|Most expensive month:||July|
|Average price in Aberaeron:||€133/night|
|Cheapest price found:||€58/night|
|Most expensive day:||Monday|
Translating as “mouth of the Aeron”, Aberaeron is a picturesque coastal village between Aberystwyth and Cardigan. It was the site of a 12th-century fortification built by King Cadwgan and is a rare example of a planned Welsh town. Colourful houses, independent boutiques and craft centres now cluster around its harbour, which connects to the dolphin-filled waters of Cardigan Bay.
Aberaeron can be visited while hiking the Wales Coast Path, a long-distance walking trail that stretches for 1,400 kilometres from Chepstow in the south of the country to Queensferry in the north. For a shorter stroll, head to the pebbly shores of Aberaeron Beach where the River Aeron flows into Cardigan Bay.
Cardigan Bay is just one of two places on the British coastline where bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the wild, with the numbers peaking during September and October. Several companies offer dolphin spotting cruises from the nearby village of New Quay. In addition to exploring the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation, they include insightful narration about dolphin behaviour and lifecycles.
A short drive inland from Aberaeron is the National Trust-owned Llanerchaeron, a traditional Welsh estate that remains largely unchanged since the 19th century. It features an elegant villa designed by John Nash, as well as servants’ quarters, horse stables and a walled kitchen garden. In addition to admiring the Victorian greenhouse, you can get up close to Llanwenog sheep and Welsh black cattle on the estate’s working organic farm.
Aberaeron is around 30 minutes’ drive from Aberystwyth and 1.5 hours from Swansea while Cardiff Airport is two hours away. Buses connect from Cardiff to Aberaeron and the town is small enough to explore on foot. A long-distance walking trail connects to the coastal villages both north and south of Aberaeron.
Castle Hotel (7.6/10 from 305 reviews), Harbourmaster (9.4/10 from 380 reviews), and Feathers Royal Hotel (7.0/10 from 85 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Aberaeron.
The average price of a hotel in Aberaeron is €147 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Aberaeron around is €149 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s €153 per night.
€136 per night is the cheapest Aberaeron hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.
Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Aberaeron tonight has been as low as €136 and the average price has been €147. If you’d prefer 4-star accommodation, expect to pay at least €149 for this evening.