Destination: Cardigan Bay


Coastal region with rich heritage, wildlife and fishing!

Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Cardigan Bay

The Cardigan Bay coastline is one of Britain's most diverse areas for marine wildlife. It is home to a pod of over 100 bottlenose dolphins as well as porpoises and grey seals. You can enjoy Eco-friendly boat trips out to see the wildlife from New Quay. Picturesque Aberaeron with its stone walled harbour is where you can pick up an award winning honey ice cream while viewing the beautiful brightly coloured house facades which line the streets of the town. Further along the coast, hidden coves and sandy beaches offer an escape from the crowds. You can get great food at the Harbourmaster Restaurant. Further inland small villages and market towns nestle in the hills and valleys. There are also several nature reserves, home to rare species of flora and fauna. There are plenty of walking trails and a 35 km mountain biking trail in the Cambrian Mountains for the more adventurous!

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Region: Wales

Time to spend here: 4 hours - full day

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What's nearby? Welsh central Coast, Pembrokeshire

What transport do you recommend? The town itself can be explored on foot but exploring the surrounding area is best done in a vehicle.

Did you know? The Crown jewels were kept in Aberystwyth during world war 2!

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What can I see in and around Cardigan Bay?

Cardigan Market

Cardigan Market is housed in one of the finest buildings in West Wales the Guildhall (1858) and is the focal point of the ancient market town.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Boat trips and Dolphin spotting trips are offered by a number of companies in Newquay or Aberaeron. Coastal walks along much of the Ceredigion coastline can enable sightings of dolphins, seals, porpoise and many marine birds.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Cardigan Island Seal Colony

Cardigan island coastal farm park is the best place in Wales to view seals in their natural habitat. A colony of Atlantic Grey Seals breeds in the many caves below the Farm Park.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Go on the longest funicular electric cliff railway and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Cardigan Bay with Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, situated at the end of Aberystwyth promenade. You will find a small museum with historical displays and a café at the summit.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Time to spend here: half day   More information

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