Where to stay and what to do in Aberaeron Wales
Stay at Aberaeron and experience the picture postcard feel which envelops this popular coastal village. The town was built at the mouth of the river Aeron to be a bustling sea port and the harbour was funded entirely by the Lord of the Manor, Rev. Alban Thomas Jones Gwynne in 1807.
Designed by the architect Edward Haycock in an ornamental Regency style, many buildings in the town are listed. Aberaeron’s architectural interest does not end there; Llanerchaeron, designed by John Nash, is only a few miles away.
Aberaeron offers everything one might expect from a seaside holiday destination; with souvenir shops, award winning beaches and picturesque harbour. Great accommodation includes hotels, self catering. Aberaeron has started its own Seafood Festival to complement its annual Carnival and the Cob Festival, showcasing the very best of the Cardigan coast.
Known affectionately as the Jewel of Cardigan Bay, Aberaeron is world famous for the quality of its honey and also features prominently on the Dylan Thomas trail.
Where to stay and what to do in New Quay, Wales
Holiday at New Quay. Home to beautiful golden beaches and remarkable wildlife. Unlike its more famous counterpart however, it is secluded and unspoilt, nestled on the steep cliffs of West Wales and steeped in history.
Originally a small fishing village that was popular with smugglers, the 19th century saw New Quay expand into a ship building centre, and although that industry died out a long time ago you can still see the marks left by the trade. These days New Quay depends on the lure of its golden beaches, narrow streets and rustic charm to support its tourism industry. Visitors come to see the bottle nosed dolphins and atlantic grey seals who make frequent appearances in the bay, and are supported by the Marine Wildlife Centre.
New Quay is also very proud of its links with Dylan Thomas, who lived there in the 1940s. The poet is said to have modelled Llareggub, the ‘cliff perched town at the far end of Wales’ in ‘Under Milk Wood’, on New Quay, and the town still has residents with tales to tell of the hard drinking writer. Appropriately the film ‘The Edge of Love’, starring Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller, was filmed in the town.
ABERAERON & NEW QUAY ACCOMMODATION
NEW QUAY TO ABERAERON COASTAL PATH
UNDER MILK WOOD - RICHARD BURTON
Aberaeron & New Quay HIGHLIGHTS
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- Llanerchaeron A rare & unique survivor of the core of a Welsh gentry estate. Walks around the estate & parkland.
- Dolphin Survey Boat Trips Join us as we survey the Bottlenose Dolphins of Cardigan Bay
- Dylan Thomas Trail Follow in Dylans footsteps around this famous trail
- Beaches Stunning award winning beaches of New Quay and Aberaeron