Attractions and Activities near Borth

Activities and Attractions


Just 7 miles away, and the largest in the area, is the increasingly expanding university town of Aberystwyth. It has many attractions such as beaches, a pier, shopping, leisure centre, golf course, a cliff railway and the largest camera obscura in the wolrd. It also has a large variety of multi-national restaurants and is well worth a visit for anyone staying in this part of Wales.


Halfway to Machynlleth on the A487, the river Einon powers an historic water wheel at Furnace. Nearby is the Ynys Hir RSPB Nature Reserve, well worth a visit at anytime of the year to see the birds feeding on the Dovey Estuary.

Three miles beyond Machynlleth, still on the A487, is the Centre for Alternative Technology, a pioneering eco-centre featuring interactive displays and working examples of sustainable living, renewable energy and environmentally responsible building and organic gardening.

Other Attractions and Activities

Brochures with details of these any many more attractions are available at Glanmor Hotel

Some of the other things to do or see locally include:

  • Coastal voyages from Aberaeron or Newquay to view dolphins and seals
  • Red Kite feeding stations at Nant-yr-Arian and Tregaron
  • Leisure centres at Aberystwyth and Machynlleth
  • Ten Pin bowling at Clarach and Aberystwyth
  • Horse riding at Taliesin and Capel Bangor
  • Quad Biking at Machynlleth
  • Llywernog silver lead mine
  • Sea fishing from the beach or coarse fishing at Dinas Reservoir
  • Mountain-Biking at Nant-yr-Arian or Machynlleth
  • Windsurfing, Surfing, Kite-surfing and other coastal sports on the beach at Borth