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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Our fully guided marine tours offer a safe and exhilarating experience suitable for all ages and abilities.
Corner House, High St, Saint Dogmaels, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3EQ
Indian Take Away
2, Royal Oak, Quay St, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HR
Bed and breakfast in Pembrokeshire at Ael y Bryn in Eglwyswrw offers you an experience rarely found in guest accommodation today. Ael y Bryn is a special place to stay; we offer you spacious and comfortable, ensuite, ground floor accommodation.
Ael y Bryn, Eglwyswrw, Crymych, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA41 3UL
We offer 4 Star accommodation in a Victorian House overlooking the river Teifi estuary. The ideal base for exploring Pembrokeshire's varied landscapes by walking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking.
Poppit Road, St Dogmaels, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3LF
Doctors surgery in Cardigan.
Napier Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1ED
23 High Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HJ
Overlooking Cardigan Bay - the home of the dolphin - is Blaenwaun Caravan Park. Situated 4 miles north of Cardigan, Blaenwaun is a peaceful, friendly, family run site.
Blaenwaun Farm, Mwnt, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1QF
Fish and Chips Takeaway
2 High St, Saint Dogmaels, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3ED
Enjoy lunch or some refeshments in our cafe and coffee shop.
3 High Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HJ
Bryn y Mor is a beautifully presented luxury holiday cottage enjoying spectacular sea views across Cardigan Bay in West Wales.
Towyn Farm Lane, Gwbert, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1PR
Receive the warmest welcome, have the most salubrious sleep, and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. Caernant Bed & Breakfast offers genuine Welsh hospitality in a homely atmosphere.
Caernant B&B, Gwbert Road, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1PH
13 Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JL
Café and fish and chip shop overlooking Cardigan Bay in Aberporth.
West Street, Aberporth, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2DB
Community hospital in Cardigan.
Pontyceifion, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1DP
Cardigan Bay Active are a new company set up in the spring of 2011 to bring you closer to the best that Ceredigion and North Pembrokeshire have to offer.
Tefi Warf Cardigan Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3AA
Cardigan Castle offers visitors 900 years of history and wealth of heritage.
Bridge Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Situated some three miles north of Cardigan town centre, high above the shores of Cardigan Bay and the Teifi Estuary, this is a SPECIAL place to play golf.
Gwbert, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1PR
This iconic heritage building in the centre of Cardigan has served as the hub of the town's civic and community life for over 150 years. Now restored to its former glory, the Guildhall is Cardigan's premier venue.
Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JL
Feidrfair, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1EB
Cardigan Island is the Domain of the Dolphin, Cradle of the Seals.
Gwbert, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1PR
Discover the art of rural west wales by visiting artists, and art galleries of Cardigan Bay.
Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JL
We have lots of great activities for adults and kids, for more information on any of the activities listed below please contact us.
Napier Street Fairground Cardigan Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1EH
Outdoor Go karting and minimoto circuit in Pembrokeshire
Carew Airfield, Sageston, Nr Tenby, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2NW
Castell Henllys is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and one of many prehistoric promontory forts in the National Park dating to around 600BC.
Meline, Felindre Farchog, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA41 3UT
Castell Malgwyn Hotel is a 3 star Georgian Mansion House set in the country with 17 individually styled en suite bedrooms. An ideal place to unwind and rest, whether on business or on holiday.
Llechryd, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2QA
Cilgerran Castle stands on a precipitous, craggy promontory overlooking the river Teifi where it merges with the Plysgog stream.
Castle Square, Cilgerran Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2SF
Based on a 200 acre family-run organic farm and woodland, a holiday at Clynfyw allows you to relax in a quiet, beautiful environment with stunning views of the Cych valley and north Pembrokeshire countryside.
Clynfyw, Abercych, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA37 0HF
50 Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JS
Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages is set in 8 acres of open green fields, close to the undiscovered West Wales coastline. It's farm holidays for children but with spotless, luxury self-catering cottages and a private Leisure Complex with soft play area.
Croft nr Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3NT
Crug-Y-Deri is a restaurant in St. Dogmaels near Cardigan. Crug-Y-Deri is open for lunch and dinner
St. Dogmaels, Cardigan Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3EJ
Cardigan's Original 18th Century Customs House, one of Cardigan's landmark buildings, is home to a vast range of beautiful art, gifts, furniture and home accessories by artists and makers based in Wales.
44 St. Mary Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HA
Watch the dolphins from your balcony overlooking the beach at Estyn y Mor, this stunning newly built cottage in Aberporth, a popular seaside village on the Cardigan Bay Heritage coast.
Aberporth, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2EP
They have created an idyllic rainforest on the west coast of Wales, which has been awarded 'A Star Attraction' by the Welsh Tourist Board.
Felinwynt, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1RT
Ferry Inn is a beautiful, historic and welcoming pub/restaurant in the picturesque village of St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire.
Poppit Road St Dogmaels Pembrokeshire Carmarthenshire, Wales SA433LF
At fforest we believe in 'active relaxation'; clearing your mind through the challenge of learning new skills and the physical demands of a tough days play.
Fforest Farm, Cwnplysgog, Cilgerran, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2TB
Café and restaurant serving all day breakfasts and meals.
5-6 Finch's Square, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1BS
Our restaurant is relaxed & friendly, ideal for a special occasion or a corporate function.
Gwbert Hotel, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1PP
Hammet House is a luxury country house hotel in beautiful Pembrokeshire. In glorious landscaped grounds the hotel sits on the famous river Teifi right on the Pembrokeshire Ceredigion border.
Llechryd, Cardigan Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2QA
49, Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JS
30 Priory St, Cardigan, SA43 1BU. Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1BU
If you fancy taking to the river, head for Heritage Canoes at the Welsh Wildlife Centre. They offer guided canoe trips through Cilgerran Gorge on the River Teifi.
Slate Cottage, Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, Cilgerran, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1EZ
Chris Chalk is a full time artist, who works from his studio in Cilgerran in Pembrokeshire, in the UK.
Heol Ty Newydd, Cilgerran, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2RT
If you are looking for a quiet, pet friendly and private holiday away from all the bustle of modern life then you will enjoy you stay with us. Llantood Farm is a 200 acre working farm situated in North Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
Llantood, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3NU
Llety Teifi is a relaxed family run Guest House in Cardigan on the West Wales Coast, just off the main High Street, near the town but away from the hustle of town life.
Pendre, Cardigan Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JU
Menter Rhosygilwen promotes music, the arts and culture with the aim of enjoyment and economic regeneration in this rural corner of West Wales.
Rhosygilwen Mansion, Rhoshill, Cilgerran, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2TW
Situated in the heart of Mwnt, these well equipped self catering cottages offer great quality holiday accommodation, with excellent views of Cardigan Bay and good walks with possible dolphin sightings in summer.
Ty Gwyn Farm, Mwnt, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1QH
Enjoy a relaxing holiday away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life on our working farm beside the sea.
Fferwig, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1PU
The Specialist Bike Shop for Cardigan and West Wales
29-30 Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1LA
Home to the national shrine of the Catholic Church in Wales.
Aberystwyth Road, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Here at Pembrokeshire Paragliding we offer paraglider courses  and Tandem flights with over twelve years experience teaching and flying in the local Preseli mountains and all over Wales, as well as internationally.
Brynteg, David Street, St Dogmaels, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 3HT
Providing a window on the world of contemporary art in West Wales, Pendre Art is a stylish and well-presented gallery and café.
35 Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JS
16 Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JL
Penlan Coastal Cottages nestle in thirty acres of meadowland with far reaching views of Cardiganshire Bay. Each cottage has been individually designed and most have views of the sea and coastline.
Penlan Farm, Aberporth, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2DT
Llangoedmor, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2LY
Pink Orchid, Cardigan is a newly established florist, we stock a variety of fresh flowers and cater for all occasions including weddings, funerals, birthdays, anniversaries, christenings.
44-45 Pendre, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1JS
Two beautiful four star self catering luxury holiday cottages in Wales converted using the dairy & stable buildings of our restored Georgian Grade 2 listed mansion, reputedly built by John Nash.
Llangoedmor, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 2LB
The newly refurbished Cafe & Shop serve tea and coffee, award winning Welsh ice cream, light lunches, wide selection of home-made cakes, and your beach essentials. Free wireless internet access available.
Poppit Sands Carmarthenshire, Wales
Fast food takeaway including pizzas, kebabs, chips etc
1, Finch Square, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1BS
Indian Restaurant and Takeaway
The Boat Restaurant, Quay St, Cardigan Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HR
34 High Street, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA43 1HJ
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