West Wales Holiday Cottages

West Wales has miles of beautiful coastline, expansive national parks and many points of keen historical and cultural interest. Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion all offer a unique blend of activities and attractions for you to do as much or as little as you please. West Wales holiday cottages offer a perfect way to enjoy this beautiful area of the country. Whatever your idea of a holiday, West Wales has something to keep you occupied and there is an ideal holiday cottage waiting for you.

West Wales Cottages to rent

West Wales holiday cottages are becoming increasingly popular as holidaymakers choose to explore the wonderful British coastline rather than heading for far-flung shores overseas. The flexibility of a week or two in west Wales holiday cottages is far greater too. There is a huge variety of self catering accommodation available, suitable for romantic getaways for two, a large family holiday or a break in Wales with friends, as well as pet friendly accommodation for a luxury home away from home.

Self Catering West Wales

Make the most of the freedom of self catering in west Wales by exploring the many market towns and coastal walks the area is famed for. Self catering in Wales means that you enjoy your holiday at your own pace, whether that is going on leisurely walks, exploring the local attractions or turning up the tempo with exhilarating activities such as surfing or zorbing. Whatever type of holiday you like, you can be sure to find something to suit whilst self catering in west Wales.

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West Wales

Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire make up what is commonly known as West Wales. The Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park has a spectacular coastline with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and wooded estuaries which are a protected home for many species and provide a perfect quiet getaway. Other places of natural interest are Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion once again for a fabulous coastline and there is an array of ruins scattered throughout Carmarthenshire that are well worth a visit, plus plenty of museums that celebrate the industries and crafts of the area. If you want to experience a more vibrant side of Welsh living, then head south to Cardiff where life is buzzing in the vibrant city centre.

Places to go in West Wales

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a must for anyone that enjoys spectacular views, fresh air and being close to nature. Geologists are particularly drawn to the area as there are many exposed rocks and geological structures that are of particular interest both inland and on the coast. The region is also a hot spot for surfers all year round – it is said that there is always a wave to ride somewhere along this coastline. The university town of Aberystwyth is a coastal town with the spectacular views you’d expect along this coastline and is spattered with beautiful Victorian buildings. Visit the pier and harbour, nearby castle, ruins and Iron Age fort before you rest your weary legs in one of the fifty pubs situated in the town! The riverside town of Carmarthen is another great base for exploring the diverse landscapes in Carmarthenshire. Ancient woodlands, sandy beaches, vast mountains and rolling countryside sit side by side and welcome visitors from far and wide.

Our Top Picks in West Wales

We want you to enjoy the best that West Wales has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill

Take a trip out to the historic Carew Castle – a development that has a history spanning over 2000 years incorporating a Norman fortification and Elizabethan country house. The destination also features the only restored tide mill in Wales, set against a 23 acre millpond, 11th Century Celtic cross and medieval bridge. There is a mile long circular walk that allows you to experience all these historical features, and of course the wonderful views. Make the most of a day here by taking along a picnic to eat in the designated area.

Llywernog Silver and Lead Mines

Children and adults alike will love exploring the award winning Llywernog Silver and Lead Mines, just a fifteen minute drive from Aberystwyth. This place has been voted as one of the best commercial museums in Britain, and when you visit you will soon know why. There are working water wheels, access to a great chasm, storytelling and an opportunity to pan for silver-lead and iron pyrites. Surprisingly, there are only 9 steps in the whole tour, so no problem for the young or old to enjoy.

Exploring the City of Cardiff

After climbing mountains, rafting white waters and touring the many historic attractions of West Wales, head to Cardiff for a wonderful city adventure. There are a wealth of amazing restaurants and bars to visit, as well as theatres and shows. As a cultural capital, you can also find out all about the History of Wales as well as myths and legends. The Millennium Centre has lots of shows to suit all tastes from opera, ballet and contemporary dance to stand up comedy shows and art exhibitions. For something a bit more relaxing why not head to Bute Park for a family picnic amidst stunning scenery.

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