Discover Aberaeron

Aberaeron, Ceredigion, West Wales
Aberaeron is a beautiful coastal town popular with locals and tourists alike, conveniently situated between Cardigan and Aberystwyth on the West Wales coastal road. It has a rich heritage, built as a planned development in the 1800’s by Rev. Alban Thomas Jones Gwynne. His vision was to establish a thriving industry for the local area and he succeeded in making Aberaeron a successful shipbuilding port for the 19th Century.
Aberaeron, West Wales

The attractiveness of Aberaeron town is in no small part due to the work of the Shrewsbury architect Edward Haycock who was commissioned in the 1830’s to help with the design of the town. This makes Aberaeron quite unique in West Wales due to its Regency architecture and the principal square in the town (Sgwar Alban) is built in this stunning style. The town is known in the area, not only for its Regency architecture, but also for its streets of colourful Georgian terraced houses.

Aberaeron, West Wales

There are many reasons that make Aberaeron an attractive place to live and visit. It is now a thriving harbour town with many attractions and modern day conveniences. The harbour is a popular destination for a walk, and to enjoy the many independent cafes and restaurants that adorn the winding streets. Many of the establishments boast local produce and freshly caught seafood on their menus.

Aberaeron, West Wales

The town also has a flourishing community with a modern Primary school and a well established Secondary school. The town contains many amenities such as a post office, pharmacy, local supermarket, hairdressers, bakery, hotels and petrol station. There are also local arts and crafts shops, a bookstore and local cuisine shops to satisfy the curious minded shopper.

Aberaeron, West Wales

Aberaeron hosts an array of festivals throughout the year, mainly in the summer season. For example, the town holds a Carnival every August, an annual festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs and the Aberaeron Mackerel Festival. Nearby there is the National Trust property at Llanerchaeron which is an 18th Century Georgian manor, with beautiful gardens and grounds.

Aberaeron, West Wales

Aberaeron is also on the The Coastal Way – the spectacular coastal path that runs 180 miles along the Cardigan Bay coastline from North Wales, through Ceredigion and down to Pembrokeshire. Please click here for more information.

More Info

For information on the local schools please visit Ceredigion County Council

Local Tourist Information on the town please click here.

Public transport

For information on public transport visit: Traveline Cymru or phone 0871 200 22 33.
Arriva buses have a bus service that is run hourly from most of the local villages on the Ceredigion Coast Path route.
For time tables and locations of bus stops please follow the following link: Traws Cymru T5 bus route.