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View of Aberystwyth

View of Aberystwyth

View of Aberystwyth

Car Trail

Ceredigion,
SY23 2AG

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Many of the fantastic scenic drives in Mid Wales are set against panoramic and breathtaking backdrops and fantastic for motorists who love to explore places off the beaten track.

THE COASTAL WAY
Around 70 miles/110km of The Coastal Way lies within Ceredigion stretching from the mouth of the Dyfi Estuary in the north to
the historic market town of Cardigan in the south. It’s a place of legendary landscapes and seascapes, colourful historic seafaring ports, long stretches of coastline designated a Special Area of Conservation and seafood direct from the bay.

The stretch of coast between Ynyslas and Aberystwyth in the heart of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere is Cors Fochno, a rare
area of raised peat bog alive with unusual plant species like the carnivorous sundew, while on the sea shore at Borth beach you'll find an otherworldly submerged forest of millennia-old trees when tidal conditions are just right.

Mwnt beach is a sheltered sandy beach is perfect for paddling, while a walk to the top of Foel y Mwnt is a must for dolphin spotting and lovely views of Cardigan Island.

Our journey ends in Cardigan, an old fishing port with impeccable Welsh roots. In 1176, the first eisteddfod was held in Cardigan Castle and there’s still a traditional Welsh feel to the town.

In the town centre is Cardigan Castle, is scene of centuries of battles and sieges (plus Wales’s first eisteddfod, held in 1176).

The Coastal Way continues south from Cardigan to Pembrokeshire. Featuring around 60 miles/100km of The Coastal Way –
the stretch between Poppit Sands near the historic market town of Cardigan and St Davids. It lies within the Pembrokeshire
Coast National Park, the UK’s only totally coastal National Park.

Drive Route: Machynlleth to Cardigan

Miles: 70

Electric car charging point

There two electric-charging points located in Ceredigion Council Office Car Park, Canolfan Rheidol, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth SY23 3JQ. Facility provdes provides 24-hour plug-in charging access for public use.

Contact

MWT Marketing - Mid Wales

Address

Ceredigion,
SY23 2AG

Location and nearby places

Directions

Plan route to Aberystwyth using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 584814  Lat: 52.41246 Long: -4.08311

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By Car: Follow the A487 from the North or South and the A44 from the East.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Aberystwyth station

Facilities

  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point

There two electric-charging points located in Ceredigion Council Office Car Park, Canolfan Rheidol, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth SY23 3JQ. Facility provdes provides 24-hour plug-in charging access for public use.

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