Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
New Quay, Ceredigion. In Welsh Ceinewydd, New Quay is a rather Cornish-looking little seaside town climbing up a hill overlooking Cardigan Bay 12 miles North of Cardigan. It grew up in the 18th and early 19th centuries, in the days when shipbuilding was an important part of life in every little inlet along the bay. New Quay actually looks East, with a sturdy stone pier curving round to protect the anchorage. The harbour dries out at low tide, leaving a fine stretch of sand, which has made the modern fortune of New Quay. In high summer the town bursts its bounds, and caravan parks sprout along the wooded slopes above the water. But New Quay has retained its charm. The houses are mainly Georgian and Victorian, making a fine effect as they line the lower slopes of the 300-ft Pencraig hill. Yachting is a major occupation. The high bluff of New Quay Head stands out seawards from the harbour. New Quay church, dedicated to St Llwchairn, was rebuilt in 1863, with only the Norman font and a carved beam over the West door left from the old building.
The sands curve round to Llanina, where the old church, at the sea-edge in the grounds of Lianina House, has been completely rebuilt.
Inland, at the point where the road to New Quay turns down from the main Aberystwyth — Cardigan highway, is Llanarth, with a church that can boast a Norman font and a standing stone with Ogham marks. At Wern Newydd, Henry VII is reputed to have stayed on his way to Bosworth. According to local tradition, he also visited Llwyndafydd. where he had a brief affair with the daughter of the house. The Parry-ap-Harrys of Cardiganshire long claimed royal blood. At Llanarth the Gilfachrheda farm became a stud after the Second World War, for breeding Palomino ponies. The ponies in most of the famous circuses came from this village.
Nearby towns: Aberaeron, Cardigan, Llandysul, Llanybydder
Nearby villages: Aberarth, Aberporth, Betws Ifan, Blaenporth, Brongwyn, Capel Cynon, Cilcennin, Ciliau-Aeron, Cribyn, Cross Inn, Cwrtnewydd, Dihewyd, Hawen, Henfynyw, Llanarth, Llanbydder, Llanerchaeron, Llangrannog, Llanina, Llanon, Llanrhystud, Llansantffraid, Llanwenog, Llanwnen, Llanybydder, Llwyndafydd, Mydroilin, Oakford, Penbryn, Pencarreg, Pennant, Ponthirwaun, Prengwyn, Rhydlewis, Rhydowen, Sarnau, Synod Inn, Talgarreg, Temple Bar, Tregroes, Tremain, Troedyraur
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation