Mid Wales Holidays
THINGS TO DO & SEE
Welcome to our information and things to do in the local area of Aberystwyth and the surrounding area which are a short driving distance. The holiday parks themselves have indoor pools, coffee shops, sports bars, main entertainment clubs, restaurants, and take-out outlets, all of which we own and operate privately. We have a few static holiday homes that we act as agents for, but which are owned by other owners.
The Silver Mountain Experience is a fantastic family day out in mid-wales, filled with history, myth and legend. Our site is based at the beautifully preserved Llywernog silver-lead ore mine, based just outside Aberystwyth. Spend an afternoon visiting our historic site, experience one of our guided tours, and explore our surface attractions.
One of the best sun terraces in Wales is at The Glengower on the seafront. It offers some of the best views in Wales. It is very friendly and offers good food and exotic beers. You'll find some great sports bars in the area, and the rugby club is always fun to go to if a game is on. In Aber, there are more than 30 pubs. You can book and visit them.
COASTAL PATH WALK
Aberystwyth has a coastal path that runs through it which is an amazing place to walk or run. Ceredigion's coastal path between Borth and Aberystwyth is an excellent walk. The walk offers views of Snowdonia at the start as well as across Cardigan Bay at the end, making it an excellent way to discover the area.
THE WELSH BLACK
A very lively and friendly pub on Bow Street, with fantastic food and friendly staff. A great place to relax with your family and friends during the evenings and weekends.
This town is home to the longest Cliff Railway in Britain and the biggest Camera Obscura in the world. Constitution Hill rises dramatically 430 feet from the north end of the Aberystwyth promenade. The views are spectacular from the top. On a clear day, you can see 26 Welsh mountains, including Snowdon, while the view of Cardigan Bay stretches for 60 miles from the Llyn Peninsula to Strumble Head.
Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the only one in Wales and the longest in Britain. With its 778 feet of undulating track and inclined carriages, the railway is unique to Victorian engineer G. Croyden Marks. Since 1921, a powerful electric motor and two high-tensile steel cables have hauled the carriages at a stately 4 miles an hour as they were first opened in 1896. On your way to the summit station, you will have time to admire the Victorians' ingenuity and enjoy the panoramic views.
THE CAMERA OBSCURA
On the summit is the biggest Camera Obscura in the world. The huge 14-inch lens takes a bird's eye view of more than 1000 square miles of land and seascape in a 360-degree sweep around Aberystwyth, a view reflected onto the circular screen in the darkened viewing of the gallery below.
The Medina Restaurant: Medina was born and raised in Aberystwyth where both her parents worked in the catering industry. The creation of Medina was inspired by people like the wonderful Ottolenghi, and by the foods, Medina herself loves to cook and eat at home. She wanted to bring something different to Aberystwyth - somewhere where super fresh and simple food is put together imaginatively and displayed beautifully! Medina has a very informal cafe vibe, delicious fresh food served all day, great coffee, and beautiful Chinese loose teas - and it's fully licensed of course.
Devil's Bridge is short drive from Aberystwyth around 9 miles, this famous 3 brigdes and 300 ft walter fall and nature walk with Jacobs ladder on one side which is well know in Wales and national, the other side has the famous punch bowl.
There is cafes snack shops and souvenir and gift shops.
Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway re-creates the Edwardian spirit of adventure. Step aboard one of our restored steam trains for a stunning journey along the Rheidol Valley.
Since opening in 1902, millions have enjoyed the scenic trip through the ancient woodlands to Devil’s Bridge, home of the famous waterfalls (separate attraction, fee applies), nestled in the astounding Cambrian Mountains.
YNYSLAS NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE
Ynyslas National Nature Reserve is situated midway between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth. The 2,000-hectare National Nature Reserve covers three main areas: Dyfi estuary. The estuary includes vast areas of internationally important mudflats, sandbanks and salt marsh that provide important feeding and roosting areas for wetland birds. In winter, you will see a variety of birds of prey, such as hen harrier and peregrine falcon, and you might also catch sight of the Greenland white-fronted goose: this is its only locality throughout Wales and England. Ynyslas sand dunes. The superb dunes of Ynyslas are at the southern side of the estuary mouth and are the largest dunes in Ceredigion. They demonstrate all the stages of dune formation and growth, from sandy shore through the vegetated shingle, foredunes, mobile dunes and fixed dunes to scrub. They are home to a rich population of orchids, mosses, liverworts, fungi, insects and spiders; many of these species are rare and some are unknown elsewhere in Britain.
There are a number of guest houses, self-catering cottages, and excellent restaurants in Aberaeron. The planning of the new town is said to have involved the great classic architect John Nash, who built the nearby Llanerchaeron mansion. Shipbuilding also flourished and Aberaeron became a thriving and prosperous town as over 60 sailing vessels were built, including 35 schooners known as the greyhound of the ocean.
A Range of Activities
Our holiday parks offer a range of activities to suit all ages and interests. From relaxing walks and hikes to water sports and cycling, there is something for everyone. Our parks also provide easy access to the beautiful beaches of Aberystwyth, where you can enjoy a day in the sun or take a dip in the sea.
Brilliant holiday as per usual. 2nd holiday at Borth did Aberyswth at Easter booked Clarach Bay for October and next year. All caravans really are home from home. Amy and Matt are amazing.
Thank you both.