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Exploring the estate at Llanerchaeron

Bluebells at Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion, Wales
Bluebells at Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion, Wales | © National Trust Images / Gwen Potter

Any time of year is great for visiting the estate at Llanerchaeron. In spring, flowers carpet the woods and in summer the estate is full of song and colour. Autumn brings beautiful colours to the woods, while winter sees early birds nesting in unusual places.

Spring on the Llanerchaeron Estate

Spring is a beautiful time at Llanerchaeron. Around the Estate wood anemone and bluebells carpet the woodland floor. Trees are full of birdsong as nesting is in full swing and the meadows are alive with the sound of bees and other insects on the wildflowers.

Two newly born lambs
Two newborn lambs at Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion | © National Trust Images/Heather Birnie

The farmyard at Llanerchaeron

The stockyard on the farm at Llanerchaeron was perfectly designed to house and rear the livestock to supply the estate with meat and cereal crops.

When you visit, have a look around the stockyard to see if you can work out what these buildings were used for.

There are still Llanwenog sheep and Welsh pigs on the parkland, sometimes they can be seen on the farmyard, giving you a clue to the use of the buildings.

The Geler Jones collection

Housed in a purpose-made building at the bottom end of the estate, just off the farmyard is private collector Geler Jones’s treasure trove of early 20th-century agricultural and domestic machinery and implements, as well as horse drawn carts and carriages, and a magnificent steam engine named ‘Glenys’.

Visiting with dogs

Dogs are welcome to explore the main site including the gardens, pleasure grounds and lake.

Walking the estate

There are plenty of walks here at Llanerchaeron for you to enjoy. Why not enjoy a walk around the estate during opening hours, or perhaps a wander around the parkland.  

Perhaps you would like a stroll through the woods, looking out for wildlife by the river Aeron running alongside the path. The fantastic ground flora in the woods is one reason it is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  

A child and adult, pushing a pram, walk past the entrance of the villa at Llanerchaeron, Wales

Discover more at Llanerchaeron

Find out when Llanerchaeron is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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