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About Llanerchaeron National Trust

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Discover Llanerchaeron; discover a self sufficient way of life

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Address

Ciliau Aeron, nr/ger Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA48 8DG

Directions

Llanerchaeron is situated 2½ miles east of Aberaeron off the A482 (signposted with brown tourist signs). Cycle and walker access from Aberaeron: bear left at first junction after the town hall (heading out of Aberaeron towards Lampeter - signposted with green finger posts) and follow the old railway track next to the river Aeron.  Cycle racks available outside the Visitor Building in the Car Park. 

Opening Times

Daily, 10.30-5pm (does vary during winter months, please check our website for up to date information)

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If you’re looking for something different to do on your foodie wander around Ceredigion, why not visit the National Trust’s Llanerchaeron estate? Situated only 2.5 miles from Aberaeron, this historical gem is a wonderful discovery in the heart of the Ceredigion countryside.

The National Trust is Wales’ largest Conservation Charity, and our enthusiastic staff and volunteers will be on hand to greet and help everyone explore at this charming, fascinating 18th century Welsh gentry estate.   

Lovingly restored back to life by the Trust over the past two decades, the elegant Villa – re-designed in the 1790’s by the famous architect John Nash – was the family home of 10 generations of the Lewes family.  In addition to the main residence, its many unaltered features include the laundry, brewery, cheese-parlour and salting house, which will lead you on a journey of discovery to the secrets of self-sufficient life 200 years ago.  

Today, the Home Farm complex is still as busy as it would have been all those years ago.  Our working farm is busy all year with the seasonal farming activities.  The heard of Welsh Black Cattle, flock of Llanwennog Sheep and Sty’s full of Welsh Pigs are kept for breeding and for meat which is currently sold as a box scheme (fresh) or frozen from our Visitor Building. The chickens roam the stock yard and rick yard and feel quite at home with all the visitors! 

If you’re after peace and quiet and fresh air, breathe in the tranquillity of the enchanting walled garden, with its fabulous collection of fruit, vegetables, herbs and plants. All of the garden’s seasonal produce is also available to buy from our shop in the Visitor Building.   The shop also stocks local beers, Welsh cider and locally produced preserves. 

The pleasure grounds with ornamental lake, which have been newly restored, provide perfectly peaceful walks – you might even get to see our resident ducks, ducklings and geese!   Llanerchaeron’s previous residents were keen huntsmen and fishermen and today you can buy a fishing permit to fish for your supper on our own stretch of the river Aeron! 

All school holidays will be packed with activities in addition to the delights of the estate.  Each day will have a special activity (with no additional charge) – from children’s nature rambles, pond dipping, bug hunts, and scarecrow making, farm walks and farm talks to gardening, cookery, food trails and guided walks.

Why not round off your day with a visit to our Café with locally produced bread, traditional Welsh cawl using meat from the estate and home made cakes and puddings – you’ll need it after all that fresh air! 

Details of our daily activities, up-to-date opening times and entry prices can be found online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/llanerchaeron or call 01545 570200 for more information. You can also keep up to date with developments by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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