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Aberaeron's harbour and picturesque Georgian houses

Aberaeron is a coastal town in Ceredigion, Wales.


Aberaeron is a Welsh-speaking seaside town, with multicoloured houses, a harbour and many small independent shops.

Get in[edit]

There is no train station. The nearest is in Aberystwyth, from where there are buses. By road, the main A487 runs through the town.

Get around[edit]

It's about a 20 minute drive to Aberystwyth. To the south there are good beaches at Llangrannog and Cwmtydu.


  • The town and harbour. Aberaeron is well known for its multicoloured houses and buildings. Take a stroll down the High Street and around the harbour. Look out for the local family of Bottle-nosed Dolphins out to sea.



  • Cegin Cymru (Welsh Kitchen), 18 Market Street. Lovely little shop selling locally-produced delicacies. The farmhouse cheeses are a particular favourite.
  • Aeron Sports2 Alban Square. Fishing tackle and other sports gear


The Harbourmaster Hotel ('Gwesty'r Harbwr' in Welsh) has a superb restaurant, specialising in seafood. For a cheaper, yet tasty and substantial meal, try the New Celtic fish-and-chips restaurant (eat in or take away).

The Famous Holgate's Honey Ice Cream, from The Hive on the Quay[1]. Also holds a cafe/restaurant serving more substantial meals. Located exactly where the name implies!

  • Friends Coffee Shop5 Alban Square +44 1545 571122. A great cafe/takeaway specialising in baguettes and Segafredo coffee. Great quality food at very reasonable prices with a warm and friendly atmosphere.



  • The Harbourmaster Hotel (Gwesty'r Harbwr), Pen Cei, Aberaeron +44 1545 570755. A cobalt blue small hotel with views of the sea and harbour. £80-£120 per night for bed and breakfast.
  • Nant Meigan (Holiday Home), Aberaeron +44 7971 282007. Located in the centre of the famous seaside town of Aberaeron, West Wales, 'Nant Meigan' is a Grade 2 listed Georgian terrace holiday let, in the centre of a historic town. A five minute walk to the pebble beach, and backing onto the river Aeron, the property enjoys a walled garden that provides privacy and tranquility, centrally located to give you plenty of choices for enjoyable outings in West Wales and your own Welsh Holiday
  • Riverwalk holiday cottage +44 1782 799262. Holiday cottage sleeps 6 up to £475.

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