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Top things to do near Parc Maerdy

The glamping site of Parc Maerdy is a beautiful location to visit primarily because the whole area is simply a joy to behold. There are many sights to enjoy not far from the campsite, it might be difficult to find time to fit them all in during one trip!

Here is a list of just some of the top things to do around Parc Maerdy.

Llangrannog Beach

The beach at Llangrannog has received Blue Flag beach status which demonstrates its high environmental and quality standards. The village by the beach is small and quaint, and the beach itself is surrounded by beautiful cliffs. An RNLI lifeguard service is provided making it especially safe for families to enjoy.

New Quay

The picturesque seaside town of New Quay on the Cardigan Bay coast features an expansive golden sandy beach with a sheltered harbour. There is also a heritage museum and marine wildlife centre you can visit, as well as the largest bee farm in Wales that hosts exhibitions and bee and honey-related events.

Mwnt Rural Beach

The ancient parish of Mwnt (pronounced similar to ‘Mont’) also has a high quality beach, having received the Green Coast Award which is similar to the Blue Flag status but for rural beaches. There is no lifeguard service here, but swimming is considered safe.

Castell Bach Bay

Castell Bach Bay is a cosy little cove a few miles down the coast from New Quay with a small sand and shingle beach. This spot is a bit more difficult to reach than the other beaches on this list, but the beautiful scenery here makes a visit absolutely worthwhile, surrounded as it is by high grassy cliffs and protruding rocks.

Gwalia Falls

The small but stunning waterfall that tumbles into the sea at Gwalia Falls on Tresaith beach is a real treat to witness, but the area has much more to offer than just breathtaking scenery. Just a two-minute walk from the beach is Tresaith village, where there are plenty of shops and pubs to enjoy.

Cambrian Mountain Trails

For fans of hiking and walking in the wild, there are multiple trails to explore in the nearby Cambrian mountains. There are official hiking groups you can join, or simply explore the area yourself along the marked trails.

Cardigan Bay Dolphins

There are several spots around Cardigan Bay where you can watch dolphins doing dolphin things in the sea. The Irish Sea here actually boasts lots of interesting wildlife, and if you are lucky you might also spot porpoises and seals.

Teifi Valley Cheese-Tasting Trail

No visit to this part of Wales would be complete without sampling the award-winning cheeses made by the world-famous producers of Teifi Valley. There are five renowned cheesemakers located here, all of whom have won multiple awards at national and international level, and they have joined forces to create a tasting trail for visitors to enjoy.

If you want to learn more about the sights and activities around Parc Maerdy in Ceredigion, as well as all the glamping, camping and motorhome pitch sites available, call Parc Maerdy Glamping Holidays on 01239 562073 today.

Best things to do and see in Ceredigion, West Wales

Ceredigion is one of the most scenic areas in Wales, with over 50 miles of coastline, a thriving rural farming community and a glorious mountainous hinterland to explore. The county covers a large area and yet the population remains relatively low, meaning there is plenty of peace and quiet to enjoy as well as one vibrant university town with plenty of arts and entertainment on offer.

For families and friends seeking adventure in a place with idyllic scenery and unusual architecture amid towns and villages full of unique character, Ceredigion might just be the perfect destination.

Take a look at the best things to see and do around Ceredigion in West Wales.

Unique Towns and Villages

Ceredigion is home to multiple towns each with their own unique character to enjoy. We’ll talk more about Aberystwyth below, but beyond the cultural capital of West Wales there are rural market towns where farmers do business among art galleries that support the creations of local artists.

Cenarth, Lampeter, Llandysul and Tregaron in the Teifi Valley all have thriving communities, while along the coast are several fishing towns including Cardigan, Aberaeron and New Quay.

Cardigan is actually the second largest town in Ceredigion, and it is here you can see Cardigan Castle which has recently been restored, as well as check out the interesting Guildhall Market building which was Britain’s first civic building designed in the ‘modern’ Gothic style back in 1856.

You can also enjoy relaxing strolls along the Wales Coast Path, which Cardigan shares with Aberaeron.

Aberaeron is known for its classical and colourful buildings from the early 19th century Regency era. The unique architecture is dotted along the Wales Coast Path and around the harbour where there are quaint pubs and restaurants to enjoy local ales and food. Cheese lovers can especially enjoy the award-winning cheeses made right here in the Teifi Valley.

Cultural Sights of Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth has been a major educational location in Wales ever since the establishment of University College Wales in 1872. The university obviously brings an influx of students during the school months which gives the town a livelier energy than the surrounding market and fishing towns.

The busy Aberystwyth Arts Centre really benefits from the vibrant energy of the town and hosts many exhibitions and theatrical events, as well as comedy shows, dance performances and cinema screenings. Visitors during February and March can enjoy the Wales One World Festival, while visitors during July might want to check out the International Ceramics Festival.

Aberystwyth is also home to the National Library of Wales where there is an archive of every book, film and musical composition made in Wales.

Beautiful Welsh Scenery

The scenery of Ceredigion is special thanks to the combination of long stretches of coast and rugged mountainous trails. Explore the coves along the southern coast in places like Aberporth, Cwmtydu and Penbryn, or enjoy the long beaches along the northern side near Aberystwyth and Borth. If you’re feeling adventurous then there are plenty of biking and walking trails through the Cambrian Mountains.

You can also ride a steam train on the Vale of Rheidol Railway which runs along the 12 miles between Aberystwyth and Devil’s Bridge. While at the latter, you can see the world famous Devil's Bridge Falls where the River Mynach descends 90 metres down into the River Rheidol below. The three old bridges around the falls are interesting sights all by themselves and are well worth spending some time to behold.

Exciting Wildlife and Nature

Cardigan Bay in Ceredigion is where you go to catch sight of bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals, and possibly even a harbour porpoise or two if you are lucky. You can see the dolphins from numerous vantage points such as beaches and cliff tops, or you can take the Dolphin Survey Boat Trip from New Quay and learn about all the conservation work that goes on in the area.

For more dedicated nature lovers there is the RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve, which was once home to the BBC’s popular Springwatch programme. There is always plenty of birdlife in the area, from ducks and geese in the winter, and lapwings and redshanks in the summer. You can also watch magnificent red kites flying and feeding over the lake near the café by the Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Forest.

If you want to learn more about visiting Ceredigion and the accommodation options such as camping sites and motorhome pitches or glamping pods and tents, call Parc Maerdy Glamping Holidays on 01239 562073 today.


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