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Top Choice Castle in Cardigan (Aberteifi)

Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle holds an important place in Welsh culture, having been the venue for the first competitive National Eisteddfod, held in 1176 under the aegis of Lord Rhys ap Gruffydd. Neglected for years, it's sprung…
Top Choice Tapas in Aberystwyth

Ultracomida

Aber is lucky to have Ultracomida – an importer, deli and restaurant that's clearly motivated by a personal love of all things Iberian. Out front is an exceptional collection of Spanish charcuterie, cheese, dry good…
Top Choice Pub Food in Aberystwyth

Y Ffarmers

Gutted by fire in early 2018 but painstakingly restored, this outstanding pub is the main reason to visit the pretty hamlet of Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, 7 miles southeast of Aber. Ostensibly another snug, white-brick…
Top Choice Pizza in Cardigan (Aberteifi)

Fforest Pizzatipi

Run by four young brothers, this seasonal pop-up venue is the hottest ticket in town on summer nights. Pizzas pumping from two wood-fired ovens, craft beer, music, smartly chosen events and a buzzing atmosphere all …
Historic Building in Aberaeron

Llanerchaeron

This beautifully maintained Georgian country estate offers a fascinating insight into the life of the Welsh gentry and their staff 200 years ago. The villa itself was designed by John Nash and is one of his most com…
Library in Aberystwyth

National Library of Wales

On a hilltop east of town with a sensational view of Cardigan Bay, the National Library is a cultural powerhouse. Founded in 1916, it holds millions of books in many languages – as a copyright library it has copies …
Wildlife Reserve in Aberaeron

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

You can learn more about Cardigan Bay's marine life here (in New Quay, 7 miles from Aberaeron) and also join a dolphin-survey boat trip, as researchers collect data on bottlenose dolphins and other local marine mamm…
Performing Arts in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

One of the largest arts centres in Wales, this happening place stages excellent opera, drama, dance and concerts, plus it has an art gallery, a quality bookshop, and a bar and cafe. The cinema shows a great range of…
Gardens in Around Aberystwyth

Hafod Estate

Nearly 200 hectares of sublime, picturesque grounds await at Hafod Estate, a lovely Georgian park not far from Devil's Bridge. Five walks of between 1 mile and 4 miles weave around the landscape, showing off its dif…
Cafe in Aberystwyth

Treehouse

Spread over two floors of a Victorian house above an organic grocer, this excellent cafe uses local produce in a wide range of tempting dishes catering equally to vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers. Perhaps the bes…