Borth, Ceredigion, Wales, United Kingdom
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Features and History
Borth (Welsh: Y Borth), is a village and seaside resort in Ceredigion, Mid Wales, 7 miles (11 km) north of Aberystwyth, on the Ceredigion Coast Path. The population was 1,399 in 2011. From being largely Welsh-speaking, the village has become anglicised: over 54 percent of its residents were born in England. The community includes the settlement of Ynyslas.
There is an ancient petrified forest visible at low tide along the beach, where stumps of oak, pine, birch, willow and hazel (preserved by the acid anaerobic conditions in the peat) can be seen. Radiocarbon dating suggests the trees date from about 1500 BC. This submerged forest is also associated with the legend of Cantre'r Gwaelod. The stumps were exposed for a time by Storm Hannah in 2019.
Cors Fochno, a raised peat mire, part of the Dyfi Biosphere, is the only UNESCO Biosphere reserve in Wales. It is located next to the village, together with the Dyfi National Nature Reserve and visitors' centre at Ynyslas. The village is crossed by a long-distance footpath, the Dyfi Valley Way.
On 4 April 1876, the entire Uppingham School in Rutland, England, consisting of 300 boys, 30 masters and their families, moved to Borth for a period of 14 months, taking over the disused Cambrian Hotel and a large number of boarding houses, to avoid a typhoid epidemic.
Amenities and functions
Borth railway station is served by the Cambrian Line. The station building houses Borth Station Museum, which displays community and railway historical artefacts and temporary exhibitions. The museum is run by volunteers. Borth is also the location of the Borth Animalarium and the Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club, which was used for many of the scenes in TV series Hinterland.
The Borth inshore lifeboat (ILB) station was established in 1966 at the southern end of the beach.
In 2008 and 2009 Borth hosted The Square Festival.
In 2011 work commenced on the first phase of a £12-million coastal protection scheme along the Borth to Ynyslas coastline, which was finished in 2015. The work was funded by the Welsh Assembly and the EU. An unexpected consequence of the coastal defence was to reveal the petrified forest mentioned earlier.
In 2018 Borth was subject to a media furore over the escape of a wild lynx from the local zoo.
Borth is a small town 7 miles north of Aberystwyth. It has good train and bus links in and out of the Midlands. There are many local attractions to visit in the area. Including Borth Golf Club just a short walk from our Guest House. Borth Golf Club is one of the oldest links golf courses in Wales.
Includes a commercial kitchen and a dining room with views out towards the sea. The dining room can seat up to 16 people. Also on the ground floor is a fully furnished double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
First and Second Floors
There are family rooms facing the mountains. This includes a double room for two adults and a linked room for two children with an en-suite bath and shower room. Also, on the second floor are two more fully furnished double rooms for two adults. Both rooms include en-suites with large walk-in showers.
Attic family room
There is family accommodation including one room for two adults and another room with bunk beds for two children with an en-suite shower room.
Places of Interest
Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club
Set in a spectacular location on the sweep of Cardigan Bay Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club was established in 1885 and has a strong claim to be the oldest course in Wales. This traditional links course which was redesigned by Harry S Colt in 1945 provides a great test of golf all year round as one would expect of a Golf Union of Wales championship venue.
Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club is only a 10-minute walk away from our Guest House.
Borth Animalarium is a rapidly expanding zoo. It is located near Aberystwyth in Mid-Wales. There are lots of attractions for visitors to enjoy every day. These include reptile shows where you can touch lizards and snakes, feeding times for the big cats, owls and meerkats and many more.
It is based just a short 10-minute walk away from our Guest House.
Ceredigion Coastal Path
The Ceredigion Coastal Path follows the coastline of Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales. The stunning scenery, picturesque villages and all the wildlife make the Ceredigion Coastal Path a perfect place to walk.
The section of the coastal walk that includes Borth is Aberystwyth to Ynys-las. This section is split into two halves with Aberystwyth to Borth being the more challenging yet more popular of the two. Borth to Ynas-las is the second section which is completely flat, with much of it running along the edge of the Cors Fochno - Borth Bog.
There are many places to visit in Aberystwyth. Including the museum, the National Library based on the University campus and the beach and Promenade.
The Ceredigion Museum showcases the history of Aberystwyth.
The National Library of Wales was founded in 1907. It is entitled to receive a copy of every book published in the UK. The result - nearly four million books!