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Best things to do in Borth

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“This is a restaurant and cinema all rolled into one, you can just enjoy the food experience or just use the cinema with it's great comfy arm chairs or better still do both, situated in nearby Borth (9 miles from Aberystwyth) you can go by car, taxi, bus or train to Borth. There's a great sandy beach at Borth and plenty of other attractions and things to do there, why not spend the afternoon on the beach then complete it with an evening at the restaurant cinema. See their website for current and future films showing.......you may need to book so worth a phone call before travelling at busy times and more popular films ;) ”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“After a swim and a walk along the shore, I highly recommend this place for an evening meal and a pint. Great sea food and veggie burgers and additional seating outside, practically on the beach.”
3 locals recommend
Pub
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“Lovely food great art on the walls and quaint old fashioned dress and lace shop upstairs, a place of history ”
2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Reasonable prices, home-made food, run by a local family and a smashing veggie breakfast!”
1 local recommends
Park
2 locals recommend
Museum
“Hidden gem situated on a working railway platform in the village - old ticket office, manager's office and waiting room have been transformed from a derelict shell into a true representation of how they were back in the glory days of the 1900s. Free admission.”
1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
1 local recommends
Locality
“Borth is part of the Dyfi Biosphere, the only UNESCO Biosphere reserve in Wales, plus the Dyfi National Nature Reserve and visitors' centre at Ynyslas. The Wales Coast Path passes through Borth village. Located just 7 miles north of Aberystwyth the town boasts a Blue Flag Beach with over two miles of golden sand as it stretches northwards to Ynyslas. The beach is of a particularly shallow gradient, making it ideal for young families. Springtime heralds the arrival of Ospreys overhead as the sea birds make their home along the Mid visitor centre and an exhibition space, as well as miles of rugged landscape and rolling sand dunes. In Borth there is the popular Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club that stretches along the coast parallel to the sea. In August the town is in festive spirit as the community holds their annual Carnival. The Borth Zoo is a popular attraction which houses a collection of interesting and unusual animals. The caravan parks that surround the village are some of the finest in Wales and make Borth a particularly good base from which to explore the coastline, with Barmouth, Aberdovey and Harlech to the north, and Aberystwyth to the south, all a short train journey away. Along the beach beyond the buildings of Borth, the remains of a submerged forest can be seen at low tide. Bones and tree remains have been seen here and the recent discovery of deer antlers confirm that this stretch of land, known as Cantre'r Gwaelod, once flourished when the sea-level was lower. LOCAL LEGENDS At certain times of the year along the southern end of the beach low tide reveals the stumps of an ancient forest that flourished over 1500 years ago. The submerged woodland evokes the myth of Cantre'r Gwaelod, an ancient Welsh Kingdom said to be swallowed by the sea. Six thousand years later and Borth has the modern-day accolade of being one of the key filming locations for the BBC Wales Nordic Noir television series Hinterland. Cors Fochno, the boat yard where the River Leri reaches the sea and Borth station have featured prominently in the internationally acclaimed award-winning series. It is not commonly known, but Morrisseys 'Every day is like Sunday', was originally written about Borth after one of his stays there. Borth has a railway station on the Cambrian line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth ”
10 locals recommend
Post Office
1 local recommends
Campground
1 local recommends
Store
“Yes very much so, create your own unique pottery, but takes 3 days to get it back as has to be fired. ”
1 local recommends
Indian Restaurant
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“lovely food you can take your drinks in with you, also they offer takeaway food.”
1 local recommends
Bar
“This is a local pub for local people, and tourists who want to be local. There is a quirky vintage shop upstairs. ”
1 local recommends