Getting to know the area - West Wales
An area of outstanding beauty…spectacular countryside and coastline
From the bustle of town life to the quiet tranquillity of the countryside and breathtaking beauty of the sandy beaches, there’s plenty to enjoy here.
With national parks, country parks, designated areas of outstanding beauty, clean rivers and beaches, west Wales is a favourite with those who enjoy the outdoors. It is a popular tourist destination and facilities and attractions include a wealth of National Trust properties, castles and gardens, seaside attractions, as well as theme parks including Oakwood and the Blue Lagoon Water Park.
The area is steeped in history and heritage and the surrounding area provides our students with excellent opportunities to draw upon the rich natural resources as part of their programmes of study. Visit the Cistercian Abbey in Strata Florida and you may well see our Archaeology students digging for the hidden treasures of Medieval Wales; visit the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and you may well find our Outdoor Education students abseiling down the cliffs.
Artists and Artisans
West Wales is renowned for the wealth of artist, crafts people, producers of fine quality foods and beverages who live and work in the area. As an agricultural region there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the bounty of the land - from excellent meat and dairy produce to organic vegetables and the tempting speciality treats on offer at the host of local bakeries and cafés. There are regular farmers’ markets and arts and crafts fairs held in the towns where you can buy a range of unique items.