British Coastal Road Trip

Day 04 – Cardigan to Dolgellau

Today we are starting our journey near Cardigan then driving up to Dolgellau, about 130 miles.  And yay!.. a sunny day 🙂

 

Photo of the day

Coastal Road Trip, Coastal Road, Sheep
Coastal Road Sheep

 

Cilgerran

Coastal Road Trip, Cilgerran
Being welcomed by this gentleman at Cilgerran Castle entrance.

 

St Dogmaels Abbey

Coastal Road Trip, St Dogmaels Abbey, Julian, Jarno
A few minutes down the road we reached the remains of St Dogmaels Abbey.  As well as castles, and lighthouses, lots of abbeys on this trip too!

 

Cardigan

Coastal Road Trip, Cardigan, Parking
Slightly worrying sign whilst parking near Cardigan.
Coastal Road Trip, Cardigan, Colourful Houses
The Welsh love their colourfully painted houses, this was on a side street behind the castle.  And yes, we did wear cardigans in Cardigan.

 

Aberporth

Coastal Road Trip, Aberporth
We enjoyed a picnic, with great views overlooking Aberporth bay.

 

Penbryn

Coastal Road Trip, Penbryn Beach, Telephone
A curious telephone at Penbryn Beach.
Coastal Road Trip, Penbryn Beach
And families enjoying the golden sands at Penbryn Beach, protected by the National Trust.  Free parking at the top of the hill if you are National Trust member.
Coastal Road Trip, New Quay
Again colourful Welsh houses at New Quay, we missed the turning for the town, so stopped further along the coast at Llanina Woods.  A muddy car park, with short walk through the woods to the pebbly and sandy beach.

 

Llanerchaeron

Coastal Road Trip, Llanerchaeron Estate
Making the most of our National Trust membership, driving slightly inland to visit the Llanerchaeron Estate.  Understated interior and beautiful gardens.
Coastal Road Trip, Llanerchaeron Estate, Gardens
A little potter around the gardens.
Coastal Road Trip, Llanerchaeron Estate, Coffee
..and time for coffee.

 

Aberaeron

Coastal Road Trip, Aberaeron
Then back to the coast to the colourful harbour houses of Aberaeron.

 

Coastal Road Sheep

Coastal Road Trip, Coastal Road, Sheep
Sheep along the coastal road.

 

Coastal Road Drivers

Coastal Road Trip, Car Interior, Julian, Jarno
On the road again…

 

Aberystwyth

Coastal Road Trip, Aberystwyth Castle
The remains of Aberystwyth Castle on the sea front.  Aberystwyth was grander than we had expected with its long promenade.

 

Aberdyfi

Coastal Road Trip, Aberdfyi
Views from Aberdyfi across the calm evening waters of the Dyfi estuary to Ynyslas.

 

Tywyn

Coastal Road Trip, Tywyn, Telescope
Jarno checking out the view from Tywyn promenade.

 

Bryncrug

Coastal Road Trip, Bryncrug, Woolly Street Art
Woolly street art over the bridge at Bryncrug.
Coastal Road Trip, Bryncrug, View to Snowdonia
The view over houses and woodland to Snowdonia.

 

Coastal Road from Llangelynin to Fairbourne

Coastal Road Trip, A493, Llangelynin to Fairbourne
Rolling landscape
Coastal Road Trip, A493, Fairbourne
Sea views
Coastal Road Trip, Fairbourne, Setting Sun
And setting sun.

 

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9 thoughts on “Day 04 – Cardigan to Dolgellau

  1. Wow, really great so far Julian and Jarno. Great advertising for the regions 🙂
    Besides the nice views and towns, not seen any nice house yet?

    And very nice shots also, nice compositions. Loking forward to see the other 40+ days.

    1. Cheers Henry! Thanks for your support ! We just got a new camera yesterday, so hopefully better shots to come too..

  2. Bet you’re glad you remembered your national trust card else all those beach carparks would have cost you a fortune !

    1. haha! Exactly… a great buy! BTW – Most of the National Trust car parks now require you to scan your membership card too (the old screen sticker is no longer valid).

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