Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
Named for its spectacular views across to Cardigan Island just 200 metres offshore, this unique Farm Park which also overlooks the Teifi estuary and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, is located on a picturesque headland in the southern part of Cardigan Bay. The island itself is a private nature reserve owned by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.
Winner of the Channel 4 Restoration of the Year, this site features 900 years of history including medieval castle walls and a Georgian house restored to its original glory. You can also stay in this great place with a mixture of serviced and self catering accommodation, 4* and 5* respectively. Our 1176 café and restaurant serves great lunches in a modern cantilevered building overlooking the river.
In The Welsh Wind Distillery
A working distillery on the West Wales coast, we are proud to be innovators and providers of bespoke, small batch premium spirits and gin tasting events. Join us for bespoke gin experiences in our gin lab, and gin tasting opportunities. Our gin lab gin making experience offers you the opportunity to become the distiller and discover your own gin, guided by our expert team.
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.
SeaMor Dolphin Watching Boat Trips
Join us on a one and a half hour guided Bottlenose Dolphin Watching Boat Trip, leaving from the picturesque fishing village of New Quay, West Wales. Learn about the local history, geology and wildlife from our marine biologist guides and knowledgeable skippers.
Vale of Rheidol Railway
Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to see the stunning Rheidol Valley. We pass through wide open fields,woodland and rugged mountain scenery as the line twists and turns clinging to the hillside gradually climbing nearly 700ft (200m)from Aberystwyth to reach our destination at Devil’s Bridge.
Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the longest in Britain and the only one in Wales. Its 778 feet undulating track and tilted carriages are the unique work of Victorian engineer G. Croyden Marks.
When approaching Aberystwyth Castle, you may be impressed by two things. First, the fortress is tremendously ruined, so you may find it very difficult to believe that it was as imposing as Edward’s more famous castles, i.e., Conwy, Caernarfon, Harlech and Beaumaris. While the Big Four in the North have survived almost intact, this southernmost of Edward’s castles is essentially devoid of building material. Second, the sea, only a few yards from the castle, commands your attention.
National Library of Wales
The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, is the national legal deposit library of Wales and is one of the Welsh Government sponsored bodies. It is the biggest library in Wales, holding over 6.5 million books and periodicals, and the largest collections of archives, portraits, maps and photographic images in Wales.
Magic of Life Butterfly House
Walk among free-flying butterflies in a luxuriant tropical display. Hundreds of butterflies as well as giant caterpillars, beetles and leaf insects. Outside there is a well-established native butterfly garden. Free guided tours are available. Run by biologists.
On the summit is the biggest Camera Obscura in the world. The huge 14 inch lens takes a birds eye view of more than 1000 square miles of land and seascape in a 360 degree sweep around Aberystwyth, a view reflected onto the circular screen in the darkened viewing gallery below.
Bwlch Y Geuffordd Gardens
Bwlch y Geuffordd Gardens in Bronant is an ideal place to visit . Featured in the last series of “Pobl a’u Gerddi”, and joint runner up of Gardeners World “Garden of the Year” competition, category “Challenging Plot”, there is something here for everyone. The garden is open daily, and is an adventure and fantasy garden for children (and adults). It is also a water garden, sculpture park, sumptuous flower garden, and so much more.
Ceredigion Coastal Path
The walk along the sweeping crescent of Cardigan Bay forms a very special part of the Wales Coast Path. Ceredigion’s 60 miles (96km) section probably has the most varied landscape and terrain of the 870 mile (1400km) length of the Wales Coast Path. As well as great views north towards Snowdonia and south towards Pembrokeshire, the Ceredigion Coast path has wildlife, geological and archaeological features and a colourful history to discover along the way.
Welsh Wildlife Centre
During the school holidays and at weekends, we also run a huge array of events for adults, children and families. You can also pick up a copy of our guidebook, hire binoculars so you can discover the wonders of the surrounding nature reserve or children can also hire an Adventure Backpack containing lots of different and fun activities to explore the site. Out on the reserve, there are six bird hides and these look out over the multiple habitats that occur at Teifi Marshes. Our Explorer Trail is completely accessible for wheelchairs, as is the first stretch of our Wetland Trail which forms part of cycle route 82 running between Cilgerran and Cardigan along a disused railway line reclaimed by nature! Other trails on our reserve include the beautiful Woodland Trail which is covered with bluebells in spring, and the more adventurous and challenging Gorge Trail with stunning scenery of the River Teifi.
Epic Fishing Trips
The modern and professional team at Epic Fishing Trips offer exciting family fishy fun sea fishing trips for adventurers of all ages, aboard their clean, quiet and stable catamaran boat ‘Legend of New Quay’. She is a safe, clean and roomy fishing platform with seating for all, dry storage for belongings and a rain shelter for those wet days. They run two hour mackerel and two hour & four hour deep sea fishing trips daily, when sea conditions are favourable.
Fantasy Farm Llanon
Fantasy Farm Park is situated in the heart of the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. It opened to the public in 1998, and since then tens of thousands of visitors have delighted at not only the farm experience but the fun packed day in such a scenic setting.