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Ceredigion

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Discover Ceredigion's Blue Flag, Seaside Award and Green Coast award winning beaches along the coastline of Cardigan Bay. Enjoy Ceredigion's popular family resort beaches ​and quiet secluded coves. Feel safe knowing that our most popular bathing beaches are also patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer season.

Weather Averages

Be prepared for rain or shine

MARCH - MAY High 7.43°c Low 0.16°c Precipitation 0.12mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 17.68°c Low 10.47°c Precipitation 0.13mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 13.3°c Low 6.47°c Precipitation 0.2mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 7.48°c Low 1.33°c Precipitation 0.28mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Ceredigion

Ceredigion is a great area to explore the history of Wales. Discover sites from hilltop forts to colourful harbours, from mines and mills to churches and chapels, and explore towns and villages brimming with history and character. Start with a visit to the Ceredigion Museum for an introduction to the county’s heritage and delve deeper at Ceredigion Archives, both located in Aberystwyth. Also in Aberystwyth are the National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission of Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales, with vast collections of images, maps and documents as well as displays, exhibitions and events about the historic environment and culture of Wales.

Aberystwyth

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Aberystwyth is an ancient market town, administrative centre, community, and holiday resort in Ceredigion, Wales. It is located near the confluence of the Ystwyth and the Afon Rheidol. Historically part of Cardiganshire, since the late 19th century, Aberystwyth has also been a major Welsh educational centre, with the establishment of a university college there in 1872.

New Quay

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New Quay was once a thriving port, shipbuilding and fishing centre. Today it is a popular seaside holiday destination well known for dolphin spotting boat trips, as well as its Blue Flag and Seaside Award winning beaches and watersports. New Quay has a heritage centre and marine wildlife centre, as well as shops and restaurants. Nearby New Quay Honey Farm is the largest bee farm in Wales with a live bee exhibition and shop for honey, mead and bees wax.

Cardigan

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Cardigan is surrounded by sea and landscapes of great beauty and outstanding environmental quality. The town is centrally placed to enjoy the fabulous Heritage Coast line of Cardigan Bay. Here there are miles of tranquil, unspoilt coastline with secluded sandy coves, award winning accessible beaches, towering cliffs garlanded with flowers in early summer, and islands set like jewels in clear waters where dolphins, porpoises and seals abound.

LOCAL CUISINE

Cardigan Bay seafood, fish from the Teifi river, Cambrian Mountain lamb, beef and pork and fruit, herbs and interesting foraged food are just some of the quality food and drink produced in Ceredigion. Not only can you buy all of this locally, often direct from the producer, Ceredigion has great places to eat out too, with menus prepared with care by chefs passionate about local ingredients.

GETTING HERE

The A44 is the main route over the Cambrian Mountains into Ceredigion. It passes close to the source of the River Severn and the Wye, and descends to the coast at Aberystwyth along a series of sweeping bends, each revealing a new vista. Motorist also enjoy the mountain pass routes of the Ystwyth valley and the Abergwesyn Pass road into Tregaron. The A487 Coastal Way takes you along stretches of the coast with superb views across Cardigan Bay, whereas the A485 brings you to Ceredigion from the M4 and Carmarthen to Lampeter and the Teifi valley.