Cardigan Bay Hotels
Best Western have 2 hotels in Cardigan Bay
Cardigan Bay is a large enclosed inlet of the fresh and blue Irish Sea, just above the Bristol Channel, and is a remarkable part of the country. Best Western has two beautiful hotels in Cardigan Bay. The first, Lamphey Court Hotel and Spa, has a majestic and regal feel to it, its large front entrance, supported by columns, is reminiscent of the White House. The other, the Diplomat Hotel and Spa in Llanelli, is slightly cosier, although still boasts three restaurants as well as a steam room and sauna. Book a stay in either for a heavenly short break in rural Wales. Either Cardigan Bay hotel promises an enchanting short break.
Town and city breaks in Cardigan Bay
Cardigan Bay encapsulates most of the West Coast of Wales, including numerous seaside towns and villages of various sizes and styles. Quarried stone arches mark the Gothic entrance to Cardigan's mysterious old guildhall. The old town lies on the estuary of the River Teifi and has good shopping facilities as well as a theatre and a modern arts centre. New Quay, a historic fishing and shipbuilding centre, is certainly worth a visit from your hotel in Cardigan Bay. Follow family-favourite Dylan Thomas's whisky-fuelled steps through the towns cliff-top terraced streets.
Holidays in the Cardigan Bay countryside
This is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and attractive areas in Wales. Head in any direction from your Cardigan Bay hotel and you are sure to be taken aback by the untouched and peaceful surroundings. Why not try a spot of canoeing down the River Teifi, starting by the pools near Tregaron, however, make sure you check the tides and always be considerate to fishermen. For bracing walks, look no further than the Ceredigion Coastal Path. It's just one mile to St Dogmaels for some charming 12th-centrury abbey ruins. Adjacent cycle paths are also worth investigating and will guide you to Llangrannog's pretty bay where indigenous wildlife is abundant.
Beach holidays in Cardigan Bay
The coastline is magnificent all the way around the Bay, varying from rugged cliffs, rolling hillsides, secluded coves and buzzing beaches. Wild ponies roam around Cwmtydu Beach where old lime kilns line the back of the beach, a space widely thought to be the hiding place for smugglers' booty. Aberporth Beach is a favourite destination for families and should be visited no matter where you're staying. Windbreakers should be worn by the keenest of rock pool explorers as the vast beach could take hours to investigate thoroughly.
Attractions in Cardigan Bay
Stay at a hotel in Cardigan Bay to meet the charming local wildlife such as curious grey seals off Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park. One of the most popular activities in which to indulge along the coast is dolphin spotting. The well-known Bottle-Nosed species can often be seen leaping and darting through the waves, hunting in pods of up to thirty individuals. Porpoises and Grey Seals are also often sighted from the Ceredigion Coast Path. Rare Welsh pigs are bred on the National Trust's John Nash estate at Llanerchaeron. Book a Best Western hotel in Cardigan Bay to experience this and much more.