Day trips.

What to do? Where to go?

New Quay is centrally located on the Cardigan Bay coast and there are many interesting places to visit, and fun activities to enjoy, from Aberystywyth in the north to Cardigan in the south. There are many lovely beaches, and a variety of Museums and places of historical importance within about an hour's car journey.

Llanerchaeron near Aberaeron

An elegant Georgian villa, in the Aeron valley. The estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake. Booking required. Tel: 01545 570200.



7 miles from New Quay is Aberaeron - a charming regency town with its coloured house and lovely harbour. It has much to offer visitors.


Cenarth on the Teifi

View the famous Cenarth Falls, and visit the Coracle Museum. This is an deal picnic spot beside the river Teifi.

Cors Caron

Cors Caron - Tregaron Bog.

Cors Caron National Nature Reserve is a vast area of wetland filling the broad valley of the River Teifi near Tregaron.

Strata Florida

Strata Florida Abbey

Grand medieval abbey where generations of Welsh princes are buried. It has stood on the banks of the river Teifi since 1201. Cadw tel: 03000 252239 Click here for more...

The Coastal Path

The Coastal Path

New Quay is mid way along the all Wales Coastal path. Walk north to Aberaeron or south to Cwmtydu and Llangrannog.

Cors Caron

Cilgeran Castle.

Uncover nearly 800 years of history at the magnificent Cilgeran Castle. This 13th-century fortress overlooks the spectacular Teifi Gorge.

St DOgmaels Abbey

St Dogmaels Abbey

Close to Cardigan, the Benedictine Tironensian Abbey is at St Dogmaels, there is also a community visitors centre and museum here - tel: Tel. 01239 615389.

The Coastal Path

Aberystwyth Museum

The museum is home to both permanent and temporary displays that explore Ceredigion’s heritage, culture and art. Tel: 01970 633088

The Vale of Rheidol railway.

The Vale of Rheidol railway.

Running from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge it re-creates the Edwardian spirit of adventure. Step aboard one of our restored steam trains for a stunning journey along the Rheidol Valley. Tel: 01970 625819.

Internal Fire Museum

Internal Fire Museum.

Museum of Power with working engines from 1850s steam engines through to modern high speed diesels. Tel: 01239 811212

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

The Dolaucothi Gold Mines

The Dolaucothi Gold Mines are ancient Roman surface and underground mines located in the valley of the River Cothi, near Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire, Wales. tel: 01558 650177.

About us

West Wales Cottages and West Wales Caravans have been operating in and around New Quay since 1999. We are a small family business and operate from our historic smallholding - Once known as Black Lion Fields and then associated with Jack Patrick's family ('Jack Pat' of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood) on the hill above New Quay. Open 9 am to 9 pm Seven days a week. Call 01545 561707 with any questions or enquiries.

View from Nant y Gido

West Wales Cottages / West Wales Caravans - Nant y Gido, New Quay SA45 9TR

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