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Some Interesting things to do in the Locality in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire

Things To Do and Places to go

Updated: 13th, February 2011
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There are plenty of things to do and many fantastic places to visit, and all within a short drive of Nineoaks, here are some of them:-

The general location of Ceredigion within South West WalesCeredigion is located on the South West Coast of Wales and is almost unknown as a holiday destination and is well worth a visit - you won't be disappointed! With crystal clear waters, beautiful bays, fabulous scenery and views with lots to see and do.

About 2 miles away from Nineoaks' is is the picturesque fishing village of New Quay, West Wales with stunning sweeping sandy bays, crystal clear waters, and a busy little harbour. From the Harbour Break Water Dolphins and Seals can seen nearly every day. The best times to see them are on the change of the tide, when it changes from high-to-low water or low-to-high water. Close by, in 2005, Hump Backed whales and a large pod of Dolphins estimated at 1000 strong were seen within 100 yards of the shore!

Here you can check on activities around and about New Quay.

A little further north is the University Town of Aberystwyth with castle, cliffs, huge sandy bays and plenty of shops. Travelling time from the fishery about 25 minutes
Also 25 minutes travelling south and definitely worth a visit is the beautiful town of Cardigan with lovely quaint shops and a real sense of history.

Out & About

- Castles, gardens, caves, red kites, waterfalls, museums, steam trains....
Corris Mine Explorers

Step back in time with Corris Mine Explorers in Mid Wales as you explore the workings of an old Welsh Slate Mine.

Take a walk through time through the vast underground caverns of the disused mines and way back to 1836 when the mines were first worked. See the machinery and miners' tools, their candles and even a packet of cigarettes. It feels as if the miners have just gone with lots of things they left behind still in place.

Rheidol steam Railway Located in Aberystwyth - The Vale of Rheidol Railway one of the great little trains of Wales.
Devil’s Bridge falls Famous waterfalls and lots of great walks and 3 bridges, one atop the other!
New Quay boat trips Scenic boat trips, look out for seals and Dolphins.
Dolaucothi gold mine Pumsaint – , try panning for Welsh gold in a Roman Mine. Checkout the Welsh Gold website for more details!
King Arthurs Labyrinth A mystical tour through tunnels and caves.
center for Alternative Technology Corris nr Machynlleth – all you need to know for a green lifestyle.

45 minutes away. Europe's leading Eco-center for Alternative Technology has something for everyone. including amazing views of Snowdonia!

Llanerchaeron Near Aberaeron - beautiful gardens and National Trust Mansion. Local 18th,-century Welsh gentry estate - 10 minutes drive away.
National Botanical Garden Located near Carmarthen, beautiful gardens and plants and a large indoor area underneath a huge glass dome.
National Woollen Museum Dre-fach Felindre, Carmarthenshire – find out about the Welsh woollen industry.
Red Kite feeding center Nant yr Arian – watch the majestic red kites being fed from the visitor center.

They are frequently seen overhead at Nineoaks along with Buzzards too.

Ynslas sand dunes Near Borth – great walks overlooking the Dyfi Estuary
Cors Caron wetland Near Tregaron – important nature reserve, bird watching and walks
Tyglyn walled garden Ciliau Aeron – a secret garden, peaceful and refreshing - good playground too!
Cilgerran Castle A striking 13th century ruined castle
Denmark Farm Lovely walks around this wild life and conservation center
Theatre Too many events to list individually. Check their Web Site for latest details
Museum and Art Gallery The museum is a treasure trove and fun to explore the history of Ceredigion
Cinemas The local cinemas are located in Cardigan (01239 62 1200) or Aberystwyth (01970 612421)
New Quay Honey Farm Local and fascinating world of the Honeybee and ants. On-site Shop ~ Tea Rooms ~ Meadery.
New Quay to Cwmtydu Coastal walk of about 4 miles through old smugglers haunts and deep valley's to the pebble beach where Seals come ashore to have their pups each autumn.
A view of the beautiful Cenarth Falls

Cenarth Falls

About 20 minutes away with peaceful walks, water falls, salmon leap and coracle centre
A view of Aberaeron's Harbour Also close to the fishery is the bustling holiday town of Aberaeron, Wales' own little "Tobymory" with coloured Victorian houses where everyone has painted them a different colour. A lovely little harbour with plenty of places to eat and drink and a bustling place to experience. Well worth a visit.
Oakwood Theme Park The largest theme park in Wales - about 1 hours drive.
Folly Farm One of the best family adventure parks - about 1 hours drive away.
International Welsh Cob Center Derwen Stud International Welsh Cob center, home of fine equine horses cobs, the most beautiful and versatile horse in the world. About 1 hour away.
A view of the beautiful Llangranog Bay

A view of the beautiful Llangranog Bay

The beautiful little cove of Llangranog with a lovely sandy beach and great for the kids to go surfing with a body board. Car Parking and a Beach side Cafe'. About 15 minutes drive away.
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park See Dolphins, Seals, Birds almost every day and lots more on the Coastal Farm 200 yards from the sea.

Walking

Nineoaks is a great base for a walking holiday. There are miles of footpaths and registered walks around the fishery to explore. Plus a stroll around the site, which is particularly beautiful, where there are plenty of birds and wild-life to see. Red kites and Buzzards are a common sight overhead and plenty of Finches, Woodpecker's, Tree Creepers and other birds can be seen daily.

The fishery is close to the Aeron Valley route from Aberaeron to Lampeter and the Ceredigon coastal path which encompasses dramatic cliffs, sandy bays, fantastic views and wildlife.

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