National Wool Museum, Drefach
Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the National Wool Museum, Re-opened in 2004 following major re-development, this flagship museum is a new and exciting place to visit with something for everyone to enjoy.Â Follow the process from Fleece to Fabric and visit the sympathetically restored listed mill buildings. There you can see Historic Machinery and brand new features such as the glass roofed courtyard.
A raised walkway gives a unique view of textiles in production at Melin Teifi, the site’s commercial woollen mill, while the Textile Gallery displays aspects of the National Flat Textile Collection for the first time.Â Families can have fun following the specially designed trail, ‘A Woolly Tale’, and create their own guide to making and using woollen cloth, trying their hand at carding, spinning and sewing along the way.Â 20 minutes drive away,Â Dre-Fach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire SA44 5UPÂ Phone:Â 029 2057 3070Â Website
18th-century Welsh gentry estate – with house, walled gardens and home farm This rare example of a self-sufficient 18th-century Welsh minor gentry estate has survived virtually unaltered.Â The villa, designed in the 1790s, is the most complete example of the early work of John Nash. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, and walled kitchen gardens (with all its produce for sale when in season).The pleasure grounds and ornamental lake and parkland provide peaceful walks. The Home Farm complex has an impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings and is a working organic farm with Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs. 20 minutes drive away.Â near Aberaeron, SA48 8DGÂ Telephone:Â 01545 570200
Cae Hir Gardens, CribynÂ
Covering 6 acres of rural Welsh hillside in Ceredigion, Cae Hir Gardens is 6 acres of rural Welsh hillside in Ceredigion. Â The gardens were created by Dutchman Wil Akkermans, whose family have a history of over 200 years of Horticulture The gardens were started in 1983 and opend in 1989. The gardens also includes a tea room. Â 30 minutes drive away. Cribyn,Lampeter, Ceredigion,SA48 7NG Tel: 01570 470839Â WebsiteÂ Prices:Â Adults & OAPs: Â£5.00, Children 6 â€“ 16: Â£1.00 Children Under 6: FreeÂ Open seven days a week 10amâ€“5pm
Welsh Quilts Centre, Lampeter
The Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre opened in Lampeter Town Hall in 2009 to celebrate the Welsh Quilt and to promote a wider understanding of the importance of this regional art form.Here you can enjoy stunning exhibitions of Welsh Quilts in the gallery, attend quilt-related courses or just browse the intriguing Welsh Quilt Centre Gallery Shop. The original cottage shop in Llanybydder also remains open. Â 35 minutes drive. Â The Town Hall, High Street, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7BB Tel: +44 (0)1570 422 088 Website
Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort
Castell Henllys is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and one of many prehistoric promontory forts in the National Park dating to around 600BC.Â What makes this site particularly important is that archaeologists have been excavating here for over twenty years and thatched Iron Age buildings have been reconstructed on their original foundations.As a resource for understanding the Iron Age, Castell Henllys is second to none, providing a unique combination of Scheduled Ancient Monument, archaeological excavation and experimental archaeology.Â Meline,Â Felindre Farchog,CeredigionÂ SA41 3UTÂ Tel: 01239 891319 Â Website:Â www.castellhenllys.comÂ 30 minutes drive away.Â
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RAMBLERS ASSOCIATION WALES
Aberystwyth, Cardigan & Lampeter Ramblers welcome visitors.
CARDIGAN BAY KARTING, PAINTBALL & GIANT MAZE CENTRE
Telephone:Â 01545 580794 / 01545 580385 / 07875 095093
THE BWLCH NANT YR ARIAN FOREST VISITOR CENTRE
Waymarked walking and mountain biking trails, daily red kite feeding.
Telephone:Â 01970 890694
THE VALE OF RHEIDOL RAILWAYÂ
Telephone:Â 01239 621200
18Â minutesÂ drive away