the monks of Strata Florida Abbey. U shaped stone traps covered with sea water on high tides , when the tides went out fish remained unharmed in the shallow water of the traps. Dogs are welcome all year round Amenities: Llanon, roadside parking, shop, hotel, slipway
There are some impressive rock formations along the coastal path. The beach is generally quiet. There is a small car park and toilets. Access is via a small bridge.
The remains of an iron age fort can be seen on the headland above the beach, some of which has probably been eroded away by the sea.
The largest beach in Newport with a mile of flat sand backed by dunes and Newport Golf Club. During the summer there is a safe swimming zone manned by lifeguards from the Newport Sands Lifesaving Club. Cliffs flank both sides of the bay. It is possible to access the cliff top coast path from the beach and walk to Poppit Sands near St Dogmaels. When the tide is low it is possible to walk along the beach to visit the waterfall. Take care not to get cut off by the rising tide. During extreme low tides the remains of a petrified forest can be found at the sea edge, possibly the remains of woodlands once connected to the valley around Nevern Estuary where it meets the sea. In winter Newport Sands is popular with kite surfers, land yachtsmen and wind surfers. Dog restrictions apply between May and September. See beach signs for details. Amenities include: Two car parks with a small charge during summer, public toilets, ice-cream, shop, surf club, safe swimming zone, access to Pembrokeshire Coastal Path .
The Parrog, a sheltered, sand, silt and pebble beach faces north. It is popular with boat owners, the river being far too shallow for anything other than recreational craft and small fishing boats. The Parrog was originally created to serve as a port, some remnants of which still remain such as a lime kiln and original quay walls. The Nevern estuary which flows through The Parrog has extended boat moorings towards the east. An old crossing point known as 'The Chain' still exists for anyone wishing to wade across the estuary to Traeth Mawr (Big Beach) at low tide (ask a local to point you in the right direction). This crossing can be achieved by removing your shoes and socks and rolling up your trousers to knee level. Any other crossings on the lower Nevern Estuary near The Parrog are only advisable at its widest points at low tide. Dog restrictions apply from May to September. Amenities include: Small car park with four points of entry to the beach for launching boats, one of which is four wheel drive recommended, toilets, café, boat club, boat ramps, access to Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
The Cwm is situated right on the mouth of the Nevern Estuary. Access is via The Parrog, follow coast path signs west along the quay wall. Keep going passing all the houses on your left hand side and you will eventually arrive. The Cwm (Valley in English) is a small inlet with pebbles and sand making up a pleasant secluded beach. The Cwm is west of The Parrog and on the opposite side of the River to Traeth Mawr (Newport Sands).There is an old lifeboat station, now a private residence. The station had a short life whilst in use and was abandoned in 1895 only eleven years after its construction. At low tide old disused slate quarries, to the west, can be reached by wading through seaweed at the base of the cliffs. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities (at the Parrog) include: Small car park with four points of entry to the beach for launching boats, one of which is four wheel drive recommended, toilets, café, boat club, boat ramps, access to Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
A stream, the Rhigian, meets the sea here and forms a freshwater pool. The conformation of the stony beach shifts as a result of high tides and rough seas over the course of the winter. There is no settlement and no access for vehicles, public or private. The shingle beach is surrounded by cliffs and set in a wooded valley with the moors of Carningli in the distance. Such an unspoilt gem is rarely found. The peace and tranquillity is only interrupted by the occasional walker. It can be approached from the coast path, but better still is the approach from the main A487 coast road via a magical woodland path by a boulder strewn stream. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: at Newport include car parks, public toilets, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes
Seals and dolphins are regular visitors to the bay. There is a waterfall in the deciduous woodland behind the beach. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities in Dinas Cross 1.6m to the west, 3 pubs, 2 shops, part time post office and a petrol station.
Picturesque sheltered cove with a small shingle, pebble beach and sand at low tide situated on the south east of Dinas Head Peninsula facing north east. Cwm yr Eglwys (Valley of the church) takes its name from the ruined church of St Brynach beside the beach. During the first two weeks of August every year Cwm yr Eglwys Boat Club hosts sailing events and an inshore regatta when families can enjoy a whole day of events including swimming races, rowing races, sandcastle competitions and much more. There is easy access onto the beach via a concrete ramp. Take care the concrete ramp is also used by vehicles. Beach wheelchairs can be hired from P.I.P.P.A. in Haverfordwest 01437 760 665. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities: Limited parking, public toilets, access to Pembrokeshire Coast Path which runs round Dinas Head Peninsula with fabulous coastal views to Pwllgwaelod, a cove on the western side and the Old Sailors Inn specialising in seafood. Alternatively, Pwllgwaelod can be reached by a popular short direct walk (a little over a mile in length) through the valley that almost divides Dinas Head from the mainland. This is level and suitable for disabled access.
Access to the beach is easy via a concrete ramp. Beach wheel chairs can be hired from P.I.P.P.A. In Haverfordwest 01437760665. Dogs are welcome all year round. Amenities, Car park, The old Sailors Inn. Newport to the east and Fishguard to the west each less than 4 miles away, have shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes.
Aberystwyth SY23 2AP, UK | 01654 702653
Lifeguards patrol in summer. The water is clean and clear. The west facing aspect gives memorable sunsets over the sea. There are traditional seaside entertainments such as donkey rides and children's games during the summer season. Dogs are welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops
Dogs welcome Oct - April. Dog restrictions apply May - Sept. Amenities: Clarach Bay Holiday Park has leisure facilities for paying non residents.
A popular beach for watersports. There are strong tides so take care . Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months. Dogs are welcome Oct - March. Dog restrictions apply April - Sept. Amenities: car park, public toilets, public telephone, Tourist Information Centre
The focus of the village is Cenarth falls a series of small water falls and pools on the river Teifi and a well known salmon leap. There is a coracle centre and a flour mill. A number of interesting shops cluster around the old bridge. A half mile walk runs along the north side of the river bank.
The wildlife, trees, rivers and spectacular views make Brechfa Forest a haven for picnics, walking, cycling and horse riding. It can be entered from several places such as Llansawel, Tally, Llanybydder, Alltwalis and Dryslwyn Castle. Parking and toilets are available in a number of places.
Oak and alder woods thick with mosses and lichens are home to many breeding birds and the occasional red kite. Satnav users please note this postcode wuill get you to Cothi Valley Goats in the Cothi Valley
The valley is considered one of the world's best examples of sub glacial melt water channels. It has a unique atmosphere and an abundance of wildlife and prehistoric sites. The people of Pontfaen and Llanychaer uphold a unique tradition by celebrating New Year's Day on 13th January according to the old Gregorian calendar.
Paxton's Tower is a gothic folly built to commemorate Lord Nelson. From the top of the tower the views over the countryside are breathtaking. The tower dominates the landscape of the Dinefwr Estate with its ancient woodland, deer park and flood pastures home to many water fowl.
Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips Booking Office, Main Pier, New Quay SA45 9NW, UK | 01545 560800
Sail House Gifts (next to ice cream shop), South John Street, New Quay SA45 9NP, UK | 07795 242445
Take part in coastal excursions from New Quay and Aberaeron all the way to Llangrannog. Enjoy a private picnic lunch on a remote beach. Swim & snorkel from the boat. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Try dives, guided dives, courses and dive charters.
Evening phone number is 01545560375.
A local service that travels the coast to help you access walks, beaches, boat trips, local villages and attractions.
The Preseli Rural Transport Association offers travel in and around the Preseli area. Become a temporary member (?1 a month in 2008) payable on the bus. Dial a ride (book in advance). Be picked up and dropped off at your holiday accommodation.
A hail & ride service picking up and setting down at any point along the route as long as it is safe to do so. Two bicycles can be carried on each trip. The bus offers easy access to the Ceredigion Coast Path saving walkers from having to retrace their steps.
A local bus service that runs along the coast helping you to access walks, beaches, boat trips, local villages and attractions.
Tan-y-groes, Penbryn, Cardigan SA43 2JS, UK | 01239 811212
The museum aims to display all equipment in running state and in some cases driving the original machinery.
Exhibits include textiles, toys, a school room and many other artefacts. The museum is a valuable educational resource as well as a place of interest for all. There is a tea room, shop, car park and picnic tables.
Teifi Harps, Marble Terrace, Llandysul SA44 4DT, UK | 01559 363222
11 harp makers build these beautiful instruments at the centre. Listen to the harps while the experienced staff explain the process of harp making. Book a guided tour or just browse.
Facilities include live performances in 2 auditoria, cinema, gallery, community activity, cafe bar and shop.
Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE, UK | 020 7332 3700
The Cardigan area is a hub of creativity and home to many talented artists and craft producers. Much of their work is displayed at the guildhall with exhibits changing regularly.
The venue is constructed of green oak in keeping with centuries old traditions of craftsmanship. Designed with acoustic music in mind with its own Seinway concert grand. Awarded four stars for its facilities by 'Visit Wales'.
Guided visits only. Satnav useres please note this postcode will get you to Cynwyl Elfed Post Office. Continue along the road in a westerly direction from here to get to Y Gangell Museum
A wide range of contemporary, original and affordable art works.
The gallery is housed in a beautiful listed Victorian building.
The Centre and museum have information about the red kites, local wildlife and the cultural and rural heritage of the area. It is run by volunteer members of the friends of Tregaron Kite Centre.
Housed in a restored Edwardian theatre. Whilst there are objects from all periods most are Victorian and later.
Penglais Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, UK | 01970 632800
The library holds access to books, maps, manuscripts, archives, pictures, photographs and electronic resources relating to Wales.
Aberystwyth University - Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE, UK | 01970 623232
A wide ranging artistic programme both producing and presenting including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media and community arts.
29-30 Pendre, Cardigan SA43 1LA, UK | 01239 621275
Bicycle sales, bicycle hire, components & accessories, clothing and fully equipped workshop for repairs and servicing.
Hedges and banks give protection from the coastal wind. Starting at Cardigan the route passes through Verwig, Aberporth, Tresaith to Llangrannog. Satnav users note this postcode will get you to the Toursit Information Centre in Cardigan.
Leave the car park and turn right back onto the road. Hairpin right into Hafod Estate. Hairpin left. Cross bridge over the Ystwyth. Keep right at junction. Bear left. Follow the forest fire road.
Half, full and multiple day rates. Helmets, maps and accessories provided. Also 'Cycle Quest' adventure cycle orienteering and pre booked escorted cycle treks around the Preseli ranges. Recovery service provided.
Start at Aberystwyth Arts Centre after refreshments in the cafe overlooking the bay. The route passes through Capel Bangor, Aberffrwd to Devil's Bridge. Satnav users note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Terrace Road, Aberystwyth.
Sgwar Alban, Aberaeron SA46 0AQ, UK | 07825 291242
An biannual event. Please phone for details.
Attractions include: World famous stunt rider Camilla Naprous, Scurry driving (chariot racing), Pageont, Running of the stallions, Inter Hunt relay race and much more.
The festival has grown over the last 10 years to become West Wales' Premier food festival with over 100 food producers taking part. Boat races and boat trips take place on the river as well as coracle and RNLI demonstrations and lots more to entertain the whole family.
River based competitions & demonstrations, open boat weekend, performances, art & craft market, demonstrations of boat building, build a boat in a day competition, food to eat and food to buy, live music and more.
Held on the last Saturday of April every year with a parade of the finest horses and agricultural vehicles.
An annual show to promote and celebrate all things agricultural. Stands on agriculture, horticulture, forestry and livestock. Many other entertainments for the whole family.
A team of instructors will teach you the basic skills then you can use the ski lift. Free lessons for beginners on Sundays. Book to avoid disappointment. The facility is available for all abilities and ages.
Activities include adventure courses, sky tower, high ropes, zip wire, orienteering, climbing, abseiling, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, raft building, archery, bivouac & campfire, forest adventure, pioneering and more
One and a half and three hour laser combat sessions. Morning, afternoon or evening sessions of Paintball games. Real military vehicles, streams, bunkers, villages and camps.
As well as ongoing courses, the centre will be holding events during holidays and occasional art exhibitions.
The mills hop also stocks Welsh goods and bargain priced knitting wools. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Patent Slip Building, Glanmor Terrace, New Quay SA45 9PS, UK | 01545 560224
There is an opportunity to join the research team on their boat 'Sulaire' when they go to survey and photograph the bottlenose dolphins. The centre has interpretive displays on a wide variety of marine wildlife.
Local trip boats take groups out to see the dolphins on a regular basis. Information on the sightings of dolphins can be found at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife site. Dolphins are easier to see on calm days. The pier and Rock Street at New Quay are good vantage points.
There is a woodland path alongside the railway as far as Pontprenshitw. Passengers can walk to see the waterfalls and signal the driver when ready to reboard the train. The train no longer stops at Forest Halt.
Set in the rural retreat of Castell Malgwyn Country House Hotel. Each bird has its own personality and character.
Cilgerran SA43 2TB, UK | 01239 621212
The interpretation centre houses a suite of interactive cameras out on the marshes watching the wildlife. They give an insight into what to expect when out on one of the four nature trails. Facilities include shop, Glasshouse Cafe and parking.
Gwbert, Cardigan SA43 1PR, UK | 01239 623637
The farm park is located on a headland overlooking the nature reserve of Cardigan Island. A colony of grey seals breed in the caves below the farm park and can be seen safely at close quarters . There is a variety of animals to feed and other forms of entertainment to amuse children.
Prince Charles Quay, Cardigan SA43 1EZ, UK | 01239 623558
Fully guided marine tours for all ages. One to one and a half hour trips exploring Cardigan Bay, Mwnt, Cemaes Head and Ceibwr. Satnav users please note SA43 1PP will get you to the departure point. The booking office can be found with SA43 1EZ.
Facilities are second to none and a lively social scene ensures that the bar and wonderful views across the estuary are regularly enjoyed by all. Visitors are warmly welcomed. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Gwbert Hotel.
Aberystwyth, B4337, Llanrhystud SY23 5DA, UK | 01974 272285
Attractions include lamb feeding, tractor and trailer rides, pedal boats, bumper boats, go karts, crazy golf, indoor and outdoor adventure play areas. There is a licensed restaurant and gift shop on the site.
Trelew, Eglwyswrw, Crymych SA41 3SY, UK | 01239 891107
See the shire horses being dressed in their special occasion finery and watch them being worked by a Welsh champion ploughman. Enjoy tractor trailer tours, and lots more indoor and outdoor activities.
Chocolate cinema, chocolate village, chocolate museum and much more.
Open to the public 11am - 4pm Easter, Bank, Summer & half term holidays and all year for groups. Phone for details.
A magical day for all the family. There are nature trails to the site of the Iron age fort, a farm yard heritage centre and a picnic area. Merlin's Hill sheep have provided the wool for woollen products sold at the centre.
Park Ave, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, UK | 01970 625819
The narrow gauge railway was originally built in 1902 to serve the lead mines, timber and passenger traffic of Rheidol Valley. It now leaves Aberystwyth and travels for one hour to Devil's Bridge where there are refreshments, a shop and many more interesting attractions.
Cliff Railway House, Cliff Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2DN, UK | 01970 617642
Paxton's Tower dominates the Dinefwr Estate's landscape with its ancient woodland, deer park and flood pastures home to many waterfowl including 10% of Britain's white fronted geese. The Dinefwr Estate has been designated a National Nature Reserve for its exceptional wildlife and conservation importance.
LLANDYSUL, Llandysul SA44 5QS, UK | 01239 851224
Fishing licenses are available at the local post office. Free tea and coffee making facilities, toilets and parking are available on site.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Trefor from where you can access Morfa Beach.
Craigfryn, Oakford near Llanarth SA47 0RW, UK | 01545 580482
Fish include rainbow trout, blues, tigers, carp, roach, tench, bream and cat fish. Night fishing is good in the clear waters. Light refreshments and toilets are available on site.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of Cilgerran.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Teifi Wharf in Cardigan. For Popppit Sands use SA43 3LN.
Salmon in the Teifi can reach up to 20lbs. The Nevern AA control a stretch of the Lechryd. Tickets are available from the Trewern Arms, Nevern and Siop Llyfrau, Newport. Telephone enquiries contact Mrs Nica Pritchard. The Teifi Trout Association owns or leases 20 miles between Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn including the Cenarth Falls stretch. Contact Mr Andrew Thomas - 01267 281213.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of Cynwyl Elfed.
David can help you choose the best spots to fish for salmon, brown trout, sea trout and other species.
The Nevern AA controls 6 miles of some of the best fishing. Tickets are available from the Trewern Arms Nevern and Y Siop Llyfrau Newport. Make telephone enquiries with Mrs Nica Pritchard. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Trewern Arms in the village of Nevern.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Trewern Arms in the village of Nevern from where you can get fishing permits and directions.
The eastern Cleddau rises in the foothills of Mynydd Preseli at Blaencleddau in the parish of Mynachlog-ddu it flows southwest to Gelli Mill where it joins the Syfnwy River. It flows on south through a deep valley past Llawhaden to Canaston Bridge where it becomes tidal. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to a point just north of Mynachlog-ddu in the Pembs National Coastal Park.
Rhes y Cae Road, Hendre, Mold CH7 5QW, UK | 01352 741482
Run by Carmarthenshire County Council. Parking is available close to the lakes. Fish include eel, carp, tench, rudd, roach and perch.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Toursit Information Centre in Newport from where you can get directions to Ceibwr Cove.
Flatfish can be found near the mouth of the river and sometimes ray close to the shore. Bass can be caught on the fly in the estuary but a licence is required to catch sea trout (known locally as sewin). Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of Newport.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of St Clears
3 Terrace Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 1NY, UK | 01970 611200
The association offers exciting fishing for all in beautiful unspoilt welsh countryside. Phone for permits and information. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Aberystwyth.
Gift vouchers available for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas etc. NB Floating Sensations is based at Birds Hill Farm next to Dinefwr Park National Trust not Birds Hill Factory across the valley.
"Great value and generous portions in a beautiful location".
The Crown Inn has a reputation for good value home cooked food and a specials menu which changes regularly. There is ample parking, a beautiful garden and a children's play area. Well behaved dogs are welcome on a lead in the bar area but not in the restaurant.
Enjoy spectacular views while dining at the Pentre Inn which is situated on the shore looking out to sea.
Open during the summer months only. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment. The Terrace Cafe is run by two professional chefs
Sarnau, Penbryn, Llandysul SA44 6QU, UK | 01239 811079
The far shop specialises in welsh produce such as vegetables, meat, dairy products, cheeses, jams, preserves, ice-cream and cakes. A range of home cooked ready meals such as chilli con carne, lasagne and shepherds pie are available as well as hampers.
If you would like Sunday lunch at the Ffostrasol arms booking is essential.
LLANDYSUL, Llandysul SA44 5QS, UK | 01239 851224
Rhydlas traditionally oak smoked products are sold all over Wales and in their own shop together with other quality local produce. Local fishermen bring their salmon and sewin to be smoked and sliced.
New Quay, Cross Inn, Llandysul SA44 6NN, UK | 01545 560822
The shop sells beach goods such as buckets & spades, swim wear, wet suits, books, CD's & more. Only open during school holidays and weekends between Easter ansd Summer holidays.
Book to avoid disappointment.
Ffynnonwen, Aberporth, Cardigan SA43 2HT, UK | 01239 810312
The imaginative menu changes daily. Home cooked food is produced using local produce. Pre dinner drinks are served in a charming little bar where an open fire burns in the winter months.
Ffordd Yr Odyn, Aberporth, Cardigan SA43 2DB, UK | 01239 810822
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the elegant wood panelled dining room. High quality cuisine is produced using fresh local produce especially fish.
Rhyd, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6ST, UK |
The Daffodil is a restaurant that serves a pint not a pub that serves food.
Chef Ludovic Dieumegard has appeared on BBC's Masterchef. This gastro pub receives rave reviews and so booking is essential.
Freshly prepared baguettes and sandwiches and more using local produce where possible.
The bistro serves tea, coffee, breakfasts ( full or salmon ), lunch and fine dining. Good quality home cooked food. The riverside garden seating has views of the castle, the valley and the river with wildlife.
Families are welcome.
The Monachty has a beer garden and a veranda with estuary and harbour views.
Llechryd, Cardigan SA43 2QA, UK | 01239 682382
Dishes are prepared using local ingredients where ever possible. Fine food in elegant surroundings.
Visitors can watch the cheese being made from the viewing gallery and taste it free of charge. Sold at Harrods and other shops selling quality cheeses.
Milk from the prize winning Clover Jersey herd is used to produce the butter, cream and fudge. Products are sold at the farm and at local farmers markets.
Ciliau Aeron, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 8DD, UK | 01570 470625
The restaurant has an informal style and welcomes families. Dishes are prepared using local ingredients where ever possible.
The pub puts on live entertainment most weekends. There are log fires for cosy winter evenings and a beer garden beside the river for sunny days. Try a curry on Curry Wednesdays. Open from 11.30am to 11pm every day.
A comprehensive menu including vegetarian dishes and a specials board to choose from.
Take a guided tour to watch the flour being produced. Sample homemade cakes in the tea shop before buying flour to take home. Please phone before visiting during winter to make sure we are open.
The Inn actively supports Pembrokeshire Fish Week serving fresh fish and shell fish throughout the weeks festivities. Put a date in your diary for 2010 26th June to 4th July.
Local produce for sale includes vegetables, meat, cheese, vegetarian options, gluten free produce, fresh fish, cakes, bread, natural paints, crafts and more.
Over 170 jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys, mustard and fruit vinegars. Watch them being made and have a taste.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Market Place near Market Street.
Unit 23 & 24 Ind Estate, Tregaron Rd, Lampeter SA48 8LT, UK | 01570 424403
Organic fruit, veg, groceries, dairy products, bread, meat, poultry, wine, beer and household goods available for delivery to your holiday home.
Joan and David Prescott smoke meat, fish and poultry as well as organic ham, bacon, salmon, trout and chicken. Seasonal products include eel, pheasant, partridge and pigeon. The shop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Commended ice creams by 'Wales the True Taste' Awards 2007, Honey and Marmalade, Honey and Lemon Marmalade, Honey and Ginger ice cream. There are lots of other delicious flavours too. Products are sold at the farm, at markets and shows and other outlets.
An ivy clad award winning 16th C hotel and restaurant on the banks of the river Nevern
Local produce served in the restaurant includes Black beef, Penclaudd mussels, Preseli lamb, Cardigan Bay scallops, prize winning cheeses and locally grown fruit and vegetables.
Seasonal menus created by head chef Scott Davis with mouth watering surprises like Llys Meddyg cured salmon, spring onion blini and horseradish cream, or Teifi sewin with rhubarb compote and minted garden peas. Food is served in the elegant restaurant or cosy cellar bar. Llys Meddyg has been praised in the Observer and Daily Telegraph.
Chef Alistair Vaan uses only the highest quality produce to create innovative menus which are continuously changing.
The small menu changes daily to reflect local supplies of seasonal produce.
The menu includes crab, hot buttered lobster, welsh lamb cutlets and Sunday roasts. Breakfast is served between 8.30 and 9.30. Eat inside or outside. Fully licensed and easy parking.
Items on sale include fresh local produce from the producers, local crafts and organic products.
Two restaurant areas offer rustic yet contemporary dining. The best local produce is used to create a selection of dishes. Jabajak is a licensed Red Kite feeding station.
Dating back to the 13th C when The Talbot was a drovers inn. It was extended during the 19th C with the arrival of the railway. The hotel retains some original features including cosy open fires in the winter.
Park your car in the car park or tether your horse to the rail thoughtfully provided. The pub has a garden and a quiet bar.
Good home cooking fro local produce. Real ales, local wines, live music sessions every week.
Situated in the heart of the Preseli Mountains with food 'Just like Mam used to cook'.
A relaxed, warm and inviting restaurant in a pub setting. Everything on the menu is made on the premises including the bread and ice-cream.
The pub has a large garden ideal for al fresco eating. If you prefer to eat indoors be sure to book during the busy season the dining area is small.
Wheelchair access available.
Every product is sold at its peak with an eye to seasonality. Produce includes salt marsh lamb, Welsh black beef, Aberdeen Angus and pork from 'Plantation Pigs'. Also on sale are homemade pies, ready meals and a selection of welsh cheeses.
Restaurant is open Monday - Thursday and Saturday. Reservations can be made for Saturday evenings only.
Traditional and modern dishes including Sunday lunch.
The finest local produce is prepared and cooked freshly each day including breads and pastries.
37 Marine Parade, Whitstable CT5 2BE, UK | 01227 272672
Bar meals also available. The bar overlooks Cardigan Bay.
The Fig Tree offers a unique and unforgetable dining experience with views of Dryslwyn Castle and Paxton Tower.
Open 7 days a week 10am until 6pm and evenings by arrangement. Call any time entry is free. Taste then buy pints or half pints to drink in the brewery or 500ml bottles to take home. Presentation packs are available and make ideal gifts.
Aberystwyth University - Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE, UK | 01970 623232
Known locally as the Bont, this friendly country pub, over 150 years old, nestles in the beautiful Gwaun Valley. The cosy bars with log fires serve mainly local real ales with the dining room housed in the old smithy which features an external water wheel. Homemade food is served daily with Sunday lunch being particularly popular. Check with the inn for winter opening and food times. Approximately 50 metres from Gwaun View
Opening Times: Easter til end of September 10am - 5.30pm Wednesday to Sunday. In winter please phone first.
Gwynfor overlooks Cardigan Bay. The nursery has a good range of perennials, scented shrubs, climbers and herbs. Many are unusual and rare. Plants available for exposed sites, damp and shady places and dry sunny coastal gardens.
Open all year round Wed, Thurs & Sun 10am - 8pm or sunset if earlier
Notable for its unusual trees and shrubs but also more common varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons. A bog garden supports rare ducks. Terraced alpine gardens, herb gardens and a summer walk lined with herbaceous plants. Best viewed in Spring.
Features of the garden include mature trees, ornamental ponds, Chinese bridge, acid loving plants, Victorian planting by R. Cynthia, rose arcade, orchards, tree covered gorge through which the river Ceri runs to join the river Teifi and a nature reserve managed by the West Wildlife Trust.
The self sufficient estate included laundry, brewing & salting house as well as farm buildings. Today it is a working organic farm with two walled gardens now cared for by the National Trust.
As well as topiary the garden has 60 varieties of daffodils, beautiful summer roses and a wild flower meadow. Old farm buildings are used as a basis and background for wild flower planting and exotic ferns. It is open through the National Garden Society garden open day scheme.
This garden is open for charity and supports the Paul Sartori Foundation. Open from 11am - 4pm
Cae Hir Gardens and Tea Room, Cribyn, Lampeter SA48 7NG, UK | 01570 471116
Wil Akkerman the architect, creator and work horse of Cae Hir single handedly worked to develop the six acre site into a very special garden. Four colour themed gardens, a Bonzai Room and a natural water feature plus carefully concealed treasures to surprise and delight.
Winter opening Mon-Fri, 8.30-4.30, Sat 8.30-3, Sunday closed www.cjindustries.co.uk/brondesbury_park_garden_cent.html
Opening Times: 8am - 6pm Monday - Friday, 8.30am -6pm Saturday and 9am - 4pm Sunday
Part of the National Garden Scheme open days. Dogs welcome
A path leads through almost the entire length of the garden. There are 7 themed areas on either side of the path. There are seats with views. Original sculptures are set in the gardens, some are for sale. There is also a gallery and tea room. The garden is closed on Tuesdays.
Visit by appointment only.
Open 7 days a week 10am -6pm
The knowledgeable and friendly staff are happy to give advice.
A nature trail passes through hay meadows, woods, past ponds and along a river bank where birds, butterflies and dragonflies abound. The abundant wildflowers are lovely in spring and early summer.
Six and a half acres of garden ranging from wooded dingle with natural springs to more formal gardens with herbaceous borders.
This family business grows native trees, fruit trees, ornamentals, shrubs, hedging and windbreaks on their 21 acre small holding. Open Tues - Sat 10 - 4 : Sun 12 - 4 : Mon closed
All plants are pot grown outside all year round and fully exposed to the elements. As a result plants are completely hardy and very tough.
The nursery has one huge polytunnel (and another on the way) and many tanks full of aquatic plants all grown on the premises. This is a seasonal business open daily 10 til 5 from April to September. Closed on Mondays except Bank Holidays. Expert advise given on how to construct and maintain garden ponds.
Visit by appointment between April and October. The garden has ponds, a lake, waterfalls, bridges, Japanese garden, bog, Mediterannean, jungle, formal & wild areas with quirky features, luscious planting, sculptures, footpaths and plenty of seating.
The garden features include a raised herb and wild flower garden, 27 metre sweet pea pergola, over 30,000 spring bulbs, alpine and herbaceous borders. The garden offers breathtaking views of the Preseli hills. Complete your visit with tea and home baked cakes or a light meal in the farmhouse conservatory. You can also buy Carn Edward Longhorn Beef and Welsh lamb at the farmhouse.
The sculptural structures blend and contrast with the environment in all sorts of subtle and delighjtful ways.
Ten acres including woodland, 18th C yew tunnel, pool garden, walled garden, formal garden, wild flowers and a restored Jacobean cloister with arcaded parapet walkways giving fine views over the surrounding countryside. A serine cloister garden is enclosed within the cloister walls.
The garden aims to develop a viable world class national botanic garden to research and conserve. The garden is already helping to conserve some of the rarest plants in the world.
"a heart-lifting surprise, a cache of gorgeous, sophisticated gardening at the end of a rough country lane"
Open 10am -4pm Monday to Friday
Bedding plants, shrubs, trees, fruit trees and bushes, soft fruit, roses and perennials. Many plants are grown on the premises.
Home to more than 100 fallow deer and a small herd of white park cattle. A number of scenic walks including a woodland board walk. Country house with some 1912 style rooms, exhibition rooms, tea room and a National Trust shop.
There is usually no need to book to play this 9 hole par 31 course. The licensed club house overlooks one of three small lakes. The club house has a bar, food and changing facilities.
Trolley and clubs for hire and practice ground available.
Cardigan SA43, UK |
Undulating fairways, boldly contoured greens and strategically placed bunkers means the course provides a good test for all golfing abilities.
Llangybi, Lampeter SA48 8NN, UK | 01570 493286
Golf shop, trolly hire, pool table, TV, food and drink available. Visitors welcome. Please phone at weekends from April to September.
Llanrhystud, Aberystwyth SY23 5AY, UK | 01974 202999
A well established superbly maintained venue set in the beautiful Wye Valley. Penrhos has a new country club with swimming pool, steam room, sauna, and gymnasium. There are 2 tennis courts and a bowling green. A golf professional is on hand for those who need assistance.
Clubs for hire, practice area, Pro shop, putting green, restaurant and trolley hire.
Facilities include club house, electro cart for hire, locker rooms, practice area, Pro shop, restaurant, trolley for hire.
Penlanlas also has a Farm Shop selling a range of local products and pick your own strawberries and raspberries under cover as well as woodland walks.
Home cooked meals and bar snacks are available in the club house.
Penlanogle, Lampeter SA48 7SJ, UK | 01545 571571
Horses are bred for temperament, conformation, performance and quality. Aberaeron is one of the few studs consistently placed in the 'Welsh Cob Performance Awards'. Visitors are welcome by appointment.
Located on the edge of the beautiful Cambrian mountains in the heart of rural Wales. 4-5 hours riding per day on forward going Welsh cobs to suit all abilities.
Riders may ride with Carmarthenshire, South Pembrokeshire, Tivyside and Vale of Clettwr hunts, guaranteed to give a good day out.
Rides for day visitors include half hour lead rein for small children, 1 hour, 2 hour, half day and full day pub or picnic rides.
Aberystwyth SY23 3LZ, UK | 01970 880863
The centre offers leisure riding, examination training, riding lessons, pony club, trekking and more.
Opening times Tues - Fri 10am - 5pm and Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm. Craft workshops for adults and children are also available. See the website for details.
Choose from delicious cheeses, handmade chocolates & waffles, handmade Aeron preserves & chutneys, Welsh bottled beer, spirits, superb Welsh wines and much more. From the smallest treat to a generous hamper your gastronmic needs will be catered for.
The premises was originally built as a home for a local surgeon. Some parts from the 17th C still remain. There are many interesting original features such as wall panelling, fireplaces and ceiling architraves.
Art gallery, craft centre and tea room
Llyn-y-Fran, Llandysul SA44 4HP, UK | 01559 363561
Facilities include 4 badminton courts, multi use sports hall, fitness suite, floodlit artificial training pitch.
0DT, South Rd, Aberaeron SA46 0DP, UK | 01545 571738
Opening times 2013 Mon 9-9.30, Tues 9-9, Wed 9-9, Thurs 9-9, Fri 9-9, Sat 9-3.30, Sun 12-4
Peterwell Terrace, Lampeter SA48 7BX, UK | 01570 422552
Facilities include 4 badminton courts, fitness suite, multi use sports hall and floodlit multi use games area.
Ceredigion College, Park Place, Cardigan SA43 1HG, UK | 01239 621287
Facilities include 4 badminton courts, multi use sports hall, fitness suite and full size flood lit artificial training pitch.
2 swimming pools, fitness studio, sports hall, squash courts, astro turf
Phone for opening times.
Station Rd, Tregaron SY25 6HX, UK | 01974 298960
Facilities include 4 badminton courts, multi use sports hall, fitness suite, squash court and floodlit multi use games area.
Llanbadarn Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 1HL, UK | 01970 624579
Indoor facilities include swimming pool, badminton and squash courts and fitness centre. Outdoor floodlit facilities include 5 a side area, tennis and netball courts, Life Trail outdoor wellness facility and Antur Aber Adventure soft play. There is a cafe on site.
Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9JS, UK | 01239 710345
Spa day at a luxury heated swimming pool with sauna, steam room, gym and bistro. Also enjoy being pampered in the salon.
Located in Church Street, New Quay
Located in Theatr Mwldan, Bath House Road, Cardigan
The trip begins at Bronwydd Arms station and follows the original Carmarthen to Aberystwyth route through the beautiful Carmarthenshire hills as far as the delightful halt at Danycoed.
Park Ave, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, UK | 01970 625819
Trains depart from the centre of Aberystwyth and travel for 1 hour to Devil's Bridge where there is a cafe, picnic area and toilets.
New Quay, UK |
A small fishing fleet and pleasure craft operate from the sheltered harbour. Bottlenose dolphins are often seen in the bay. It is claimed that New Quay was the inspiration for Dylan Thomas' story 'Under Milk Wood'. The Dylan Thomas Trail is a walk around the town taking in many of his favourite haunts.
Places of interest include the site of the forge where the famous Aberaeron shovel was made, old toll houses, the tiny lime weigh house and more
Aberaeron, UK |
The development of the harbour in 1805 resulted in an expanding town. The great classic architect John Nash was said to have assisted in the town planning. The town retains its Georgian charm with its elegant, brightly painted houses, interesting shops, a craft centre, eating places, a sea aquarium and pubs.
Once a major port with a thriving ship building industry. The town is full of 19th C character and charm. Narrow streets, traditional shops, inns and eating places many with original Georgian and Victorian features.
The town is home to Y Felin working water mill set in picturesque surroundings next to the 12th C abbey. There is water fowl in an adjacent pond and a tea room.
Lampeter SA48, UK |
Lampeter was established as a market borough during medieval times and remains the focus of the surrounding farming community. It is home to the University College of Lampeter, after Oxford and Cambridge it is the oldest degree awarding institution in England and Wales. The town hosts a regular cattle market, antique auction, horse fair and annual food festival. There are many places to eat and drink.
Hidden in the Cothi valley on the edge of Brechfa forest, Brechfa has a long and fascinating history. It once was an important hunting ground for the nobility making the village wealthy through the provision of accommodation and the collection of tolls. During the Spanish civil war a Ministry of labour training camp was set up for Basque refugees.
The earthen bank and mound of a 12th C motte and bailey can be seen in the woods. Nevern church has a number of interesting features. The miraculous bleeding yew grows amongst an avenue of 700 year old yews leading through the church yard. The Trevern Arms serves food at lunch time and in the evening.s.
The town is full of interesting shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. It is an undeveloped haven with a laid back atmosphere.
A site of strategic Roman and Norman settlements. Granted a charter by King John in 1201. The Black Book of Carmarthen was written here. Merlin of Arthurian legend is said to have been born in a cave outside the town. Coracle fishing still survives to this day on the River Towy. Carmarthen is now a bustling market town full of small businesses selling unique and individual goods as well as some national brand outlets. The indoor market sells local produce as well as antiques, crafts and household goods.
There are several cafes in the market. A reduced market is open every day but proper market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays when the whole indoor market is in operation and more stalls spill out onto the square.
Tregaron, UK |
Tregaron is an ideal centre for those who like fishing, walking, bird watching and cycling. The nearby peat bog is an 'Area of Special Scientific Interest' because of the many species of rare flora and forna. The town once was a staging post for drovers taking their animals over the mountain to market. It was also well known for its wool and woollen products. The area is famous for its annual festival of harness racing.
Aberystwyth is a vibrant town throughout the year with many cafes, bars and restaurants. It has an attractive Edwardian and Victorian sea front with a wide promenade. There is a shingle beach and a marina. The town is surrounded by hills and mountains. There are beautiful cliff top walks, a castle and an electric cliff top railway.
Aberystwyth is a vibrant town all through the year not just during the holiday season. There are many cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. It has an Edwardian and Victorian seafront with a wide promenade running along side a long shingle beach and the marina. There is a castle, an electric cliff railway and beautiful walks across the cliff tops.
Start at Pigeonsford Gardens where refreshments are available. Pass St Mary's well, a waterfall, St Grannog's Church, a lime kiln, Carreg bica, the Urdd Centre and Lochtyn Headland.
Park at the beach car park. Walk a mile or so onto the headland. Look for stone chat, chough, peregrine falcon, merlin and red throat divers. You may also spot dolphins in the sea.
Start 2 miles from the A487 at Sarnau. Leave from the National Trust car park, from the beach turn up the farm track then follow the waymarked signs to Traeth Bach past the iron age settlement of Castell Bach and then down to Llangrannog.
Start at the smugglers cove of Cwm Tydu, walk to the fishing village of New Quay and back inland to complete the circular route. From Cym Tydu pass Seal Bay, Bird Rock, the coast guard station, New Quay, Byrlip and back to Cwm Tydu.
Many believe Dylan Thomas was inspired to write the story of 'Under Milk Wood' by his visits to New Quay.
Aberporth, UK |
A walk with everything from woodland paths and traditional green lanes to open fields and spectacular views. Start from either of the two beaches at Aberporth which have parking overlooking the sea.. Look out for dolphins.
The footpath links the two villages passing rocky inlets on the way. It overlooks the 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' a sanctuary for rare plants. There are views of the distinctive headland Ynys Lochtyn and a waterfall the Afon Saith on the far side of the beach.
32 Tudor Way, Haverfordwest SA61 1HU, UK | 07766 911069
Park in the town car park. Walk along the riverside beneath the ruined castle. Look for kingfisher, dipper, grey wagtail, Canada geese and goosander.
32 Tudor Way, Haverfordwest SA61 1HU, UK | 07766 911069
Park on the Ceredidigion side of the river. Walk along the river on the north side beside the falls. Look for dipper and grey wagtail. Woodland birds include redstart and pied flycatcher.
'Surrounded by agricultural pasture land the horseshoe shaped bay is idyllic for quiet picnics with the call of wild birds adding to the soothing nature of this beautiful spot' - A small shop and cafe are open in summer. There are toilets, car park and emergency phone. The National Trust manage the beach and surroundings and have a warden on duty. Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to a caravan site close to Mwnt Bay.
Walk around Mwnt and look for rock pipits, stone chat and black redstart. Check around the church and the stream down to the beach for chough, peregrines and merlins. You might even see dolphins or porpoise in the bay.
The walk passes the National Trust property Llanerchaeron mansion before crossing the Teifi valley at Lampeter.
Park next to Castell Malgwyn and look from the bridge. Look for grey wagtail, dipper and otters. Woodland birds in the lane include pied flycatcher, redstart and lesser spotted woodpeckers.
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A coastal bus service the 'Cardi Bach' operates from June to the end of September every day except Wednesdays
Park by the river and walk in either direction. Look for kingfishers and otters. Woodland birds include pied flycatcher, redstart and greater & lesser spotted woodpecker. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Cilgerran Castle.
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The walks will follow the Teifi river from its estuary near Cardigan to its source at Teifi Pools high in the Cambrian Mountains above the ruins of Strata Florida Abbey
The Teifi estuary walks include sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail the Ceredigion Coast Path, the Teifi Marshes, the Teifi Gorge and the Welsh Wildlife Centre.
For more walks send for a brochure.
For more walks send for a brochure
Start at St Dogmaels Post Office. This walk trails along rural pastures, coastal scenery and panoramic views of Teifi Estuary passing Cwm Degwel and Albro Castle.
Start at the Molygrove car park. This spectacular walk passes the witches cauldron, the picturesque National Trust headland of Ceibwr Bay and ends in Newport.
Start at Molygrove car park. A spectacular walk passing the witches cauldron, the picturesque Ceibwr Bay, woodland paths and fine views of the Preselis.
A community bus service ' The Preseli Green Dragon' can be used for your return journey. Highlights on the walk include Foel Drygarn a Bronze Age hill fort and Carn Menyn thought to be the origin of the Stonehenge blue stone.
Leave Newport from the top of Market St. Turn left, pass the church to the top of the hill then down to a steep sharp bend by the Candle workshop. Turn right at next junction into the Gwaun Valley. The old Dyffryn Arms still sells ale from a jug. Left over the bridge and up the hill. Turn right after the church to the B4313. Left, then on into Rosebush, the village with the only corrugated tin pub in Pembrokeshire.
This walk follows the southern edge of Newport Bay from Newport Parrog out towards the sea and can only be undertaken during low tide
1.6 miles Turn right out of car park, going up hill. Turn right at the crossing and follow pavement. Turn right again onto Parrog Road, follow road down. After houses on right turn right onto coast path at finger post. Follow path along estuary all the way to the road, ignoring paths to the right. Cross the bridge. On reaching the road retrace steps. Ignore first path on left sign posted YHA and turn left onto tarmac lane (Long Street) . Follow Long Street uphill until reaching the car park.
There are footpaths on both sides of the estuary for easy access. The majority of birds tend to congregate near the iron bridge. Look for teal, wigeon, oyster catchers, curlew and redshank. Also heron, kingfisher, little egret, kentish plover, little stints, sandpiper and water pipit. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the centre of Newport.
There is no easy way this walk has to be done in one go. You can escape at mid point at Ceibwr Bay but you will need to walk inland to Molygrove to pick up the bus. The Poppit Rocket bus service covers the entire route. Www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coastbus
Telynfa, High Street, St Dogmaels SA43 3EF, UK | 01239 612556
Start at the heritage centre, Cardigan, pass earthworks, Blaenwaun chapel, Parc yr Eithen Farm and back. The route trails through rich agricultural land, pretty woods and the fringes of St Dogmaels village with views of the Teifi Estuary.
Mwnt, near Cardigan SA43 1QF, UK | 01545 570200
The walk includes views of the Teifi Estuary, the scenic National Trust property of Mwnt and its chapel and possible sightings of dolphins and seals.
Cilgerran SA43 2TB, UK | 01239 621212
There are many varieties of birds to observe depending on the time of year. They include reed, marsh and woodland lovers and many more. Look for cetti's warbler, bittern, reed & sedge warblers, reed bunting, duck, kingfisher, curlew, heron, larger gulls, peregrine falcon, teal and many more.
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A wide variety of birds can be spotted at Cors Caron but one of the most spectacular sights is the rare Red Kite. Satnav users please note this postcode will egt you to the Llewcoch Hotel in Tregaron.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Llewcoch Hotel in the centre of Tregaron.
The initial hike up Pen y Fan on Dinas island, the highest point on the coastal path, rewards you with some great views. The Poppit Rocket bus service covers the entire route. www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coastbus
Dinas Head is 465' above sea level so it can be hard going but the views are magnificent. Doing the route in a clockwise direction gives a great descent back down to Cwm yr Eglws.
From Pwllgwaelod follow road past Old Sailors pub/restaurant. Turn right at signpost to gate(short steep ramp for 12 metres). Follow level tarmac through gates (up to 1:12 gradient for 7 metres leading up to third gate) until reaching Cwm yr Eglwys car park.The honeycomb concrete here can give a juddering effect to wheel chair users. Have a look at the remains of the church most of which was destroyed by the great storm of 1859.
Activities offered; scuba diving, first aid courses, wildlife tours, dive travel and marine works. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to The Pier, New Quay
CQC go coasteering near St Davids, Fishguard, Tenby and Cardigan. Minimum age requirement is 8 years. Participants need not be strong swimmers. Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the Tourist Information Centre based in Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan.
Activities include canoeing in Teifi gorge, coasteering in the witches cauldron or sea kayaking around Cardigan Island, maybe amongst the seals and dolphins. Store and cafe at the wharf. Quality Cottages guests will be offered a £5 discount (Please show this unique accommodation activity booking code: 12-QuCR-315).
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