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The Cardigan Bay Coast is a fitting showcase for all the best that Wales has to offer. Miles of unspoilt coastline, adorned with award winning beaches overlooked by the Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia in the north. In between the water and the wilderness there are some the most important cultural beacons in the country. There are also a host of activities on offer, wonderful wildlife and everything else that you would expect from one of the finest coastlines in the UK.

Harlech Castle stands on the cliffs at the north with nearby Barmouth in the shadow of Cader Idris, then there is the vibrant university town of Aberystwyth and lovely Aberdovey, whilst in the south New Quay and Aberaeron are amongst the best kept secrets in Wales. The historic town of Cardigan is the starting point for the Ceredigion Coast Path and Lampeter lies inland in the lowlands of the Teifi Valley.

Cardigan Bay Coast - Ceredigion

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National Library of Wales

The National Library is one of the great Libraries of the world. Since 1911 it has enjoyed the right to collect, free of charge, a copy of every printed work published in Britain and Ireland. In addition it has a huge collection of works about Wales and other Celtic countries: books and pamphlets, magazines and newspapers, microforms, ephemera, paintings, maps, drawings, photographs, documents, manuscripts, probate records and genealogical resources. The Library is also the home of the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales and holds an exciting programme of free exhibitions throughout the year.

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Must Visit Mid Wales Beaches

There are miles upon miles of golden sands up and down the Mid Wales Cardigan Bay Coast. The beaches at Barmouth, Tywyn, Borth, Aberaeron, Aberporth, Llangrannog and New Quay have all been awarded Blue Flag status. The Ynyslas Nature Reserve stretches right down to the water and includes sand dunes that roll all the way up to Aberdovey, from which you can catch glimpses of the submerged Kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod. Whether it’s for sunbathing and swimming, paddling or posing or just somewhere to walk the dog and enjoy the sunset, the Cambrian Coast is hard to beat.

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Ceredigion Coastal Path

The Ceredigion Coastal Path follows the spectacular and varied coastline of Cardigan Bay on through rolling vales, sandy beaches, towering cliffs and sea caves. Inspiring scenery, charming villages, and a wealth of wildlife - including the highest numbers of dolphin sightings in the UK – make the Ceredigion Coastal Path one of the most unique walks in Britain. The 60 mile path starts in Cardigan and ends at Ynyslas, but for those with less endurance or less time it can be easily broken down into more manageable sections.

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Cambrian Mountains

The rugged peaks and velvet slopes that adorn the vistas of the mid Wales uplands make the Cambrian Mountains one of the most beautiful and occluded landscapes in Britain. Running from north to south, the Cambrians straddle the counties of Powys and Ceredigion and are often described as the backbone of Wales. A paradise for walkers and wildlife watchers alike, they are remarkably free of human intervention and afford their visitor some of the most enchanting environments this country has to offer.


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Walking and Cycling: As well as the Ceredigion Coastal Path there are a myriad of walking routes that showcase the Cambrian Coast. Whether it’s a rural ramble or a sandy stroll there are so many trails and bridleways that you will be spoilt for choice whether on two feet or two wheels.

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Watersports: For thrill seekers, Cardigan Bay is the place to go; Cardigan Bay Watersports operate a full range of activities, from sailing to wind surfing and power boating to kayaking. However there are plenty of other opportunities to get active on the water at most locations along the coast.

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Outdoor Activity Centres: There are a host of venues to get your adrenalin pumping on land too. Centres at Cardigan, Llanarth and Llangrannog offer everything from rope courses and team building activities to go-karting, surfing and even skiing.


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The Vale of Rheidol Railway: Journey from Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge. This area is steeped in myths and legends, has tumbling streams, mysterious forests and long abandoned mine workings that will take you on a train journey through the mists of time.

Picture of a butterfly, click for full information about the Magic of Life Butterfly House in Ceredigion, find nearby attractions and accommodationMagic of Life Butterfly House: Come and see some of the largest and most colourful Butterflies in the world! The house and gardens have over 70 species on display at any one time as well as many tropical fruits and exotic plants.
Picture of the sign outside the Fantasy Farm ParkFantasy Farm: Fantasy Farm Park is situated in the heart of the
beautiful Cardigan Bay countryside. From creature comforts to nature walks
and boat rides, the Fantasy Farm Park offers a fun day out for all ages.


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Aberystwyth Arts Centre: The award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'. It has a wide-ranging artistic programme, both producing and presenting, across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media, and community arts.

Picture of Llanerchaeron National Trust, click the image for more information about Llanerchaeron and find nearby accommodation and other places to visit. Llanerchaeron has events throughout the year, check out there events listing on the next pageLlanerchaeron: This National Trust site is one of the finest examples of the eminent architect John Nash’s early work. Today the grounds of Llanerchaeron are open to the public in their 21st century guise as a working organic farm, whilst the interior of the house has been preserved as a museum.
Picture of Strata Florida, Cadw, Wales. Click the link to find out more about this fantastic historic abbey, find nearby accommodation and other attractions in the areaCardigan Castle and Strata Florida: Opening Easter 2015, a visit to Cardigan Castle is a must. Strata Florida is a 12th century Cistercian Abbey near Tregaron was a victim of King Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. The site was an important pilgrimage destination, and recent excavations have brought it back to life.

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Visit Wales 4 Star Bed & Breakfast £50-£65 prpnb, Aberystwyth, 01970 890224

Stay with us for three nights and receive a complimentary bottle of red, rose or white wine or a box of chocolates in your room on arrival.. Available for all new bookings.
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Visit Wales 4 Star Guest House £30-£42 pppnb, Fairbourne, 01341 250644

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