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The Area - Things to do in Mid Wales

Tynrhyd is a welcoming year-round holiday destination. From calm and creative activities to adrenaline filled challenges; whatever the weather Ceredigion and the Cambrian Mountains has something for all ages, interests and of course your pets! Mid, North and South Wales are all easily accessible from Tynrhyd Retreat.

Take a look at the Visit Wales guide for Ceredigion for that extra holiday inspiration!

To make life easy for you we have compiled suggestions of places to go and things to do:

Eating Out

Whether you want a beer and a bite to eat, a town centre deli with artisan food and drink or a homely country pub with roaring fires, it’s all within easy reach of Tynrhyd.

We have chosen some of the best in the area for you; if you find somewhere you love, let us know and we’ll add them to the list. Bon Appetit!

The area also offers wonderful quirky options such as:

  • Delicious honey ice cream in Aberaeron, 29 miles 
  • Amazing coffee, award-winning ice cream and sorbet at Conti's 
  • Fabulous fresh fish, you can even sign up for a fish prep workshop in Y Pysgoty, Aberystwyth - 12 miles


Shopping in Ceredigion is a delight. Sleepy market towns bustle with independent shops, quirky craft makers are found down remote tracks, markets sell delicious local produce. Hunt for bargains in antique shops, discover award winning artisan gin. Browse, taste, treat yourself and take home a hoard of delights.

Aberystwyth Farmers Market

Only 10 miles from Tynrhyd, this year-round market features local home grown and made produce. Find goodies including jam, gluten free pasta, flowers, hot street food, cheese, artisan bakers, chocolate - load up your treasures and head back to Tynrhyd for your feast! Held every 1st and 3rd Saturday.  

Jane Beck Blankets

Set in a 1930's style zinc store with Art Deco details, browse and shop the World's biggest collection of new and vintage Welsh blankets. Beautiful throws, blankets, cushions, door stops, iPad covers; something for all tastes and budgets. Based in Tregaron. 

Dyfi Distillery Artisan Gin

Dyfi Distillery's Pollination Gin, Winner of the Great British Food Awards 2017, is divinely delicious. This family run business uses botanicals foraged from the Dyfi Biosphere. Like Kate Humble, visit Dyfi Distillery in Machynlleth and treat yourself - Chin Gin!  

Corris Craft Centre

9 workshops and craft makers including Dyfi Distillery, glass blowers, candle makers, toy shop, jeweller and chocolate shop. Free parking, café and Welsh food and drink shop. 25 minutes from Tynrhyd Retreat. 



Bustling University town has a wide range of independent shops and major superstores including M&S, 10 miles from Tynrhyd.


A Georgian fishing village with elegant jewel coloured buildings, 40 minutes along the coast road from Tynrhyd. Good selection of cafes, restaurants and independent shops.

• Adventure holidays
• Dog friendly holidays
• Attractions & outings
• Nature holidays
• Culture breaks
• Shopping trips
• Disability friendly
• Well being breaks
• Places to eat in Ceredigion
• Shopping in Ceredigion
• Aberystwyth farmers market
• Corris craft centre
• Dyfi distillery artisan gin
• Jane Beck Blankets
• Antiques
• Aberystwyth
• Aberaeron

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