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For a traditional family holiday beside the sea, look no further than an escape to Aberaeron. With a traditional harbour, colourful collection of Georgian townhouses and range of sandy beaches within easy reach, Aberaeron is one of Wales' best kept secrets, promising an idyllic destination for luxury self-catering cottage holidays in west Wales.

Holidays in Aberaeron Centrally located in the heart of Cardigan Bay, Aberaeron sits at the mouth of the Aeron River and has been welcoming visitors for centuries into its charming collection of welsh cottages. Equidistant with Aberystwyth and Cardigan, Aberaeron flaunts an idyllic position for enjoyable family holidays beside the sea in Wales. With its collection of colourful of harbourside cottages, this vibrant coastal town flaunts authentic seaside charm by the bucketful. Many of the buildings boast classical Georgian architecture due to the construction of the harbour in 1805 to accommodate the growing fishing industry. Today a small fleet of fishing boasts still operate from Aberaeron’s shores and with a handful of excellent restaurants serving up feasts of fresh local seafood, enjoying a self-catering holiday will be a breeze.

Activities in Aberaeron Families will be in their element when on holiday in Aberaeron due to the wealth of activities available. Set sail from the harbour on a boat trip to discover Cardigan Bay’s unique marine ecology, cruising past the Heritage Coast whilst keeping eyes peeled for the local wildlife. Hidden on the edge of the town is the old railway track which offers walkers, cyclists and runners a wide traffic-free pathway which wends its way for three kilometres before reaching the National Trusts’ Llanerchaeron, a historic Georgian mansion with a walled garden ornamental lake and parkland to explore. For interesting day trips out, head to the attractive seaside resort of New Quay or simply stroll through Abaeron itself and uncover why it was voted the ‘Best Place to Live in Wales’ before heading home to your luxury self-catering cottage.

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