Autumn Explorations in Ceredigion

Ceredigion has some of the most stunning landscapes in the country, and a rich and vibrant culture to boot. During the Autumn months, the glorious scenery is at its finest, as the leaves change and the colours burst in the woodlands and hills. So why not discover Ceredigion this season?

We’ve put together some of our favourite ways to enjoy Ceredigion in the Autumn months:

Enjoy A Bay to Remember 

Take a wildlife boat trip and see dolphins, seals and a variety of birds! A safe and exhilarating experience for all ages, trips depart all year round and last 1-2 hours. The inshore waters of Ceredigion are home to Europe’s largest population of Bottlenose Dolphins and Autumn is seal pup season! Female seals give birth to their pups between September and December ashore on Cardigan Bay’s secluded beaches and sea caves, so you’ll be in for a treat with A Bay to Remember this Autumn!

Unravel Ceredigion’s Cultural history at The Welsh Quilt Centre

The centre aims to celebrate the Welsh Quilt and promote a winder understanding of the importance of this regional art form. Come along and enjoy stunning exhibitions of Welsh Quilts and experience the exciting new stylings in the Kaffe Fassett exhibition! They also offer a variety of workshops; how about learning to pinwheel on 19th October?

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

There are a variety of activities for the children (and others!) to partake in, such as Seal watching, Dolphin spotting, feeding and viewing animals, cliff-top walking, nature study, bird watching an adventure playground and a tractor and trailer ride to the seal viewing point. There are also Llamas, Emus and Wallabies to befriend! A colony of Atlantic grey seals breed in the caves beneath the farm park’s cliffs and around the Island and the pubs are born in September and October, so don’t miss out on an unforgettable experience in Ceredigion this Autumn!


Llanerchaeron House and Gardens

Enjoy a trip back in time with a day out at this 18th-century Welsh gentry Estate, with large house, walled gardens and home farm. The self-sufficient estate has survived virtually unaltered and there is plenty to see and get involved in! Enjoy some peaceful walks around the ornamental gardens and explore the farm’s outbuildings and visit the Welsh Black Cattle, Llanwenog Sheep and rare Welsh Pigs! Head to the house and have a go at using the antique wash dollies in the courtyard, beating mats and carpets from the house and then try some delicious rural home-cooking from the house kitchen. A rare experience of the everyday life of a rural Welsh country estate!

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Ceredigion’s stunning Rheidol Valley can be experienced at its best from the comfort of a fabulous steam train, following the old railway line built in 1902 to carry lead or timber and passenger traffic. Sit back, relax and with a whistle blast and a puff of steam, you’ll be off on a nostalgic journey through the Ceredigion scenery.

For The Daring…

Dare you take a ride on the Ghost Train? For a frightfully good trip up the Rheidol Valley on Halloween, jump on the ghost-train from Aberystwyth…but make sure to watch out for things that go bump in the night! the spooky train ride lasts three hours and will be followed by a Halloween feast at Devil’s Bridge Station on return!

SculptureHeaven

Take a wander through these magical sculpture gardens. With a multitude of British hand-crafted sculptures from a whole range of materials and techniques, a stroll through these beautiful and exotic gardens will leave you with a sense of wonder. Follow the sculpture trail, relax in the Peace Gardens and explore the wonderful Gothic Garden with a collection of strange sculptures among dark purple and silver grey plants and a 30ft long earth sculpture of the Sleeping Goddess. Don’t miss out on the tea rooms either, serving delicious fresh cakes and home made cordials using produce from the gardens themselves!

 

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