From spa and foodie towns to the seaside, these pretty centres offer both relaxation and plenty to do – plus great places to stay
Famous for the brightly coloured Georgian houses that line the town’s pretty quay, Aberaeron has become something of a foodie hub in recent years, with the Cellar Restaurant voted the best in Wales in 2019. Days are best spent on the water: choose from dolphin-spotting trips, boat tours of Cardigan Bay or even a RIB safari. On dry land, hire a bike to cycle the 3km former railway line to the mansion and pretty walled garden at Llanerchaeron. Base yourself at the Harbourmaster, a 13-room boutique hotel with a restaurant focusing on local Welsh produce.
• Doubles from £260 B&B, harbour-master.com