Ceredigion's towns & villages
Ceredigion is a coastal county with 60 miles of beautiful, clean, coast & beaches
It is bordered by Cardigan Bay to the west, Gwynedd to the north, Powys to the east, Carmarthenshire to the south and Pembrokeshire to the south-west.
Its area is 1783 km; the population in the 2011 census was 75,000. The low population density means there are no traffic jams and lots of peace and quiet.
Ceredigion's residents live in rural, rather than urban, surroundings. Ceredigion contains some 150 small towns and villages Aberystwyth, the largest town has a population less than than 15,000.
By car from Borth (north) to Cardigan (south) takes about 90 minutes, the most remote inland towns or villages are 30 minutes or less away from a beach or coastal path.
Ceredigion’s has pretty harbour towns, seaside resorts and market towns. It has historic castles and churches, a wide range of local food markets, craft And antique shops, designer outlets and galleries.
Aberaeron contrasts with its neighbour New Quay just a few miles to the South in that it is flat, has shingle rather than sandy beaches, fewer caravan parks on its doorstep and generally has a less brash style.
Aberarth is an attractive village; the Arth (bear) river tumbles down through it. It has narrow streets, lovely old cottages a shingle beach and a disused jetty.
It has a population of about 250 people. The only "amenity" is a small community hall.
On the Cardigan Bay coast it has two fabulous beaches.
South beach popular for families, sandcastles and sunbathing.
North beach popular for launching boats, kayaks and canoes and dog owners as it is dog friendly.
It is the largest holiday resort on the west coast of Wales. It is home to the University of Wales Aberystwyth and the National Library.
The town is surrounded between hills and beaches. It has castle ruins, a promenade, pier and a harbour.
Today Borth is a slightly run down town. It is however , because of its shallow waters and fabulous three mile expanse of golden sand, particularly popular with surfers, sailboard enthusiasts and families with young children.
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Cardigan, sits on the estuary of the River Teifi which flows into Cardigan Bay. It is an un-spoilt town and has a rich heritage.
It is on the southern border of Ceredigion and just across the Teifi River from Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.
The pretty little village stands on the banks of the River Teifi, between Newcastle Emlyn to the north and Cardigan to the south.
Here, the River Teifi drops down through the wooded gorge to hard rocks to produce a spectacular series of waterfalls.
Henllan is a small village of less than 100 houses but has plenty of interest-
We think it is a quaint town with an old fashioned atmosphere. It has its share of academics, and ancient hippies of the peace and love variety.
Llandysul is an unspoilt small town (population 2,900) situated on the western bank of the Teifi River in Ceredigion.
Things to do and see:- Swimming, canoeing, fishing, heritage, shoppimg
Llangrannog is a small village with a big story, great walking and a wonderful dog friendly beach.
A small village named after the little known Saint Rhystud. Llanrhstud has good access to the sea, the coastal path and its quiet shingle, dog friendly beach, which has a free car park.
New Quay, or Cei Newydd, is a picturesque holiday village and has a harbour, fishing, sightseeing boats and water sports.
Tregaron is today a centre for ‘Racys Trotian’ - horse trotting races. It is also the home of the Welsh Gold Centre selling Celtic inspired designs and The Red Kite Centre & Old School Museum.