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Guidebook for Tregaron

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Guidebook for Tregaron

Food Scene
Local Health Food shop with a great cafe above it. Vegetarian and vegan food and drinks and the shop is well stocked with good and vitamins and minerals, herbal medicines, bathroom products etc
Mulberry Bush Wholefoods
2 Bridge St
Local Health Food shop with a great cafe above it. Vegetarian and vegan food and drinks and the shop is well stocked with good and vitamins and minerals, herbal medicines, bathroom products etc
It's tiny but the menu is astonishingly large and every dish I've tried there has been delightful. You can sit outside by the river on a nice day and the cafe is dog friendly.
Riverside Coffee Shop & Cafe
It's tiny but the menu is astonishingly large and every dish I've tried there has been delightful. You can sit outside by the river on a nice day and the cafe is dog friendly.
Sightseeing
You can walk there from here - a great place to go with your dog and lots of interesting things there
Denmark Farm Eco Lodge and Conservation Centre
You can walk there from here - a great place to go with your dog and lots of interesting things there
At the northern end of Aberystwyth promenade, Constitution Hill rises dramatically from the sea, providing spectacular and uninterrupted views of the town, Cardigan Bay, and on a clear day 26 mountain peaks spanning much of the length of Wales. The most relaxing way to enjoy this majestic panorama is to travel by train on the longest funicular electric cliff railway in Britain, which has been transporting visitors to the summit since opening in 1896. The recently refurbished summit train station has just been completed, providing much better protection from the elements and updating the structure to ensure a better visitor experience.
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Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
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At the northern end of Aberystwyth promenade, Constitution Hill rises dramatically from the sea, providing spectacular and uninterrupted views of the town, Cardigan Bay, and on a clear day 26 mountain peaks spanning much of the length of Wales. The most relaxing way to enjoy this majestic panorama is to travel by train on the longest funicular electric cliff railway in Britain, which has been transporting visitors to the summit since opening in 1896. The recently refurbished summit train station has just been completed, providing much better protection from the elements and updating the structure to ensure a better visitor experience.
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. Birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seen soaring high above the valley floor and breathtaking views can be enjoyed by all.
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Vale of Rheidol Railway
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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. Birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seen soaring high above the valley floor and breathtaking views can be enjoyed by all.
There is much to captivate at this evocative, historically important site Strata Florida quickly became not only a site of huge religious significance in Wales but also a natural home for Welsh culture. Dafydd ap Gwilym, one of the best known of Wales’s medieval poets, is buried here under a yew tree. You only need admire the majesty of the huge carved west doorway to appreciate how impressive this building must once have been. The plan of the church can still be clearly traced and, rather remarkably, some of the original richly decorated tiles from the abbey are still intact. One of them, ‘Man with the Mirror’, depicts a medieval gentleman admiring himself in a mirror!
Strata Florida Abbey
There is much to captivate at this evocative, historically important site Strata Florida quickly became not only a site of huge religious significance in Wales but also a natural home for Welsh culture. Dafydd ap Gwilym, one of the best known of Wales’s medieval poets, is buried here under a yew tree. You only need admire the majesty of the huge carved west doorway to appreciate how impressive this building must once have been. The plan of the church can still be clearly traced and, rather remarkably, some of the original richly decorated tiles from the abbey are still intact. One of them, ‘Man with the Mirror’, depicts a medieval gentleman admiring himself in a mirror!
Located in the western Cambrian mountains of Mid Wales approximately 11 miles from Aberystwyth on the A44, the Silver Mountain Experience was originally a silver-rich lead ore mine primarily from the 19th Century. By 1973 the Llywernog Mine was derelict. Since then, the current owner, after years of careful restoration, brought back this amazing example of Welsh mining heritage where the underground tunnels, once dark and forgotten, could then safely be explored. There is the original old mine “count house”, other buildings connected with the ore dressing process, plus many ancient photographs, tools, equipment and mining documents from the industry displayed in the museum. Also above ground
Silver Mountain Experience
Located in the western Cambrian mountains of Mid Wales approximately 11 miles from Aberystwyth on the A44, the Silver Mountain Experience was originally a silver-rich lead ore mine primarily from the 19th Century. By 1973 the Llywernog Mine was derelict. Since then, the current owner, after years of careful restoration, brought back this amazing example of Welsh mining heritage where the underground tunnels, once dark and forgotten, could then safely be explored. There is the original old mine “count house”, other buildings connected with the ore dressing process, plus many ancient photographs, tools, equipment and mining documents from the industry displayed in the museum. Also above ground
Soar-y-mynydd or Soar y mynydd is a Calvinist Methodist chapel near the eastern extremity of the large parish of Llanddewi Brefi, Ceredigion. Its often-repeated claim to fame is that it is the remotest chapel in all Wales (“capel mwyaf pellennig/anghysbell Cymru gyfan”). Its name is Welsh for ‘Zoar of the mountain’. Zoar or its Welsh equivalent Soar is a not uncommon chapel name in Wales which derives from the mention in Genesis 19:20–30 of the place which served as a sanctuary for Lot and his daughters and which was spared by God when the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.
Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel
Soar-y-mynydd or Soar y mynydd is a Calvinist Methodist chapel near the eastern extremity of the large parish of Llanddewi Brefi, Ceredigion. Its often-repeated claim to fame is that it is the remotest chapel in all Wales (“capel mwyaf pellennig/anghysbell Cymru gyfan”). Its name is Welsh for ‘Zoar of the mountain’. Zoar or its Welsh equivalent Soar is a not uncommon chapel name in Wales which derives from the mention in Genesis 19:20–30 of the place which served as a sanctuary for Lot and his daughters and which was spared by God when the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.
Shopping
Organic Food, fruit and veg, bakery and grocery, meat and fish
Watson & Pratt's
Organic Food, fruit and veg, bakery and grocery, meat and fish
Great shops, chips, ice-cream and everything beach life as well as the gorgeous Georgian architecture
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Aberaeron
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Great shops, chips, ice-cream and everything beach life as well as the gorgeous Georgian architecture
Parks & Nature
Yes, it's a bog but there are boardwalks and an amazing hide, it's a lovely walk on nice day, if you go quietly you may see basking lizards and newts as well as dragon flies and all manner of insect life as well as some tiny bog plants that you really need to look carefully for.
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Cors Caron National Nature Reserve
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Yes, it's a bog but there are boardwalks and an amazing hide, it's a lovely walk on nice day, if you go quietly you may see basking lizards and newts as well as dragon flies and all manner of insect life as well as some tiny bog plants that you really need to look carefully for.
A nice sandy beach - there's a second beach that you can sometimes walk around the cliff to get to but when the tide is in you'll need to use the steps to get back - be careful, if you are not able to walk far or manage a lot of steps then make sure you have the tide timetable or ask a local. There's chips, ice-cream and a beach supply shops here too. It can be very busy here on warm weekends an holiday season and there’s only one car park that can fill up very quickly, best to visit here when everyone else is at work or school.
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Llangrannog Beach
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A nice sandy beach - there's a second beach that you can sometimes walk around the cliff to get to but when the tide is in you'll need to use the steps to get back - be careful, if you are not able to walk far or manage a lot of steps then make sure you have the tide timetable or ask a local. There's chips, ice-cream and a beach supply shops here too. It can be very busy here on warm weekends an holiday season and there’s only one car park that can fill up very quickly, best to visit here when everyone else is at work or school.
The small cove of Cwytydu in it's deep wooded valley is surrounded by high pastures where you may well see wild ponies. The resotred lime kiln marks the back of the beach which is commonly supposed to have been used for smuggling. A number of cafés and lovely cliff walks make Cwmtydu popular with walkers, and the beach is easy to access for launching kayaks. The Ceredigion Coast Path drops down into Cwytydu by descending along the valley side and then retuning to the coast to climb up towards New Quay. There are sometimes seals with pups on the beach so make sure you stay clear of them if you do come across them.
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Cwmtydu
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The small cove of Cwytydu in it's deep wooded valley is surrounded by high pastures where you may well see wild ponies. The resotred lime kiln marks the back of the beach which is commonly supposed to have been used for smuggling. A number of cafés and lovely cliff walks make Cwmtydu popular with walkers, and the beach is easy to access for launching kayaks. The Ceredigion Coast Path drops down into Cwytydu by descending along the valley side and then retuning to the coast to climb up towards New Quay. There are sometimes seals with pups on the beach so make sure you stay clear of them if you do come across them.
There are three town beaches in New Quay, Harbour Beach, Traeth Gwyn and Dolau. Harbour Beach is patrolled by Ceredigion Council lifeguards during the main summer holiday, from mid-July to the end of August. New Quay harbour is sheltered and provides a safe haven for pleasure craft and a few fishing boats. Dolphins can often be seen in this area and there are several boats offering trips out to the bay. There's limited parking close to the beach for a small fee. More spacious parking is available further into the town and up the hill. You can walk south along the Ceredigion Coastal path to the secluded natural harbour.
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New Quay
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There are three town beaches in New Quay, Harbour Beach, Traeth Gwyn and Dolau. Harbour Beach is patrolled by Ceredigion Council lifeguards during the main summer holiday, from mid-July to the end of August. New Quay harbour is sheltered and provides a safe haven for pleasure craft and a few fishing boats. Dolphins can often be seen in this area and there are several boats offering trips out to the bay. There's limited parking close to the beach for a small fee. More spacious parking is available further into the town and up the hill. You can walk south along the Ceredigion Coastal path to the secluded natural harbour.
The coast village of Aberporth bustles with activity in the summer. It has the advantage of two sandy sheltered beaches with rock pools exposed at low tide making it ideal for family holidays. There is a small car park above the south section of the beach. Further parking can be found in the village. Swimming is considered safe here and during the school holidays - from mid July to the end of August - Ceredigion Beach Officer Lifeguard Service normally establishes patrolled bathing areas daily.
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Aberporth Beach
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The coast village of Aberporth bustles with activity in the summer. It has the advantage of two sandy sheltered beaches with rock pools exposed at low tide making it ideal for family holidays. There is a small car park above the south section of the beach. Further parking can be found in the village. Swimming is considered safe here and during the school holidays - from mid July to the end of August - Ceredigion Beach Officer Lifeguard Service normally establishes patrolled bathing areas daily.
Poppit Sands is a sandy beach, backed with sand dunes at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary. It is a blue flag bathing beach making it an ideal holiday location. Lifeguards patrol the beach between July and August from 10.00 - 6.00 each day. It is also the start of the Pembrokshire coastal path to Amroth which is 180 miles away. Poppit Sands is the closest beach to Cardigan town and St. Dogmael's with level access [the other nearby beach is Mwnt Beach is accessed down a flight of steps]
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Poppit Sands Beach
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Poppit Sands is a sandy beach, backed with sand dunes at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary. It is a blue flag bathing beach making it an ideal holiday location. Lifeguards patrol the beach between July and August from 10.00 - 6.00 each day. It is also the start of the Pembrokshire coastal path to Amroth which is 180 miles away. Poppit Sands is the closest beach to Cardigan town and St. Dogmael's with level access [the other nearby beach is Mwnt Beach is accessed down a flight of steps]
Tresaith is set in a small sheltered sandy bay named after the River Saith which cascades as a waterfall over the cliffs to the beach. The beach is very popular with families during the summer offering safe swimming and rock pools. The second beach is accessed by crossing below the waterfall, take care to watch the tides. There are public toilets near the beach, with wheelchair access. There is also a café, a first aid post, a shop and The Ship Inn Pub providing lots of tables inside and out, for meals overlooking the beach. The beach has a slipway and is a popular sailing destination.
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Tresaith
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Tresaith is set in a small sheltered sandy bay named after the River Saith which cascades as a waterfall over the cliffs to the beach. The beach is very popular with families during the summer offering safe swimming and rock pools. The second beach is accessed by crossing below the waterfall, take care to watch the tides. There are public toilets near the beach, with wheelchair access. There is also a café, a first aid post, a shop and The Ship Inn Pub providing lots of tables inside and out, for meals overlooking the beach. The beach has a slipway and is a popular sailing destination.
It's a great place for a day out, there’s so much here that you’ll wish you could stay for a week. The great glasshouse is enormous and covers several climate zones with well establish plants from all around the world. There’s a café in the glasshouse but if you want a proper meal visit the restaurant in the courtyard. There’s lots of things outside and inside so no matter what the weather is like you’ll have a great day out. They also have ‘doggie days’ when you can bring your canine friends in with you.
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National Botanic Garden of Wales
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It's a great place for a day out, there’s so much here that you’ll wish you could stay for a week. The great glasshouse is enormous and covers several climate zones with well establish plants from all around the world. There’s a café in the glasshouse but if you want a proper meal visit the restaurant in the courtyard. There’s lots of things outside and inside so no matter what the weather is like you’ll have a great day out. They also have ‘doggie days’ when you can bring your canine friends in with you.
The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) has been inspiring visitors about sustainable practice for over 40 years. With seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and kids’ holiday activities, there is something for everyone at CAT. Follow CAT’s interactive Zero Carbon Britain Trail to discover how to live enjoyably in a world with reduced emissions. Or, winding up through managed oak woodland, the Quarry Trail opens up never-before-seen areas of CAT and breathtaking views of the Snowdonia National Park. On special evenings, the Quarry After Dark programme allows guests to experience CAT after hours.
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Centre for Alternative Technology
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The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) has been inspiring visitors about sustainable practice for over 40 years. With seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and kids’ holiday activities, there is something for everyone at CAT. Follow CAT’s interactive Zero Carbon Britain Trail to discover how to live enjoyably in a world with reduced emissions. Or, winding up through managed oak woodland, the Quarry Trail opens up never-before-seen areas of CAT and breathtaking views of the Snowdonia National Park. On special evenings, the Quarry After Dark programme allows guests to experience CAT after hours.
The Dyfi Osprey Project has been running at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve near Machynlleth since 2009. A visit to the Dyfi Osprey Project and Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve has something for everybody. From tiny tots to experienced nature watchers you'll be wowed by the Dyfi Ospreys, amazed at the variety of wildlife and captivated by the surroundings.
Cors Dyfi
The Dyfi Osprey Project has been running at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve near Machynlleth since 2009. A visit to the Dyfi Osprey Project and Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve has something for everybody. From tiny tots to experienced nature watchers you'll be wowed by the Dyfi Ospreys, amazed at the variety of wildlife and captivated by the surroundings.
This National Trust property is 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. Any time of year is great for visiting Llanerchaeron – in spring, flowers carpet the woods; in summer, the estate is full of song and colour. Autumn brings beautiful colours to the woods, while winter sees early birds nesting in unusual places. Built in the late 18th century the walled gardens at Llanerchaeron have been producing fruit and vegetables for over 200 years. Originally a high tech hive of Georgian industry the gardens have a much more romantic and dreamy feeling about them today.
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Llanerchaeron - National Trust
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This National Trust property is 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. Any time of year is great for visiting Llanerchaeron – in spring, flowers carpet the woods; in summer, the estate is full of song and colour. Autumn brings beautiful colours to the woods, while winter sees early birds nesting in unusual places. Built in the late 18th century the walled gardens at Llanerchaeron have been producing fruit and vegetables for over 200 years. Originally a high tech hive of Georgian industry the gardens have a much more romantic and dreamy feeling about them today.
Devils Bridge Falls is a world famous tourist attraction 12 miles from Aberystwyth. These unique waterfalls have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th century, including William Wordsworth who wrote about the “Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge”. Today, the Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Rheidol Gorge. If you don't fancy doing the tourist thing there are lots of other waterfalls in the area to discover or yourself
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Devil's Bridge Falls
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Devils Bridge Falls is a world famous tourist attraction 12 miles from Aberystwyth. These unique waterfalls have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th century, including William Wordsworth who wrote about the “Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge”. Today, the Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Rheidol Gorge. If you don't fancy doing the tourist thing there are lots of other waterfalls in the area to discover or yourself
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley and has commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. The visitor centre is the starting point for a range of way-marked trails for walkers, mountain bikers, runners and horse riders. It is well-known for its long established tradition of daily feeding of red kites, Wales’s National Bird of Prey. Bwlch Nant yr Arian has been awarded the Gold Award by Visit Wales for attractions which make an exceptional effort to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for their visitors. You can borrow a free discovery backpack at the visitor centre and discover more of the great outdoors.
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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre
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Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley and has commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. The visitor centre is the starting point for a range of way-marked trails for walkers, mountain bikers, runners and horse riders. It is well-known for its long established tradition of daily feeding of red kites, Wales’s National Bird of Prey. Bwlch Nant yr Arian has been awarded the Gold Award by Visit Wales for attractions which make an exceptional effort to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for their visitors. You can borrow a free discovery backpack at the visitor centre and discover more of the great outdoors.
With the mountains of southern Snowdonia to the north and the Cambrian hills to the south, the Ynys-hir reserve is stunning whichever way you look. Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks and some very special butterflies. Come the colder months, ducks and geese move in.
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RSPB Ynys-hir
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With the mountains of southern Snowdonia to the north and the Cambrian hills to the south, the Ynys-hir reserve is stunning whichever way you look. Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks and some very special butterflies. Come the colder months, ducks and geese move in.
The Cambrian Mountains has a range of walking trails, exploring gentle woodland and tumbling waterfalls,the routes of medieval monks, romantic 18th century writers and poets in search of adventure, and the tracks of drovers and miners of the 19th century. Find quiet solitude on some of Ceredigion’s more challenging walks in the vast expanse of moorland and upland lakes,and view the peaks of Snowdonia and the Beacons of south Wales from a different perspective - from the summit of Pumlumon.
Cambrian Mountains
The Cambrian Mountains has a range of walking trails, exploring gentle woodland and tumbling waterfalls,the routes of medieval monks, romantic 18th century writers and poets in search of adventure, and the tracks of drovers and miners of the 19th century. Find quiet solitude on some of Ceredigion’s more challenging walks in the vast expanse of moorland and upland lakes,and view the peaks of Snowdonia and the Beacons of south Wales from a different perspective - from the summit of Pumlumon.
The Rheidol hydropower plant is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Since 1962, the scheme has generated renewable energy by using the rainwater that falls on the surrounding mountains. We invite you to learn and explore more about Pure Energy and Statkraft. Rheidol Visitor Centre provides an historical film and interactive displays about the Rheidol Hydro scheme and other renewable energy generation across Statkraft. The centre offers a café serving light refreshments and an outdoor space to absorb the fantastic views of the Rheidol valley and reservoir.
Statkraft
The Rheidol hydropower plant is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Since 1962, the scheme has generated renewable energy by using the rainwater that falls on the surrounding mountains. We invite you to learn and explore more about Pure Energy and Statkraft. Rheidol Visitor Centre provides an historical film and interactive displays about the Rheidol Hydro scheme and other renewable energy generation across Statkraft. The centre offers a café serving light refreshments and an outdoor space to absorb the fantastic views of the Rheidol valley and reservoir.
This unique farm park is stunningly located on a scenic headland, overlooking the nature reserve of Cardigan Island, which is just 200 yards off-shore, so it can be clearly viewed from the park. Cardigan Island is home to thousands of nesting sea-birds, so access has to be restricted. It also has a flock of wild Soay sheep, originally from the isle of Soay, south of Skye, Scotland. A colony of Atlantic grey seals breed in the many caves below the farm park cliffs and can be seen virtually every day. Cardigan Bay's bottlenose dolphins are frequent visitors to the waters surrounding the park, particularly during calm weather, when they swim closer to the shore.
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
This unique farm park is stunningly located on a scenic headland, overlooking the nature reserve of Cardigan Island, which is just 200 yards off-shore, so it can be clearly viewed from the park. Cardigan Island is home to thousands of nesting sea-birds, so access has to be restricted. It also has a flock of wild Soay sheep, originally from the isle of Soay, south of Skye, Scotland. A colony of Atlantic grey seals breed in the many caves below the farm park cliffs and can be seen virtually every day. Cardigan Bay's bottlenose dolphins are frequent visitors to the waters surrounding the park, particularly during calm weather, when they swim closer to the shore.
Hafod Uchtryd, 12 miles south-east of Aberystwyth, is recognised as one of the finest examples in Europe of a Picturesque landscape. Its most celebrated owner, Thomas Johnes (1748-1816), built a new house in this remote location and laid out its grounds in a manner suited to displaying its natural beauties in sympathy with the 'Picturesque principles' fashionable at the time, with circuit walks allowing the visitor to enjoy a succession of views and experiences. Johnes also used the land for farming, forestry, and gardening, in each case trying out new ideas and experimental methods. Hafod became an essential destination for the early tourist in Wales.
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Hafod Estate
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Hafod Uchtryd, 12 miles south-east of Aberystwyth, is recognised as one of the finest examples in Europe of a Picturesque landscape. Its most celebrated owner, Thomas Johnes (1748-1816), built a new house in this remote location and laid out its grounds in a manner suited to displaying its natural beauties in sympathy with the 'Picturesque principles' fashionable at the time, with circuit walks allowing the visitor to enjoy a succession of views and experiences. Johnes also used the land for farming, forestry, and gardening, in each case trying out new ideas and experimental methods. Hafod became an essential destination for the early tourist in Wales.
One of the BEST OPEN GARDENS in Wales. NOW OPEN for the 2018 season. Wonder around and explore our FAMILY GARDEN. Enjoy Julie's HOME BAKING in our top rated Tea Room. Buy a souvenir from our extensive range of PLANTS FOR SALE - all propagated by Stuart from the garden itself. Cae Hir can be visited daily throughout the season from April 1st to the end of October. Sitting in a relatively cold part of the local area, the garden tends to be late, and so can usually be seen in it's bare-bone form at Easter time. It can then be enjoyed in full bloom through the later spring and summer months, and in all its autumnal glory through October. We strongly recommend you wear walking boots or welli
Cae Hir Gardens
One of the BEST OPEN GARDENS in Wales. NOW OPEN for the 2018 season. Wonder around and explore our FAMILY GARDEN. Enjoy Julie's HOME BAKING in our top rated Tea Room. Buy a souvenir from our extensive range of PLANTS FOR SALE - all propagated by Stuart from the garden itself. Cae Hir can be visited daily throughout the season from April 1st to the end of October. Sitting in a relatively cold part of the local area, the garden tends to be late, and so can usually be seen in it's bare-bone form at Easter time. It can then be enjoyed in full bloom through the later spring and summer months, and in all its autumnal glory through October. We strongly recommend you wear walking boots or welli
This place is amazing - I only knew about it because Gay Acres was my physiotherapist, it really is a garden with something for everyone, yet without compromise. There is a huge range of plants for the plants people, with plenty of interest at every time of year, there is inspiration for both experienced and novice gardeners, and peace and tranquillity for the stressed. It is an adventure and fantasy garden for the children, it's a sculpture park, a water garden, a wildlife garden and a garden of peace and tranquility. All the sculptures are by Gay herself - truly a woman oƒ many talents. They even built a CAVE - yep, a cave.
Bwlch y Geuffordd Gardens
This place is amazing - I only knew about it because Gay Acres was my physiotherapist, it really is a garden with something for everyone, yet without compromise. There is a huge range of plants for the plants people, with plenty of interest at every time of year, there is inspiration for both experienced and novice gardeners, and peace and tranquillity for the stressed. It is an adventure and fantasy garden for the children, it's a sculpture park, a water garden, a wildlife garden and a garden of peace and tranquility. All the sculptures are by Gay herself - truly a woman oƒ many talents. They even built a CAVE - yep, a cave.
Essentials
It's a supermarket but not a very big one
Sainsbury's
It's a supermarket but not a very big one
Also a small Supermarket - but does contain a Post Office
Co-op Food - Lampeter
Also a small Supermarket - but does contain a Post Office
Arts & Culture
Art Gallery, Cinema, Theatre and various places to eat and things to see
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Aberystwyth Arts Centre
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Art Gallery, Cinema, Theatre and various places to eat and things to see
Theatre and Cinema in Cardigan
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Theatre Mwldan
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Theatre and Cinema in Cardigan
A theatrical space with a differnce in Cardigan - check to see what's happening there http://smallworld.org.uk
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Small World Centre
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A theatrical space with a differnce in Cardigan - check to see what's happening there http://smallworld.org.uk
Enjoy everything from open-air theatre and comedy re-enactments, to foodie fairs and children’s entertainment, set in the amazing surroundings of Cardigan Castle. Overall Winner of Channel 4’s Great British Buildings ‘Restoration of the Year’ And winner of the Georgian Category
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Cardigan Castle
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Enjoy everything from open-air theatre and comedy re-enactments, to foodie fairs and children’s entertainment, set in the amazing surroundings of Cardigan Castle. Overall Winner of Channel 4’s Great British Buildings ‘Restoration of the Year’ And winner of the Georgian Category
Housed in a beautifully preserved Edwardian theatre. We are situated in the heart of Aberystwyth, near the seafront. We are open Monday to Saturday from 10-5pm and entry is free. The museum is home to both permanent and temporary displays that explore Ceredigion’s heritage, culture and art. The museum is open to everyone; young, old and everyone in between. As well as being a thriving museum we also have film nights, performances, workshops, a bustling café serving delicious local produce and a museum shop.
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Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum
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Housed in a beautifully preserved Edwardian theatre. We are situated in the heart of Aberystwyth, near the seafront. We are open Monday to Saturday from 10-5pm and entry is free. The museum is home to both permanent and temporary displays that explore Ceredigion’s heritage, culture and art. The museum is open to everyone; young, old and everyone in between. As well as being a thriving museum we also have film nights, performances, workshops, a bustling café serving delicious local produce and a museum shop.
The Library is situated in Aberystwyth, on the Ceredigion coast, and must have one of the best views of any Library in the world, looking out over Cardigan Bay.  The National Library of Wales' purpose is to make our culture and heritage accessible to all to learn, research and enjoy. It is a legal deposit library, which means they have the right to a copy of every publication printed in Britain and Ireland. There's surprisingly lots of things to do and see here and it's very close to Aberystwyth Arts Centre
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The National Library Of Wales
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The Library is situated in Aberystwyth, on the Ceredigion coast, and must have one of the best views of any Library in the world, looking out over Cardigan Bay.  The National Library of Wales' purpose is to make our culture and heritage accessible to all to learn, research and enjoy. It is a legal deposit library, which means they have the right to a copy of every publication printed in Britain and Ireland. There's surprisingly lots of things to do and see here and it's very close to Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Discover the spellbinding story of the Welsh woollen industry Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales's industries. The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname 'The Huddersfield of Wales'.
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National Wool Museum
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Discover the spellbinding story of the Welsh woollen industry Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales's industries. The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname 'The Huddersfield of Wales'.
Sculpture Gardens, Galleries, Workshop & Tearoom The Gardens: Two and a half acres of themed gardens, sculpture gardens and a vegetable garden. The Galleries: The Sculpture Gallery: Featuring Terry Barter's wood and stone sculptures and wall plaques as well the work of a selection of contemporary British sculptors. The Apothecary: A treasure trove of gifts inspired by fantastical and ancient wonders. The Workshop: Showing how the sculptures are made. The Tea Room: Homemade 'yummy' cakes, delicious homemade cordials and fair-trade tea and coffee with all profits donated to the Halo Trust , a UK Charity which clears landmines in war torn countries so that rural people can return to their field
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Sculpture Gardens, Galleries, Workshop & Tearoom The Gardens: Two and a half acres of themed gardens, sculpture gardens and a vegetable garden. The Galleries: The Sculpture Gallery: Featuring Terry Barter's wood and stone sculptures and wall plaques as well the work of a selection of contemporary British sculptors. The Apothecary: A treasure trove of gifts inspired by fantastical and ancient wonders. The Workshop: Showing how the sculptures are made. The Tea Room: Homemade 'yummy' cakes, delicious homemade cordials and fair-trade tea and coffee with all profits donated to the Halo Trust , a UK Charity which clears landmines in war torn countries so that rural people can return to their field
Ok, it's a bit o a niche interest but Internal Fire is a working museum covering the history of the internal combustion engine and now covering steam as well. Engines from small farm generators to 32 ton pumping engines run daily and other displays include working vintage telephone exchanges and radios. Over 9 Halls of exhibits. The museum has a cafe serving drinks and light snacks plus a shop with second hand books etc. NOTE: Seasonal Opening, check website: http://www.internalfire.com
Internal Fire Museum of Power
Ok, it's a bit o a niche interest but Internal Fire is a working museum covering the history of the internal combustion engine and now covering steam as well. Engines from small farm generators to 32 ton pumping engines run daily and other displays include working vintage telephone exchanges and radios. Over 9 Halls of exhibits. The museum has a cafe serving drinks and light snacks plus a shop with second hand books etc. NOTE: Seasonal Opening, check website: http://www.internalfire.com
Within the Gallery Shop you will find a delectable collection of both vintage and new textiles featuring a selection of antique Welsh quilts and blankets from Jen Jones' well-loved cottage shop, and superb hand-stitched recreations of the flannel geometric patchworks from Jen’s private collection. In every nook and cranny you will discover something unexpected; books, jewellery, scarves, cushions made from old quilts, soaps hand-made in Wales, teddy bears made from 19th century Welsh blankets and an astonishing assortment of greetings cards, to name but a few.
The Welsh Quilt Centre
Within the Gallery Shop you will find a delectable collection of both vintage and new textiles featuring a selection of antique Welsh quilts and blankets from Jen Jones' well-loved cottage shop, and superb hand-stitched recreations of the flannel geometric patchworks from Jen’s private collection. In every nook and cranny you will discover something unexpected; books, jewellery, scarves, cushions made from old quilts, soaps hand-made in Wales, teddy bears made from 19th century Welsh blankets and an astonishing assortment of greetings cards, to name but a few.
Another very local attraction, just turn left and keep walking until you get to the top of the hill and you'll see Jane's 'Ty Zinc' (tin shed). Jane Beck at Welsh Blankets has an extensive knowledge of the Welsh Woollen Industry for Welsh Blankets & Welsh Quilts, living on the borders of Ceredigion & Carmarthenshire, an area well known for its commercialisation of the Wool Trade.
Jane Beck Welsh Blankets Ltd
Another very local attraction, just turn left and keep walking until you get to the top of the hill and you'll see Jane's 'Ty Zinc' (tin shed). Jane Beck at Welsh Blankets has an extensive knowledge of the Welsh Woollen Industry for Welsh Blankets & Welsh Quilts, living on the borders of Ceredigion & Carmarthenshire, an area well known for its commercialisation of the Wool Trade.
Helen Elliott is one of Ceredigion's best known and over artists, but there are plenty more out there - the Ceredigion Art Trail allows you to put together your own personalised art ramble, choose what you like, download it to your mobile device and off you go. It's so much better than those once a year art trails. https://ceredigionarttrail.org.uk
Helen Elliott - Art of Wales
Helen Elliott is one of Ceredigion's best known and over artists, but there are plenty more out there - the Ceredigion Art Trail allows you to put together your own personalised art ramble, choose what you like, download it to your mobile device and off you go. It's so much better than those once a year art trails. https://ceredigionarttrail.org.uk
Drinks & Nightlife
Way back in 1992 John Savage-Onstwedder, one of the founders of the renowned Teifi Farmhouse Cheese and an organic farmer, commissioned the world famous Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown, Scotland to produce the world’s first organic whisky of the modern era to commemorate the eagerly anticipated new millennium. Dà Mhìle (pronounced da-vee-lay) is Gaelic for 2000. Springbank made 15 hogsheads (barrels) out of the 11 tonnes of organic barley John delivered to the distillery, of these 15 hogsheads five remain. They celebrated their 23nd birthday in the summer of 2015 and are now highly sought after by collectors. Tours on Wednesday and Friday by Appointment only: http://www.damhile.co.uk
Dà Mhìle Distillery
Way back in 1992 John Savage-Onstwedder, one of the founders of the renowned Teifi Farmhouse Cheese and an organic farmer, commissioned the world famous Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown, Scotland to produce the world’s first organic whisky of the modern era to commemorate the eagerly anticipated new millennium. Dà Mhìle (pronounced da-vee-lay) is Gaelic for 2000. Springbank made 15 hogsheads (barrels) out of the 11 tonnes of organic barley John delivered to the distillery, of these 15 hogsheads five remain. They celebrated their 23nd birthday in the summer of 2015 and are now highly sought after by collectors. Tours on Wednesday and Friday by Appointment only: http://www.damhile.co.uk