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The coast road above Aberaeron gives a glorious view of Cardigan Bay from Snowdonia to New Quay.
The town, founded in the 19th century and with distinctive Georgian—style architecture, has a population of 1,700. It has a beautiful little harbour with a flourishing Yacht Club. There is a safe beach of shingle and within six miles are the sandy beaches of New Quay and Cei Bach.
Aberaeron has a heated indoor swimming pool, leisure complex and bowls court. Pony trekking is available at Tregaron and Llanybydder. There is game fishing in the Aeron and sea fishing in Cardigan Bay. Golf courses are at Llanrhystyd, Lampeter and Cardigan. Beautiful walks are to be found both to the north and south of the town and also along the banks of the River Aeron.
Numerous opportunities exist to visit local potteries, woollen mills and craft studios. The Vale of Rheidol steam railway runs from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge.
The Llanerchaeron Estate, owned by the National Trust, is only 2.5 miles away. A cycle track runs from Aberaeron.
The Caravan Park is very much a part of Aberaeron and we encourage you to discover the personality of this picturesque Georgian harbour town.
There is an obvious circular walk from the Park along the promenade to the working fishing harbour and back through the streets of the town. By night or by day you can sit and soak up the magic of this setting which is recognised as one of Wales’ tourist attractions. Many of you will be tempted by a honey ice cream or a meal in one of the Town’s restaurants or simply the delicious local fish and chips.
The Aberaeron Carnival is organised every year by the Aberaeron Town Improvements Committee. It takes place on the August Bank Holiday Monday.
An enthusiastic group of our caravaners entered The Smurf’s which they had made and was awarded best float in the 2018 Carnival.
The 60 mile / 96km Ceredigion Coast Path follows the spectacular and varied coastline of Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales. Stunning scenery, picturesque villages and a wealth of wildlife – including the highest numbers of dolphin sightings in the UK – make Ceredigion a perfect place for a week’s coastal walking. Discover the area’s rich history, from iron-age hill forts to medieval fish traps to 19th century harbours. Full details on the walk website at www.discoverceredigion.wales
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
The villa, designed in the 1790s, is a complete example of the early work of John Nash. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, giving a full ‘upstairs, downstairs’ experience.
The walled kitchen gardens, pleasure grounds, ornamental lake and parkland offer peaceful walks, while the Home Farm complex has an impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings. A working farm, there are Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep, and rare Welsh pigs as well as chickens, geese and doves.
Only guide dogs are allowed on the property. However, dogs on leads are welcome in the woodland and parkland walks.
Full details on the National Trust website www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Llanerchaeron (visitor building)
Day: 078 9689 5366
Eve: 015 7043 4514
The lovely river walk takes you inland and away from the Town and for the more ambitious walkers there are spectacular coastal walks along the coastline and cliff tops of Cardigan Bay. This coastal stretch is home to a thriving colony of bottlenose dolphins and grey seals.
The Town Trail was opened in 2007 and celebrates the bicentennial of the Act of Parliament that allowed the building of the harbour by the Rev Alban Thomas Jones Gwynne.
More details can be found on this Aberaeron website - www.aberaeron.info
This unique festival showcases every aspect of the amazing Welsh Pony and Cob breed. Horse and pony entry is free and everyone is welcome.
The Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs has become an important day in the Aberaeron Calendar. It is a fun, non competitive occasion intended to celebrate and show case Britain’s most popular and versatile native breed.
It is held in the Square Field, SA46 0AQ in the centre of Aberaeron. Experience the buzz of the grandstand and approximately 2000 spectators in this unique setting but without the pressure of competition. For Welsh Pony and Cob breeders, it is the perfect opportunity to show off their progeny without being in a ‘Show’ environment. Whether a Royal Welsh winner or a little hairy Section A being ridden by a small child, all exhibits are made welcome by the enthusiastic committee.