When you stay at Penrhos Park, there are plenty of areas and attractions to explore – all just a convenient, short drive away. As well as our on-site amenities and high-quality facilities such as the heated, indoor swimming pool, gym, and spa, our holiday park in West Wales caters for all members of the family. As a family-run holiday destination, we know the importance of giving our guests the freedom to do whatever it is they want to do – whether that’s enjoying quality time with the family, or having some ‘me’ time in one of our cabins, complete with a private hot tub.
The River Teifi Area
One area that our guests love to explore is the vicinity surrounding the River Teifi. It is one of the longest rivers in Wales at 73 miles long, and its source comes from Llyn Teifi which overlooks the old monastic ruins of Strata Florida.
Strata Florida is a go-to for those interested in Welsh history. It was established by White Cistercian Monks in 1201, and in the Middle Ages it became known as the second most famous church in Wales after St. David’s. It is the final resting place of generations of Welsh princes, and the famous Welsh poet, Dafydd ap Gwilym, is said to be buried under a yew tree in the churchyard.
Lampeter is a bustling market town with independent shops, bars and restaurants. It is also known as the home of Welsh rugby. The Rev. Professor Rowland Williams brought the game from Cambridge to St. David’s College in 1850, and the first Welsh rugby team was created that year!
Llandysul Paddlers Club
If you are into outdoor adventure or want to try something new, why not experience the River Teifi close up? Llandysul Paddlers Club is worth a visit! The Club has experienced instructors that cater for all abilities and will tailor activities to suit your needs. There are a huge range of activities to choose from, such as canoeing, kayaking and river swimming. Wetsuits and safety equipment are also provided.
Newcastle Emlyn is a historic market town nestled in the Teifi Valley. Newcastle Emlyn Castle is thought to date back to 1240 but was described as being in ruins by 1428. It was finally blown up with gunpowder in 1645 during the Civil War. The Dragon Gates at the castle are inspired by the legend of the last Welsh dragon being killed there – this is a must-visit destination for those looking to learn more about the rich history of this part of Wales!
Cenarth is a village on the border of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire and is known for its cascade of waterfalls and pools on the River Teifi. The salmon leap in the autumn has become a significant visitor attraction and is the perfect spot for photography enthusiasts of all ages.
Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran
Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes in Cilgerran is an adventure playground full of fabulous trails for all abilities, and has all kinds of indoor and outdoor activities. The marshes are home to some of the most wonderful flora and fauna in Britain, and there are regular sightings of kingfishers, otters and wading birds. Children love to explore here and they’ll find hours of fun!
After exploring the area or destination of your choice, head back to Penrhos Park and enjoy a freshly prepared meal in our on-site restaurant. Put your feet up, relax and ponder over whether tomorrow you’re going to enjoy a few rounds of golf on our championship golf course in West Wales, spend a day relaxing in your high-quality hotel ro
om, or spend a few hours in our games room. At Penrhos Park, the choice is endless and it’s all yours.