Glanafon Guest House is ideally situated at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains, making it the perfect retreat for activities such as walking, fishing, horse riding, cycling, bird watching and many more outdoor pursuits.
Nearby towns of Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, New Quay, Tregaron, Cardigan and many more are only short drives away.
Tregaron is an ideal place for people who enjoy, cycling, walking, bird-watching and fishing as well as being a central location for the many historic sites and attractions that West Wales has to offer. In the early 19th century Tregaron was a thriving market town and a staging post for drovers taking their animals over the bleak Cambrian Mountains to the markets of England.Tregaron nestles in the foothills of the Cambrian mountains near the mountainous source of the river Teifi. To the east of Tregaron stretch mile after mile of heathered hills, some of the last great unspoiled areas of Wales. To the north is Cors Caron or Tregaron Bog, a huge red-tinted marshland. A National Nature Reserve, Cors Caron is famous for the variety of wildlife and birds to be spotted there.
Aberaeron is one of Wales' very first "planned" towns, the idea of establishing a port at the Aeron's mouth having been the brainchild of a local cleric - the Reverend Alban Jones-Gwynne - in the nineteenth century. The town celebrated its bicentenary in 2007. Aberaeron's most striking feature is its architecture. One house in every four is listed either as being of special architectural or historical interest. Aberaeron is a popular shopping centre for its surrounding hinterland and also offers a selection of crafts and local produce at small shops within the town and at the Clôs Pengarreg Crafts Centre.
The town of Aberystwyth was established over seven hundred years ago by virtue of a charter awarded by Edward I. However, neighbouring Llanbadarn Fawr is a much older settlement whose history is more based upon native Welsh culture. In contemporary times, many regard Aberystwyth as being the cultural capital of Wales. In addition to the National Library of Wales and the very first College of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth also houses the largest Arts Centre in Wales. Aberystwyth is surrounded on three sides by some of the most glorious countryside in Great Britain -the Cambrian Mountains and the Rheidol Valley - which you can explore on one of Wales's Great Little Trains: the Vale of Rheidol Railway, not to mention Ceredigion's Heritage Coast and Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation as well as one of the most concentrated collections of award-winning beaches in the UK.
The most southerly of Ceredigion's towns, Cardigan guards the entrance to the county from Pembrokeshire. Located on the northern bank of the Teifi estuary, Cardigan is surrounded by stunning countryside with much of that environment carrying Special Area of Conservation status.The Teifi Valley is a Special Area of Conservation whilst, seaward, lies the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation. Ceredigion's Heritage Coast stretches northward from the Teifi Estuary with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park extending to the south.
New Quay remains one of the favourite holiday destinations of thousands of people from Wales each year. For many families, taking holidays at New Quay is a tradition stretching back for generations. For generation after generation the sons of New Quay seem to have answered the call of the sea and sailed the oceans far and wide. New Quay has been both a busy ship-building centre and a thriving commercial port. Those days, however, were the days of sail and it is under canvass that New Quay remains as one of Wales' most popular sailing centres. As you take a boat trip out into Ceredigion's Bay from New Quay, look out for dolphins, seals and other rare animals and birds that inhabit the Bay's sheltering waters. The New Quay area boasts some of the highest numbers of dolphins spotted on the entire west coast of Wales.