Want to get out and about during your stay? Felin Geri is the ideal base for exploring the local area. In the County of Ceredigion it’s also on the border of both Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. There are endless opportunities to find activities and interesting places to visit during your stay, whatever the weather or time of year.
The perfect escape from modern life, Felin Geri isn’t too remote being just 1.5 miles from the attractive market town of Newcastle Emlyn. With a range of shops, galleries and the weekly livestock and produce markets, Newcastle Emlyn provides a true glimpse of traditional Welsh life.
Places of Interest Nearby
The town of Cardigan is only a 15 minute drive away with its castle, indoor market and cinema/theatre complex, ideal for rainy days. Just south of Cardigan there is also Cilgerran Castle, a 13th century fortress that overlooks the spectacular Teifi Gorge.
Visit the village of Cenarth, only 3 miles from Felin Geri, famous for its waterfalls and salmon leap. Also home of the National Coracle Centre where you can see various examples of this ancient form of transport.
For those who love history and gardens, the Llanerchaeron Estate is a must see attraction. Owned by the National Trust, it features a beautifully restored Georgian villa designed by John Nash and largely unaltered for over 200 years.
Llanerchaeron lies just up the road from the elegant harbour town of Aberaeron with its colourfully painted Georgian houses and growing reputation for good food.
A drive into Carmarthenshire may take you to Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse at Laugharne or to the beautiful house and gardens at Aberglasney.
A day can soon disappear at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with its spectacular Glasshouse set in over 500 acres of gardens and parkland.
Further afield in Pembrokeshire there is St Davids, the smallest city in the UK. In reality not much more than a large village, St Davids was granted city status because of the presence of the Cathedral.
Steeped in history and the birthplace of Henry VII, Pembroke Castle is also well worth a visit.
Beautiful Beaches and Coastline
The closest coastline is Cardigan Bay, with the Ceredigion coastal path providing walkers with some of the finest scenery in the UK. The Pembrokeshire coastal path and the Prescelli Mountains give keen walkers plenty of choice.
There are many beautiful beaches along this stretch of coast, several of them with the blue flag that is only awarded to the cleanest, safest and best beaches in the UK. Some of the local beaches are also dog friendly so perfect if you plan to bring your dog on holiday with you.
From the pretty seaside holiday town of Newquay to the rugged, untouched beauty of Penbryn beach, there is something for everyone within easy driving distance from Felin Geri.
For the more adventurous, a boat trip is the perfect opportunity to explore Cardigan Bay from the water. Famous for it’s dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea birds, a wonderful experience for all ages.
Activities for Everyone
Walk the Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire Coastal Paths. Enjoy a game of golf or take in the beautiful scenery while on horseback or cycling. There is something for everyone in West Wales.
Various watersports are also available – wind surfing, sailing or surfing off the Cardigan Bay coast. Or paddle a canoe or kayak along the Teifi river.
Interested in wildlife and conservation? Visit the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes, near Cardigan. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has numerous and varied sites across the area that are open to the public.
Or, visit one of the regional agricultural shows that take place through the summer months. Spending a day with local farmers and their livestock will give you a true snapshot of Welsh rural life and culture.
If you are interested in tasting locally produced food various food and fish festivals take place during the summer. Also, look out for the honesty shops to be found by the side of the road.