Cardigan - Places to go and places to stay in Cardigan


Cardigan is a very busy market town in Ceredigion, where past and the present meet in harmony.

Although the town possesses all the facilities of a modern town, its mediaeval castle, narrow streets and natural beauty embodies the essence of the magic that makes West Wales one of Britain's most popular holiday destinations.

Cardigan is an important cultural centre and boasts that it is the site of the first National Eisteddfod, held in 1176. It was once the second most important port in Wales, although today you are more likely to find the occasional fishing boat on the river. Cardigan, home of the national shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in Wales, is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. To find out more about the history of Cardigan why not visit 'Hanes Aberteifi Heritage Centre, where you can view the interesting displays and use the interactive computer.

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park has magnificent views overlooking the nature reserve of Cardigan Island. Visitors have the opportunity to view and 'feed' several species of animal life at close quarters. The Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, outside the village of Cilgerran, has a visitor centre. Its network of footpaths lead you to a spectacular gorge, water meadows, woodlands and the banks of the River Teifi and over 130 species of birds and over 20 mammals including otters, badgers, deer, water vole and water buffalo, call this area home.

Cardigan's own theatre, 'Theatr Mwldan' has a varried programme live entertainment and the latest blockbuster films, as well as housing the Tourist Information Centre, which is open all year round. The town also stages an annual arts festival - 'Gwyl Fawr Aberteifi'.     Cardigan

For those of you who enjoy shopping, Cardigan has plenty of unusual shops as well as larger National shops. Custom House shop and gallery is well worth a visit, with its three large ever changing exhibition spaces filled with arts, crafts and contemporary design, many produced by local artists and craft makers. If you prefer original jewellery pieces, John and Victoria Jewellery in Llechryd may have something you fancy.

Cardigan     Cardigan also has its very own eighteen-hole golf course at Gwbert-on-Sea, just north of Cardigan town, which was the venue for the 1996 Welsh Team Championship.

To the south of Cardigan, on the way to the popular beach at Poppit, is St. Dogmaels with its working water mill near the ruins of the ancient abbey. Nearby, the rugged ruins of 13th century Cilgerran Castle, built in a most romantic setting on a rocky bluff overlooking the river Teifi. In a bygone age, the castle guarded the once important trading route between inland Ceredigion along the Teifi to Ireland and beyond.

To the north, lies the Ceredigion Heritage Coast as well as a large number of sandy beaches. Cardigan Bay is famous for its seal and dolphin populations, which can often be seen along this coast along the marine protected area of the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC), which extends 12 miles out to sea from Aberarth to just south of Cardigan.

Places of interest in and around Cardigan

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Quay Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HR
Teifimania offers a large soft play frame with plenty of physical and mental activities and a separate area for toddlers and babies plus a small sports court.
Unit 1, Parc Piliau, Pentood Industrial Estate, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA433AL
25 Mile. An eatery supporting local businesses by only sourcing produce within a 25 Mile radius. Simple, rustic Welsh cuisine. Come and enjoy your local produce showcased at it's best.
1 Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JL
4 Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JL
The Black Lion Hotel is located in the centre of the historic market town of Cardigan. The restaurant offers traditional, high quality, home cooked meals with locally sourced produce served in the restaurant or bar area.
High Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HJ
25-26 Quay Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HU
At the Cliff Hotel we take pride in our self knowing that we are not only able to offer luxurious accommodation in a stunning location on the Pembrokeshire Heritage Coastline, but also the facilities and services we can offer our guests.
Gwbert, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1PP
The Coach House is the visitors centre of the historic St Dogmaels Abbey, Pembrokeshire.
Shingrug St Dogmaels, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3DX
Situated within the iconic Ruskinian Gothic building of the Guildhall, the Corn Exchange Gallery offers the perfect setting for visitors to enjoy its art and craft exhibitions.
The Guildhall, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JL
Riverside pub serving lunches, dinners, teas & coffees.
Bridge St, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HY
The Gwbert hotel has eight twin bedrooms, six double bedrooms two family bedrooms and one single. Our restaurant, the Flat Rock Bistro, is relaxed and friendly, ideal for a special occasion or a corporate function.
Gwbert Hotel, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1PP
Set in the peaceful West Wales village of Aberporth, this idyllic 16th century traditional Hotel provides a tranquil and relaxing get away from the hubub of the modern world.
Highcliffe, Aberporth, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2DA
Nags Head, a traditional Welsh country pub. You can find us at Abercych, a village in the beautiful North Pembrokeshire countryside. We think our pub is a bit special.
Abercych, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA37 0HJ
Set within its own peaceful 42 acres, The Penrallt is an impressive Edwardian Mansion overlooking the beautiful Aberporth Bay in West Wales.
Aberporth Cardigan Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2BS
Priory Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1BZ
West Street, Aberporth, Cardigan Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2DB
Visit this wonderful nature reserve and take a walk along one of our four contrasting trails - discovering some magnificent wildlife on your way.
Cilgerran, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2TB
Mwldan is a vibrant presenting and producing arts centre situated in Cardigan, in the heart of the beautiful West Wales countryside.
Bath House Rd, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JY
Outstanding five star self catering accommodation for a holiday in West Wales. The holiday cottages are situated on a 13 acre smallholding near Cardigan in Ceredigion west Wales.
Penparc, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2AE
Waterfront Inn and Hotel with serviced rooms, bed & breakfast, self catering lodge and caravan. Serves real ales and fine homemade food. Best location for walking pembrokeshire coast park, from north
Poppit Sands, St Dogmaels, Cardigan Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3LN
Throughout history falconry has inspired and fascinated people, the ability to work in harmony with hawks and falcons, the true masters of the skies. Falconry days and falconry gift tokens available.
Eglwyswrw Carmarthenshire, Wales SA41 3SU
Situated in Cardigan on the West Wales Coastline, Yum Yum is an old fashioned sweet shop where you can still buy your sweets weighed out into a bag by the quarter (115g).
Adelphi Building, 6 Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JL
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