Places to visit in and around the Cambrian Mountains

Gwybodaeth am leoedd i ymweld â nhw a lleoedd i aros

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We hope you enjoy discovering them. Please let us know your own favourites, and we will add them to the list.

Places to visit and places to stay

Visit Mid Wales – places to stay and attractions

Vale of Rheidol Railway – scenic route from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge

Discover Ceredigion – more information about the Cambrian Mountains including suggested driving tours

Twristiaeth Pumlumon Tourism – attractions, activities and accommodation in the Pumlumon area

Elenydd Wilderness Hostels – a real escape from the modern world

See also Camping in our Activities section

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Some of our favourite places to visit

Strata Florida Abbey – medieval Cistercian abbey

The Hafod Estate – one of the finest examples in Europe of a Picturesque landscape

The Arch – picnic area, trails and car park by the Jubilee Arch to the Hafod Estate

Soar y Mynydd – the remotest chapel in Wales

The Elan Valley – a beautiful unspoilt area with spectacular dams and reservoirs

Abergwesyn Common – a remote moorland including the highest point in the Elenydd, Drygarn Fawr, with its two conspicuous cairns.

Hafren Forest – A haven for wildlife, including rare birds.  Trails include a walk to the source of the River Severn, or shorter strolls to some of the many waterfalls.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines – the only known Roman gold mines in the U.K.

The Silver Mountain Experience – explore a 19th century mine

See our Towns and Villages section for more ideas


Are you a fan of the tv series ‘Hinterland?’

Many of the locations for the series were filmed in the Cambrian Mountains. Why not follow in the footsteps of DCI Mathias and his team, and discover them for yourself?

You will find more details here: Hinterland: an inside guide to the TV show’s secret locations