New Quay is ideally suited to exploring the area on foot along the coastal path heading south to Pembrokeshire or north to Ceredigion (New Quay is just north of the Pembrokeshire border). You can also ramble inland with a range of coastal circular walks. The National Trust property in Llanerchaeron with its estate and walled garden is well worth a visit, as is the nearby town of Aberaeron with its colourful square and lovely harbours. Both Aberaeron and New Quay are good places to learn more about Dylan Thomas by following in his footsteps around each town using the blue plaques as a guide. Further afield the gardens of Aberglasney and the National Botanic Garden of Wales are great places for a day out.

Our top five things to do

  • walk the Dylan Thomas trail in New Quay

  • spot the dolphins, not only from the end of the pier but from the windows of Y Stabl

  • try out one of Tim’s fish dishes at The Pepper Pot

  • head to the National Wool Museum in Drefach Felindre to buy blankets

  • visit the Honey Farm just outside New Quay