A scenic drive is the best way to enjoy Britain's hidden gems. Breath taking views, dramatic coasts,romantic villages and secret valleys - sometimes there really is no better way to see them than on a leisurely drive. Let your car take you to a place invisible from glossy holiday brochures, let the amazing beautiful beaches of west Wales with its golden sand, crystal clear water and breathtaking scenery blow you away. Wales has one of the most unique landscapes in the UK, with its curving and rugged coastlines, outsized mountains, and its deep twisting and curving rapid rivers. Travel as far back as 1068 BC and visit some of the castles that are scattered around this area from Newcastle Emlyn to Cilgerran Castle.
Take the road from Llanerchaeron Country House via Aberaeron Quay for lunch then travel on the A487 coast road turning right right at Synod Inn to New Quay. Go from Newquay back to Nanternis then travel to Plwmp. From Plwmp travel to Rhydlewis and then up to Ffostrasol on the A486. Turn right down the A486 towards Llandysul and take the road right to Penrhiwllan once you reach Croeslan. Dine at the Daffodil Inn and then drive after dinner back to the A486, turning left towards the Synod Inn coast road junction with the A487, then return to Aberaeron by turning right on the A487.
On the A487 drop down to Laugharne Castle by Newport (Cardigan not Gwent!). Start by looking around the castle and walking on the beach. Explore Newport, a quaint town, enjoying a drink or a light lunch at the Golden Lion or LLysmeddyg before driving up through Cenarth, stopping to view the falls and the Coracle centre , before returning through Newcastle Emlyn to Penrhiwlan for dinner at the Daffodil Inn.