West Wales Local Attractions

Dolaucothi Gold Mines
History lovers should head straight to the nearby Dolaucothi Gold Mines, for a fascinating underground tour of the mines, and an insight into how gold was extracted from the hills, both in Roman times and in the Victorian era.
Strata Florida Abbey

Strata Florida Abbey, in Pontrhydfendigaid, near Tregaron, is also well worth a visit. Whilst now just ruins, the abbey still retains a sense of imposing majesty, and a visit here offers a glimpse back in time, to the days when medieval monks farmed the surrounding lands.

Over towards the coast, Llanarchaeron makes for a wonderful day out. This beautiful Georgian villa, now owned by the National Trust, sits within a lush estate of parkland and rolling pastures. The house was designed by John Nash, who went on to design both Buckingham Palace and Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, and it offers a fascinating peep into how a grand house would have operated. Llanarchaeron is also a working farm, and visitors can see a variety of traditional livestock breeds around the farmyard, and can visit the walled garden, which has been productive for almost 200 years.

Just a couple of miles from Llanarchaeron is the picturesque town of Aberaeron. Brightly painted Georgian houses line the harbour wall, and the beach looks out over the clean waters of Cardigan Bay. Stop for lunch at the Harbourmaster Hotel, and then enjoy a honey ice cream, which Aberaeron is famous for.

Nature lovers will be charmed by the walking trails through the Cors Caron National Nature Reserve, near Tregaron. This enormous wetland area is home to a wide variety of bird species and wildlife. Visitors may spot wigeon, sandpipers, red kites and whooper swans, as well as curlews, redstarts and meadow pipits. Otters can sometimes be spotted on the waterways of Cors Caron, and lucky visitors might even get to spy an elusive polecat.
Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre

There are several charming market towns to explore locally, including Lampeter and Tregaron. No visit to Lampeter is complete without a trip to explore the delights of the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre, a gorgeous gallery showcasing the history of Welsh quilts and blankets. Admire the intricately designed quilts in the gallery, before heading to the shop to peruse both modern and vintage designs, that you can buy for your own home.
West Wales
Whether you’re looking for an outdoor holiday walking the Ceredigion coastal path and the miles of public footpaths of West Wales, or you want to kick back and relax on stunning, unspoilt beaches or in pretty meadows surrounded by fresh air and nature, Coed Parc Farm is the ideal base for your holiday. With a magical sense of being miles from anywhere, yet at the same time, close to everywhere, Coed Parc Farm gives guests the chance to step away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, to unwind and enjoy a gentler pace, exploring this beautiful part of Wales, and all that it has to offer.