Places to go
Places to go Cardigan Bay – West coast of Wales
Ceredigion is perfect for a weekend break or a longer stay with award winning beaches, sandy coves, sea cliffs, caves and wonderful wildlife, spectacular sunsets and starry dark skies. It’s not only Ceredigion’s land and seascapes you’ll discover, but a distinctive Welsh region with a thriving cultural identity that’s equally about the future as it is the past.
Ceredigion, on the west coast of Wales, is one of Wales’s most popular holiday areas. Named after Prince Ceredig, Ceredigion is sheltered from the east by the Cambrian Mountains and stretches to the shores of Cardigan Bay (Bae Ceredigion).
Just to put things in perspective: Ceredigion’s largest town is Aberystwyth, population 15,000. For us that’s a big number, swollen by Aberystwyth University students who bring a cosmopolitan buzz to the Victorian holiday resort. A town with more than 5,000,000 books stored at the National Library of Wales, the largest camera obscura in the world and a thriving arts scene focussed at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre – not to mention a working harbour, a marina and two beaches.
Most other places are much smaller and even if we say so ourselves, we have some little gems – Georgian Aberaeron, historic Cardigan, salty New Quay, traditional Tregaron and Lampeter (Llanbedr Pont Steffan) – another historic university town – to name but a few.