Discover the Ceredigion Countryside
Ael Y Bryn, Your Mid Wales Retreat
The Super Dog Friendly, Equestrian B&B
Croeso i Ael Y Bryn, Gwyliau Cefn Gwlad Llangwyryfon
We have today received notice from the Welsh Government that all holiday accommodation are to be closed. The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 are in force until further notice.
In compliance with the regulations we are no longer accepting bookings and all existing bookings will be cancelled.
We have already contacted guest who have booked to stay with us in April. At present we are not contacting guests who have booked to stay with us in May but will do so later in April if the regulations have not been lifted. Should any guests wish to cancel they may do so by contacting us. There are no penalties for doing so.
We want to assure guests that we can weather this storm and will open again as soon as possible. We do hope those guest who have had their stay with is cancelled will book to stay with us again in the future. Thank you all very much for your continued support and kind messages. Please stay at home and stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to Ael Y Bryn soon.
We would be delighted to welcome you to our Mid Wales, Super Dog-Friendly, equestrian Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Ceredigion Countryside. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay and bring your Horse, Dog, Bike or Boots, or just to unwind and relax, we are the place for you.
Ael Y Bryn (Brow of the Hill) is a 19th-century farmhouse B&B in 13.5 acres of Welsh pasture, just outside Aberystwyth. It’s a beautiful setting with stunning views and fresh Atlantic air and we would be delighted to share it with you. And your dogs and horses can come too!
We have all you would need. A good nights sleep, a wholesome breakfast with fresh local ingredients and a small friendly team of staff who want you to have the best stay possible. Nothing is too much trouble, all you have to do is ask. We offer a range of comfortable rooms with luxury bathrooms (roll top baths with separate shower), secure parking, stabling for up to 7 horses, an all-weather Manège and a heated outdoor swimming pool. All set in 13.5 acres of quality Mid Wales pasture with stunning views over the hills, towards the sea. We are an ideal base to explore the Ceredigion Countryside, the Mid Wales Coastal Path along Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains.......
Christmas at Ael Y Bryn - 3 Nights stay with all the Trimmings £600 for Two
Still some places available for Christmas. Arrive on 24th for a three-night stay, with a mulled wine and mince pie reception followed by an Evening Meal. After Christmas Eve festivities get a good nights sleep and awake to a Christmas Breakfast. Take a walk and breath in the fresh Atlantic air or visit Aberystwyth while we prepare our delicious Christmas lunch menu.
On boxing day, after breakfast, you can lounge about or go and take part in the boxing day Christmas activities in the area. Boxing day night we will prepare a buffet supper.
All for £600 based on two sharing. Our group room is still available for four people for £850 all included.
Call now to book your place. 01974 241744 or 07486 486671
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Devils Bridge Falls is a world famous tourist attraction in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and 12 miles from the seaside town of Aberystwyth . These unique waterfalls have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th century, including William Wordsworth who wrote about the “Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge”. Today, the Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Rheidol Gorge. Click Here for the Devil's Bridge Website.
Bwich Nat Yr - Arian Forest Visitor Centre
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley and has commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains.
It is well-known for its long established tradition of daily feeding of red kites, Wales’s National Bird of Prey.
There is a range of trails for walkers, mountain bikers, and runners which are waymarked from the visitor centre.
There is also a skills park with a purpose-built track for mountain bikers to practice their technique and a waymarked circular trail for horse riders along forest tracks, paths and quiet tarmacked roads.
Bwlch Nant yr Arian has been awarded the Gold Award by Visit Wales for attractions which make an exceptional effort to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for their visitors.
Wood cabin with walking and cycling trail information, plus daily red kite feeding and a cafe.
Address: Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AD
Open ⋅ Closes 5PM
The Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway is a 1 ft 11 ³⁄₄ in narrow gauge heritage railway, opened in 1902, that runs for 11 ³⁄₄ miles between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales. Daily trains run to the world famous Devil's Bridge and events are organised throughout the year.. Wikipedia
Address: Park Ave, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG
Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum
At the Ceredigion Museum you can see permanent and temporary displays that explore Ceredigion’s heritage, culture and art.
As well as being a thriving museum they also have film nights, performances, workshops, a busy café serving delicious local produce and a museum shop.
Ceredigion Museum has a collection of over 60,000 objects illustrating the varied heritage of the county of Ceredigion. A must visit venue during your stay with us.
Telephone: 01970 633088
What's On - http://www.ceredigionmuseum.wales/whats-on/
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
The museum is open on bank holidays but will be closed between Christmas and New Year.
Parts of the museum are occasionally closed for special events or during exhibition change overs, please keep an eye out here for up to date information.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'. It has a wide-ranging artistic programme, both producing and presenting, across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media, and community arts and is recognised as a national centre for arts development. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a department of Aberystwyth University and a member of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Main Admin: 01970 622882 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm)
Box Office: 01970 62 32 32 (Monday to Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sundays 1.30 - 5.30pm)
WHATS ON GUIDE https://issuu.com/aberystwytharts/docs/website_aberystwyth_arts_centre_autumn_brochure_20
National Trust Llanerchaeron Estate
An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake
The villa, designed in the 1790s, is a complete example of the early work of John Nash. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, giving a full 'upstairs, downstairs' experience.
The walled kitchen gardens, pleasure grounds, ornamental lake and parkland offer peaceful walks, while the Home Farm complex has an impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings. A working farm, there are Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep, and rare Welsh pigs as well as chickens, geese and doves.
Only assistance dogs are allowed on the property. However, dogs on leads are welcome in the woodland and parkland walks. For more information about our walks, please ask at the visitor building.
The Welsh Quilt Centre
Since opening in 2009 The Welsh Quilt Centre has become an exceptional venue in the heart of the Teifi Valley. It was officially opened in 2010 by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The idea to open a centre to celebrate and promote a wider understanding of the Welsh Quilt, came from Jen Jones, whose obsession with collecting Welsh Quilts, Blankets and textiles has spanned over forty years. Jen’s perseverance has led to the saving and preservation of this vital part of Welsh heritage. This has been appreciated by the Cambrian Mountains Initiative, leading to Jen Jones being appointed as Tourism Ambassador. The Cambrian Mountains Initiative was inspired by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to ‘sustain traditional Welsh upland farms and rural communities'.
Here at Lampeter’s historic Town Hall we believe we offer a truly unique experience by celebrating the ancient art of the Welsh Quilt alongside the contemporary works of local and international artists. Our annual exhibitions take place between March and October/November. There is so much to see in our 3 Galleries, Gallery Shop and we even have a Café-Deli next door.
Call us on +44 01570 - 422 088
The Welsh Quilt Centre
The Town Hall,
Tel: +44 (0)1570 422 088
Welsh Quilt Centre Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am to 3.00pm
If you have an enquiry during closing hours, please phone 01570 480 610 or 01570 480 112 or
Cambrian Mountains - Rugged and Wild Wales
The Cambrian Mountains has a range of walking trails, exploring gentle woodland and tumbling waterfalls,the routes of medieval monks, romantic 18th century writers and poets in search of adventure, and the tracks of drovers and miners of the 19th century. Find quiet solitude on some of Ceredigion’s more challenging walks in the vast expanse of moorland and upland lakes,and view the peaks of Snowdonia and the Beacons of south Wales from a different perspective - from the summit of Pumlumon.
For more information CLICK HERE for the Discover Ceredigion website.
From the Coast to the Mountains in the footsteps of the miners
The route linking the Ceredigion coast at Borth with Devil's Bridge in the Cambrian Moountains (also known as the Mal Evans Way) is described in six sections:
1 Borth - Talybont Borth - Talybont.pdf
2 Talybont - Blwch Nant yr ArianTalybont - Nant yr Arian.pdf
3 Bwlch Nant yr Arian - Devil's BridgeNant yr Arian - Pontarfynach / Devil's Bridge .pdf
4 Devil's Bridge - PontrhydygroesPontarfynach / Devil's Bridge - Pontrhydygroes.pdf
5 Pontrhydygroes - PontrhydfendigaidPontrhydygroes - Pontrhydfendigaid.pdf
6 Pontrhydfendigaid to the Ystwyth Trail. Pontrhydfendigaid - Llwybr Ystwyth Trail.pdf
You can follow the Ystwyth Trail back to Aberystwyth.
There are circular routes at locations where it's worth spending a bit more time exploring the details:
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Nant yr Arian.pdf
Each red pin on the map below represents the starting point for a range of walks in the Cambrian Mountains area. The blue circles take you to locations where there are several walks from the same starting point. Click on the red pin or blue circle for a downloadable pdf description and directions.