Cardigan is a small market town situated on the southern border of the county of Ceredigion. Lying on the River Teifi, it was once an important port for the west coast of Wales. There are castle ruins dating from the 12th Century and the town is a good base for walks. The Ceredigion Coast Path starts beside the river. Abbeys to Zoos, with Castles, Gardens in Ceredigion, Historic Houses, Craft Centres, Museums and Art Galleries, Boat Trips in Cardigan Bay, Wales.
Cardigan has a wealth of activities for all the family. Cardigan is a busy tourist centre with friendly shops, excellent sports facilities and all year round entertainment at Theatr Mwldan. The town is an ideal base from which to explore Cardiganshire, and the Teifi Valley. Just over the river is the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with its wonderful cliff-top walks and to the north lies the Ceredigion Heritage Coast. Attractions include the Teifi Valley Railway Trains run along a beautiful stretch of countryside scenic headland overlooking the Cardigan Island nature reserve, 200 meters offshore.
Cardigan Bay is of course famous for its seal and dolphin populations. Falconry days, Falconry walks and weekends with the Welsh Bird of Prey Centre is worth a look along with the Felinwynt Rainforest and Butterfly Centre The Welsh Wildlife Centre offers nearly 270 acres of nature reserve, dominated by the marsh and reedbeds on one side and on the other the beautiful Teifi river winding through a gorge carved by the meltwaters of a great Ice Age glacier. There are many other attractions around cardigan including St Dogmaels Abbey and Watermill, Cilgerran Castle and Castell Henllys and award-winning archaeological reconstruction of an Iron Age settlement on its original hilltop site, set among pretty woodland