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Ponterwyd is a village in Ceredigion.



Get in


It is on the A44 about 20 km from Aberystwyth.

The 525-X47 [dead link] buses running between Aberystwyth and Llanidloes pass through Ponterwyd

Get around

Lake at Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian. (all the dots are red kites!)


  • 1 [dead link] Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre. Almost guaranteed to see Red Kites as they are feed every day at the lake below the visitors centre.
  • 2 Silver Mountain Experience, Llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3AB, +44 1970 890-620. Open 9AM-5PM: Apr-Jul Tu-Th Sa Su, Aug daily, Jan-Feb Sa Su, Mar Tu Th Sa Su; also open most school holidays. Mining museum in restored Victorian-era silver mine buildings, 45-minute guided tours of the mine and trail. Café and souvenir shop; special events seasonally. Online: adult £18, senior/student £16, child 3-15 £14; £2 surcharge for each ticket purchased at the gate.


  • Hiking. Number of walks from the Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre car park.




  • George Borrow Hotel. serves good food




  • 1 George Borrow Hotel, +44 1970 890230. Hotel, restaurant and bar. Excellent traditional British food (meat pies, faggots, curry ..), building is old but rooms are comfortably modern furnished. Simple basic bar (double dragon beer) as well as beer garden for the rare days it is not raining. Friendly, efficient service.
  • 2 Ffynnon Cadno, +44 1970 890224. Guest house



Go next

Routes through Ponterwyd
Aberystwyth  W  E  → Llangurig Newtown/Rhayader

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