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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 HIGHLIGHTS


Events in and around Aberaeron

Events from
date event
Tue 25 Oct Spooky Spiders at Llanerchaeron
Wed 26 Oct Farmers Market at Aberaeron
Wed 26 Oct Halloween Biscuits at Llanerchaeron
Wed 26 Oct Wild In The Woods (age 8-12) at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre
Thu 27 Oct Spooky Fireside Stories at Llanerchaeron
Fri 28 Oct Pumpkin Carving Competition at Llanerchaeron
Sat 29 Oct Kids Hallowen Trail at Llanerchaeron
Sat 29 - Mon 31 Oct Llwybr Calan Gaeaf - Halloween Trail at Llanerchaeron
Sat 29 Oct Marchnad Aberaeron Indoor Market at Aberaeron
Sat 29 Oct Tan Gwyllt Cei Newydd - New Quay Fireworks at New Quay/Cei Newydd
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