Visiting West Wales is a perfect idea for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday. Whether you opt for a caravan, self catering cottage, B&B or luxury hotel, you are sure to find something to match your budget.
The stroll along the sea front in Aberystwyth is fantastic in all weathers, even when it is breezy or raining, the views are amazing. The cliff top railway is an inexpensive way to enjoy the most amazing views right across the bay, on a clear day you can see for miles, so don’t forget your camera.
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There are shops in Aberystwyth selling everything you could need, including housewares like Georg Jensen, clothes, and of course, the all important holiday gifts. Try picking up the odd treasure for your home from one of the second hand or vintage shops too, you might catch yourself a bargain.
Not to be confused with Cornwall’s Newquay, New Quay on the picturesque Cardigan Bay coast is not to be missed. It is a delightful little fishing village that caters for the tourist trade in the summer months, but remains an attractive yet much more peaceful holiday destination during winter. Take one of the boat tours along the coast to see if you can catch a glimpse of the local dolphins, and if you are in luck, they will be in a playful mood and put on a little show for you. Truly a sight to be seen.
Just a couple of miles north of New Quay is Aberaeron, a stunning harbour village. Easily recognisable by its large, beautiful and very colourful terraced houses, this busy village is a great place to enjoy some fresh caught fish in one of the several restaurants dotted around the main streets. There are some great tourist shops too, perfect for your holiday souvenirs.
If you want to move away from the coast then Tregaron might be the perfect place for you. The narrow winding streets help the village to retain its traditional feel. There are several cottages to rent for long weekends or weekly getaways. You might love it enough; you will never want to leave.
Do not miss the university town of Lampeter. Even during term time, the town is charming. If you take a stroll across the campus, you can enjoy the views of the mountains, or wander in the streets, stopping for a quick drink or ice cream at a cafe. There are some lovely independent shops if you prefer to avoid the larger chain stores.