Ceredigion is blessed, not only with stunning scenery, but also with vibrant, hospitable towns and villages which are an ideal way to experience the language, tradition and history of the county. One popular town is Aberystwyth, also known as the Capital of Mid-West Wales, home not only to the National Library of Wales, open to the public all year round, but also the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest centres in the UK, offering a huge variety of cultural experiences in its galleries, theatre, cinema, touring exhibitions, and workshops.
Further inland the university town of Lampeter hosts an annual food festival, part of a longstanding tradition of food festivals held all over Ceredigion, showcasing particularly the award winning artisan food and drink produced in this part of Wales, including many products endorsed by the Mynyddoedd Cambrian Mountains initiative. The county is also fortunate that so many of its fascinating and imposing monuments are easily accessible to visitors, a good example being the old abbey at Strata Florida.
The 18th century estate at Llanerchaeron is also a fine example of Ceredigion’s agricultural past and traditions preserved, and a living introduction to the history of the old Welsh Gentry.