A Day Out in The Aeron Valley

This journey takes you southwards along the Ceredigion Coastline to Aberaeron. A very scenic drive that provides views of the sea for much of the journey.

The Traws Cymru (T5) service runs from Aberystwyth to Haverfordwest (and back), on a frequent basis throughout the day. If you use this service on weekends, travel is free of charge!

Aberaeron is a pretty fishing town with multi coloured buildings surrounding the harbour. There are various local shops and restaurants that you can visit within the town. If you're feeling energetic you could walk the 2.5 miles to Llanerchaeron along the old railway line, or take a taxi.

Llanerchaeron is a National Trust property designed by John Nash and completed in 1795. You can take a tour of the building and try your hand at carrying out some old fashioned daily housework. The estate is set amongst woodland in the Aeron Valley.

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Take a drive down south along the coast to the town of Aberaeron via the A487. This colourful little seaside town and harbour is only 16 miles (30 minutes) from Aberystwyth.

Just as you enter the town there is a left-hand turn signed for Llanerchaeron (A482), a National Trust property situated 2.5 miles from Aberaeron and in the wooden Aeron valley. It’s a Georgian villa on a self-sufficient estate including a working farm, walled gardens and a lake. There are many walks around the estate as well as a gift shop, café, toilets and parking. Spend the morning walking around the house and learning its history, followed by a walk around the grounds, gardens and lake. Stop for a coffee and cake then wander around the gift shop before returning to Aberaeron in time for lunch.

An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake.

Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA48 8DG

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The Harbourmaster is a hotel and restaurant situated on the harbourside serving lunch from 12-2:30pm. They have a good selection of locally caught fish on the menus as well as welsh craft beers and home-baked bread. There’s a lovely little Honey Ice Cream shop at the end of the street for “afters”.


After lunch, take some time to walk around the town and visit the various local shops selling welsh crafts and produce. The Tourist Information Centre is next door to The Harbourmaster providing a wealth of local information, maps, books and gift shop.

Aberaeron South Beach is located south of the town and harbour. It is a rock and shingle beach where (on a good day) you may be able to spot porpoise.

Aberaeron offers everything one might expect from a seaside holiday destination with shops, beaches and a picturesque harbour. The pastel coloured Regency houses help to make it one of the prettiest towns in Wales.

Ceredigion, SA46 0BT


Aberaeron South Beach is a rock and shingle beach just to the south of the town and harbour.

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