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Ffos Y Ffin
Ffos-y-ffin is a village near the coastal town of Aberaeron, in the county of Ceredigion in Mid Wales. Ideally situated on the scenic coastal road between the lively summer resort of Newquay with its beach and harbour and the historic maritime town of Aberaeron, Ffos Y Ffin presents a quiet and more secluded location which is perhaps why its is also known as a great place to spot the famous red kites that populate this part of Wales.
One of the villages most interesting businesses in the brewery, Ffos Y Ffin Brewery is located just outside Ffos Y Ffin village in the hills of the Welsh valleys. The Brewery has been running for over a hundred years producing the best quality lager and ale. The family brewers have been a popular with locals and the rest of Wales for decades and now, with thanks to the internet are beginning to get world wide appeal and support. All beer and ale is made in the traditional way and so is off the highest quality and flavour.
There is an abundance of things to see and do in the surrounding county of Ceredigion. Take a 30 minute trip North up the coast and you will come to Aberystwyth. The largest town on Cardigan Bay and liveliest seaside resort in Wales, Aberystwyth is a charming Victorian seaside resort. Aberystwyth is surrounded on three sides by some of the most glorious countryside in Great Britain; The Cambrian Mountains and the Rheidol Valley, The Vale of Rheidol Railway and Ceredigion's Heritage Coast and Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation.
The National Library of Wales is also based in Aberystwyth, housing some of the oldest surviving manuscripts in the Welsh language. The town can be traced back to the late 13th Century when Edward I began building Aberystwyth Castle in an attempt to subdue the Welsh. The castle withstood a siege in 1282 but in 1404 it fell to Owain Glyndwr during fighting that destroyed the surrounding town. During the Civil War, the castle fell to the Parliamentarians and Cromwell destroyed it, but you can still see the ruins on the rocky headland. Those with an interest in history will be in their element here with so much to see and learn.
The town has plenty of culture and entertainment as well as all the usual seaside attractions making it a great family location. Theres a 700ft-long pier and a stroll along the promenade is always popular. For something a bit different, take a trip on the longest electric cliff railway in Britain. It goes up the cliff face at a sedate four miles per hour. Your railway ticket also includes admission to the Great Aberystwyth Camera Obscura on the hilltop.
To get away from the hustle and bustle of the town head back down the coast to Llangrannog. Here you will find a multitude of walking opportunities along Ceredigions Heritage Coast. One of the most remarkable trails leads up from the village, behind the hidden Cilborth beach and around the headland of Ynys Lochtyn. Ynys Lochtyn is a tiny island and at low tide its possible to access it. There are also two lovely sandy beaches on the eastern and western side of the mainland adjacent to the island.
Nine Oaks Fisheries, a purpose built angling complex with 3 well stocked trout lakes, 2 large coarse lakes, a well-stocked novices pool for coaching and children. Set in idyllic, landscaped grounds surrounded by an abundance of wildlife and flora, just 1 and a half miles from the Aberystwyth to Cardigan coast road, a lovely tranquil location in the beautiful Ceredigion countryside. An ideal area for enjoying many pursuits including walking, cycling, bird watching , lovely sandy beaches at Newquay where a coastal cruise is a must with almost daily sightings of bottlenose dolphins, porpoise and a myriad of sea bird colonies and the busy Georgian coastal town of Aberaeron just a short drive away.
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