A main attraction of Mid Wales is the county of Ceredigion, one of the most popular areas in the entire country. As well as a host of walking, cycling and mountain biking activities, the area is well-known for its exceptional fishing opportunities in the rivers and lakes of Cardigan Bay. Indeed the county is renowned for sea trout fishing on the seaward reaches of the rivers Teifi, Aeron, Rheidol and Ystwyth, and is also famed for its quality of salmon and brown trout.

Needless to say, the Cardigan Bay plays host to several large and astounding beaches. In particular the Aberporth, Borth, Llangrannog-Traeth y Pentref, Tresaith and New Quay’s Harbour Beach are all tremendous locations for days out and all possess the coveted Blue Flag status.

Cycling in Mid Wales is simply a must on your holiday itinerary, with routes suiting all levels and abilities. The 21-mile Ystwyth Trail typifies the sensational views to be gained in this region. With options to walk or horse ride, the Ystwyth Trail is particularly accommodating, and it connects Aberystwyth, on the shore of Ceredigion’s Bay, with Tregaron in the northern Teifi Valley.

Further inland from the beauty of Cardigan Bay, lies the equally impressive Brecon Beacons. For a complete view of this stunning area, including the National Park, the brave can try gliding lessons over the Brecon Beacons with Britain’s premier gliding club, the Black Mountains Gliding Club. Or for those that prefer on-land activites, there are ascending horse treks available, as well as canoeing, kayaking, gorge walking, rock climbing and archery throughout the area.

Away from the more active attractions, Mid Wales also offers a host of spectacular gardens. Arguably the most famous of these gardens is the world-renowned Powis Castle and Garden, dominated by stupendous large, overhanging yew trees. Or you can head up the West coast to Machynlleth to sample the famous Centre for Alternative Technology to discover innovative tips on how to grow even the smallest of gardens.

Or how about taking part in the Cardigan 2010 Celebrations, lasting from January to August this year, culminating in a special festivities week from August 14-22. To celebrate the town’s 900th year in existence, the regular summer events such as the traditional Cardigan Show and the River and Food Festival will this year provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

To learn more about spectacular trips to Wales, go to the Visit Wales website.

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