Welcome to New Quay

The Flaggy Shore, west of New Quay, is a particularly scenic stretch of coastline where limestone terraces step down to the sea. The road hugs the shoreline then curves south past Lough Muirí, where you're likely to see wading birds and swans. Otters also inhabit the area.

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$766.52 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Highlights of Wales: Small-Group Tour from London (5-days)

Day One: Your journey begins by departing London and travelling towards the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds, where you’ll stop in at Burford; a historic market town that typifies the charm of the area. Then, cross over the border into Wales where the next stop is Skenfrith Castle; here you can have some lunch and marvel at the medieval military architecture. After that it's a short trip to the Big Pit National Coal Museum; a celebration of Coal Mining where you can discover Wales’ industrial past and perhaps take an underground tour.Day Two: Today starts by savouring the scenery of the Brecon Beacons as you head to the first stop, Carreg Cennen; a castle with a dramatic location on the top of a limestone cliff. Next, travel to the main stop of today, Dinefwr; a magnificent estate with a Welsh Castle, Country House and extensive grounds. This afternoon you'll travel through the heart of Wales towards the Elan Valley; a terrain defined by impressive dams and stirring wilderness, before arriving at the next stop, the famous Devil’s Bridge and falls.Day Three: This morning you'll travel northwards through the breathtaking landscape of Snowdonia National Park. You’ll stop at the quaint village of Beddgelert, before heading to the coast to visit Harlech Castle; one of Edward I’s ring of magnificent 13th Century medieval fortresses around North Wales. Explore the castle, have lunch and absorb stunning mountain and seascape views. From here it's back to Aberystwyth with time to check out the seafront, castle or ascend Constitution Hill for some panoramic views of the town.Day Four: Today you'll travel along the scenic Pembrokeshire coast, first to the tiny harbour of New Quay; known for multi-coloured cottages, sandy beaches and connection to the famous Welsh 20th century poet, Dylan Thomas. Next, continue to Abercastle, where you can visit a working Welsh woollen mill. Then you'll arrive at Britain’s smallest city; St Davids, the home of Wales' patron Saint where you can explore the iconic Cathedral. Your last stop today is Pembroke; home to one of the biggest and most important castles in Anglo-Welsh history.Day Five: The final day of this Welsh adventure begins by visiting Cardiff, where there’ll be time to discover this cosmopolitan city; including Cardiff Castle, the modern Cardiff Bay area and the National Museum of Wales. After lunch you’ll head to the next stop, Caerleon; home to an important and well preserved Roman Fortress complex. From here, cross back over the border to the final stop, Avebury village, where you'll find the largest stone circle in the world. Now it’s time to return to London, where your voyage concludes.Overnight locations: Brecon Beacons (1), Aberystwyth (2-3), Tenby (4).

$671.04 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-day Discover Wales Small Group Tour from London

Day 1: Leave London and travel west to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds through England’s prettiest historic villages. Get the best photos and hear the most fascinating local tales. Travel through the Welsh Marches marked out by the ancient Offa’s Dyke. Head into the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and beautiful Elan Valley. Finally, head to the beautiful seaside town and cultural center of Aberystwyth, where you spend the next two nights. Day 2: Travel to the mountainous region of Snowdonia National Park. Visit the mountain village of Beddgelert to see the famous grave of Gelert, the legendary dog, or explore the nearby copper mine. Next, head to the town of Machynlleth to see the ancient clock tower and the quaint houses, and go antique hunting. Move on to Porthmadog and over the Cob causeway before reaching the impenetrable medieval Harlech Castle. After a fulfilling day, return to Aberystwyth in the late afternoon. Day 3: Travel around the coast of Cardigan Bay through Aberaeron to New Quay. Explore the picturesque harbor and get the chance to spot dolphins and whales. Head into the foreboding Black Mountains to explore a bedrock cave under a castle, before you visit Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas wrote the famous play Under Milk Wood. Move on to Tenby, a charming seaside town and your base for two nights. Day 4: See some of Britain’s most gorgeous coastlines at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Travel to the tiny cathedral city of St Davids for lunch and exploration, and stop in the county town of Pembroke to enter the thick medieval walls of the castle. From here, return to Tenby for a relaxed evening. Day 5: Leaving Tenby in the morning, begin your return journey to London. Head past the industrial cities of South Wales to the outskirts of Cardiff, and visit the outdoor National History Museum. Stop at the well-preserved Roman Fortress at Caerleon. Take the Severn Bridge back into England, and take a break at Castle Combe, a Cotswold village perfect for a relaxed stroll amongst 16th-century ironstone cottages.

$334.85 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-day Snowdonia, North Wales and Chester Small-Group Tour from Manchester

Day 1: You leave Manchester and head straight for the border of Wales. Your first stop of the day is Conwy. This little towns deserves to win awards for most picture-perfect harbour town. There’s a castle perched by the sea, the ‘world’s smallest house’, and lots of little restaurants boasting the best fish and chips. After you’ve soaked up the sea air, you travel to the Llanberis Slate Museum. It’s a little less cute here, but the history of the second largest slate mine on the planet will stay in your memory for a long time. Beddgelert in Snowdonia is your next stop. This place is known as the most ‘lovely’ village in Snowdonia. And you must agree, the stone houses and arched bridge are simply beautiful. You travel through the heart of Snowdonia as the light softens and arrive at your overnight stop in Aberystwyth in the evening.Day 2: In the morning, you leave your abode in Aberystwyth and journey to the colourful seaside town of New Quay. It may be a little too early for ice cream, but you can still enjoy a stroll along the beautiful beach. You travel to Laugharne, this may have been the inspiration for Dylan Thomas’ famous ‘Under Milk Wood’. You may not have even heard of this, but it doesn’t matter, because you’ll be more than impressed by this village’s towering castle. And now, it’s time for an even more impressive castle. You go to Carreg Cennen, an imposing fortress perched on top of a hill within the Brecon Beacons National Park. After roaming these ramparts, it’s time for something a little more luxurious. You travel to Newton House, a palatial building that boasts rich gardens, unique architecture, and famous ghost stories. You arrive back in Aberystwyth in the evening.Day 3: Your first task of the day is to watch Snowdonia’s mountains fly by as you head to Harlech Castle. This is one of our favourite castles in the whole of the UK. You can enjoy epic sea views and an amazingly war-torn history that involves a lot of dynamite. You stop for lunch in the little village of Betws-Y-Coed before heading to one of England’s most historic towns, Chester. There’s a lot to do here, but we’d advise you just head to the Cathedral, you could spend a whole week here and not get bored. You arrive back in Manchester in the early evening.

$66 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Oyster Tour and Tasting with Locals by Flaggy Shore

Gerry together with his daughter Ciara run their family owned seafood and oyster trading company. A marine biologist by training, Gerry has worked in the seafood industry for many decades and is passionate about showing travelers how to grow and recognize high quality oysters, their primary seafood product. Gerry and his family are from New Quay, a rural village located on the south shore of Galway Bay in Ireland. It is located at the foothills of the Burren, a world renowned Geopark site with truly unique flora and fauna. This area is known for its clean grade A waters that have produced distinctive and delicious oysters and shellfish for centuries. The pristine water with nutrients fed by underground streams to the sea from the Burren provides nutrients that make these Flaggy shore oysters truly special.

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