Things to Do in and around Aberdovey, Wales from Cartref
Cartref is in Aberdovey (Aberdyfi), a thriving little harbour resort set within the Snowdonia National Park, where River Dovey meets the blue waters of Cardigan Bay.
- picturesque fishing village
- on the coastline of Cardigan Bay
- in the Snowdonia National Park
- ideal for the mountains and coast of Snowdonia
Aberdovey enjoys an exceptionally mild climate and as a result is affectionately known as 'The Jewel in Cardigan Bay'. It is an ideal base from which to explore southern Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay.
Attractions Around Cartref
Things To Do and Places To Visit around Cartref
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For generations Aberdovey (Aberdyfi) has entertained visitors who come to this spectacular part of Wales. The reason for it’s popularity are not hard to find.
Outdoor activities abound and include building sand castles on the golden sandy beach or the excitement of crabbing from the pier.
At the other end of the spectrum you can enjoy mountain climbing, hill walking and mountain biking on some of the most challenging, scenic and rewarding places in the United Kingdom.
For those who enjoy water sports, Aberdovey offers a fantastic choice including sailing, canoeing, surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing.
Finally for golf enthusiasts Aberdovey Golf Club is ranked in the UK’s top 100 courses.
Prefer to do things at a more leisurely pace, then hop aboard the Cambrian Coast Railway, where you can enjoy spectacular scenery from the comfort of your seat. The line runs through Aberdovey all the way to Pwllheli on the Lleyn Peninsula or going in the opposite direction alongside the beautiful Dovey estuary to Machynlleth. The station is just across the road from Cartref.
There are also many Narrow Gauge Steam Railways in the area the nearest being the Talyllyn Railway in Tywyn. Wales is famous for it's castles, with Castell-y-Bere and Harlech Castle close by.
You can also visit the craft workshops at the Corris Craft Centre, enjoy an exciting underground adventure at King Arthur's Labyrinth, or the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) that pioneers green technology.
Birdwatchers can visit the RSPB Ynys-hir Bird Reserve, Dyfi Osprey Project, and the Red Kite Centre.
When it’s time to sit down, relax and have something to eat or drink there are many options: cosy tea rooms and coffee shops, traditional seaside fish & chips, convivial public houses offering lunch & dinner to top quality restaurants providing fine wine & dining options. See some of the places to eat in and around Aberdovey.
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