Towns In West Wales
There are many pretty little towns and villages throughout West Wales that are worth a visit.
Here is a selection of our favourite ones where you may enjoy spending a few hours. You are sure to find many more favourites to visit.
(c. 3.5 miles) This bustling market town is built around a crossing point over the River Teifi. Today, although the castle is in ruins, the town is lively and attractive and its people welcoming. There is a craft shop that showcases the work of local artisans, galleries, restaurants, cafes and a range of shops including a small supermarket, butcher and a gallery.
(c.13 miles) Cardigan sits at the mouth of the river Teifi. Cardigan and its high street retains much of its Victorian character. It is a thriving market town and host to a number of popular festivals each year. There are many traditional shops, including craft shops as well as many inns and public houses where you can catch a pint and a bite to eat. There is a covered market with several small stalls selling all sorts of things from crafts to food. Just outside the town you will find a Tesco.
(c.18 miles) New Quay is a seaside resort with shops, restaurants and cafes, three beaches, and an attractive harbour. You can take a boat trip out to see some of the local marine wildlife, indeed a stroll along the harbour wall will often be rewarded with sightings of bottlenose dolphins.
(c.21 miles) Aberaeron has a picturesque harbour surrounded by colourful Georgian houses, once the domains of colourful ship's captains and harbour masters. There are lots of local shops to explore and a local museum. The town has developed a reputation with those who love seafood, with excellent local restaurants and an excellent fish monger along the harbour selling local catches.
(c.29 miles) This is a charming Georgian / Victorian-style town that sits on the banks of the River Tywi. The town has many interesting small independent shops, including galleries, antique shops and delicatessens and plenty of cafes to keep you refreshed. There's an outdoor market every Friday, and once a month, you'll find an Antiques Fair and auction.
(c.29 miles) This is one of Pembrokeshire's most vibrant and lively towns. There are a number of excellent shops, with various boutiques, antique shops and a pottery gallery in the town centre. You will also find some excellent delicatessens where you can buy lunch.
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