Staying in the area

Mid Wales is a beautiful part of the UK and there’s plenty to enjoy – so make the most of your visit to the Arts Centre and explore a little!   

Over the summer months, the University is offering short break accommodation in the new Fferm Penglais accommodation - more info can be found on their website.

Ceredigion Tourism department has a good list of accommodation across all styles and price ranges on their website as well as info on what’s on in the county.  Similarly Mid Wales Tourism has a range of accommodation and what’s on info on their site

The Cambrian Mountains Initiative is a project that aims to help promote rural enterprise, protect the environment and add value to products and services in Mid Wales. The project was inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales who as the Cambrian Mountains Initiative President wishes to help sustain traditional upland farms and rural communities.  The initiative recognises high quality tourism establishments including hotels, restaurants, self-catering accommodation and visitor attractions.   

The Arts Centre is a tourism ambassador for the Initiative, and we can recommend all the hotels, guest houses and accommodation in the initiative as they’re specially selected for quality and are just lovely – they’d give you a relaxing base, with fantastic food, and a chance to get to know Mid Wales a little better. And there’s lots of fascinating attractions to explore too, as well as enjoying the breath-taking scenery. You can find out more about the initiative at

Accommodation directories

Wales Cottage Holidays

Wales Cottage Holidays, part of the Original Cottages Family; an independent family run company, is a long-established and experienced holiday lettings business. With over 1,200 properties to choose from in every area of Wales, our local experts can help you find the perfect Welsh stay whether you want coast or country, mountain or valley, city centre or rural retreat. Sleeping between 1 and 38 people, and with almost half of our properties allowing pets, there is something for everyone.

Best of Wales

Best of Wales, part of the Original Cottages Family, offers 4 and 5* self-catering holiday properties across Wales. With more than 400 cottages all over the country, you really will be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a luxurious home to enjoy the very best of Aberystwyth from. - choose from delightful rural cottages, beautiful coastal retreats, cosy family homes and dog-friendly properties across Wales and the rest of the UK.


Nanteos Mansion Tel: 01970 600522 email:

Nestled in  a peaceful wooded valley within minutes of Aberystwyth town centre and the Cambrian mountain range, Nanteos mansion is an outstanding example of 17th century Georgian architecture. Stay in one of our luxury rooms, and enjoy a pre or post theatre dinner and drinks. Please contact the mansion house to make a reservation.

The Castle Hotel Aberystwyth

Lake Country House Hotel & Spa (Llangammarch Wells)
The Castle Hotel (Llandovery)
The Falcondale (Lampeter)
The Falcondale hotel and 2AA rosette restaurant near the University town of Lampeter is only 30 minutes from the coastal villages of Cardigan Bay and hilly, marshy regions of the Cambrian Mountains as well as only 40 minutes South of Aberystwyth. A wealth of walking, cycling, fishing, and open gardens within easy reach of this central location in Wales.
Quote Aberystwyth Arts Centre when making your booking via phone 01570422910 or email and receive a 20% discount from our bed and breakfast prices. Rooms are subject to availability and you may be asked to provide proof of purchase from the Arts Centre on arriving at the hotel (offer available for bookings during 2013)
The Metropole (Llandrindod Wells)
The New White Lion Hotel (Llandovery)
Trefeddian (Aberdovey)
Ynyshir Hall (near Machynlleth) (fantastic for cream teas as well!)
Y Talbot (Tregaron)

Restaurants with rooms and guesthouses
Gwesty Cymru (Aberystwyth)
Guidfa House (Crossgates, near Llandrindod Wells)
Lasswade Country House (Llanwrtyd Wells)
TyMawr Mansion (Cilcennin, Lampeter)

Country restaurants
Y Ffarmers, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn (near Aberystwyth)

Self catering
Luxury Lodges Wales (Trefeglwys)
The Yurt Farm (Penuwch, Tregaron)
Elan Valley Trust cottages (Rhayader)
Parc y Bryn Serviced Apartments (Aberystwyth town centre)
Tynrhelyg farm cottage (Talybont, Aberystwyth)
Tyllwyd Farm cottage and camping (Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth)

National Trust Llanerchaeron Estate (between Aberaeron and Lampeter)
The Welsh Quilt Centre (Lampeter)
Ultracomida (Delicatessen - Aberystwyth)
Rhiannon Gold Centre (Tregaron)
Vale of Rheidol railway (Aberystwyth)
Elan Valley Visitor Centre (Rhayader)
The National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth)
Ceredigion Museum (Aberystwyth)
Bwlch Nant yr Arian (Aberystwyth)
Strata Florida Abbey (Pontrhydfendigaid)