Mid-Wales

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Mid-Wales - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Victorian Festival

    Festival–Sight

    The Victorian Festival takes over Llandrindod Wells for a week in late August. Everyone from shopkeepers to hotel clerks dresses up in period...Read More

  • 2. Aberystwyth Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The British writer Caitlin Moran once wrote fondly of Aberystwyth's "Glitter-glue sea and smashed-cake castle," and these crumbling ruins at...Read More

  • 3. Ceredigion Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a flamboyant 1905 Edwardian theater, the Ceredigion Museum has collections related to folk history and the building's own music hall...Read More

  • 4. Constitution Hill

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    At the northern end of the beach promenade, Constitution Hill dominates the skyline. From the top you can see much of the Welsh coastline (and...Read More

  • 5. Great Aberystwyth Camera Obscura

    Observatory/Planetarium

    A modern version of a Victorian amusement, Great Aberystwyth Camera Obscura is a massive 14-inch lens that gives you a bird's-eye view of Cardigan...Read More

  • 6. MOMA Wales

    Museum/Gallery

    No relation to MOMA in New York, this small but superb modern art gallery hosts exhibits focusing on the work of Welsh artists. For a week in...Read More

  • 7. National Library of Wales

    Library/Archive

    This massive neoclassical building next to the University of Wales houses notable Welsh and other Celtic literary works among its more than...Read More

  • 8. Penglais Woods

    Forest

    For a couple of weeks in late April or May, a stretch of woodland east of Aberystwyth comes alive with a carpet of purple-hued bluebells. It...Read More

  • 9. Quaker Heritage Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    In the town square, this museum commemorates the area's strong links with the Quaker movement and the Quakers' emigration to the American colonies. ...Read More

  • 10. Ty Siamas

    Museum/Gallery

    The National Centre for Welsh Folk Music is in the converted Victorian Market Hall and Assembly Rooms. It has a fascinating interactive folk...Read More

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