Places to Visit

Walks & Countryside

Activities & Attractions

Places to Visit

Eating Out

There are lots of interesting places to visit within easy reach of Cwymystwyth, some of which are described below. Whether bustling towns or pretty villages, dramatic coastline or ancient ruins there is something for everyone.


Aberystwyth is an attractive seaside town with a pier and sandy bay. The castle ruins on the sea front are also fun to explore.

There is a busy high street with lots of shops and cafes and you will find a good range of supermarkets if you need to stock up. For rainy days there is a cinema at the University campus that is open to the public.

Strata Florida & the Green Desert

Strata Florida Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey situated just outside Pontrhydfendigaid, near Tregaron. It was the final resting place of many Welsh princes from medieval times and the ruins are packed with history. Gated entry and limited opening hours – do check before visiting.

The surrounding area is breathtaking for its scenery and remoteness. For those that love getting off the beaten track, the so called Green Desert to the north is just about as remote as it gets!

Borth & the Ceredigion Coast

Heading north along the coast from Aberystwyth you will come to pretty village of Borth. It has the longest sandy beach in the area, which is a favourite with young families. There is a selection of good cafes, but do check opening times out of season to avoid disappointment.

Further north, you will come to the spectacular estury of the river Dyfi, with views of Snowdonia beyond.

There are vast areas of wetland nature reserves in the area, which are very popular with bird watchers.