Cardigan is the perfect location from which to explore the Teifi Valley and the Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire Coastal Paths. The settlement’s unspoilt townscape and rich heritage provide a nostalgic backdrop to a thriving culture of arts and crafts, events and music festivals, and is a good base from which to discover Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. One of the most sparsely populated counties in Wales, it is the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts to get away from it all and explore the picturesque welsh countryside. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Cardigan, with many of them using local welsh produce. For more information about the local area, please visit the Discover Ceredigion website below:
Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival
One of the best food events in Wales, this is certainly one not to miss. Held in the picturesque seaside town of Aberaeron, huge numbers of people flock to the quayside to taste the best local seafood in the region.
Cardigan County Show
This bustling county show is a must visit if you come to Cardigan in July. There are a wide range of showing classes for both farmers and equestrian enthusiasts. There are also cookery and crafts sections, horticulture competitions and sheepdog trials. There is a food hall with a variety of local produce and drinks. For more information please visit the Cardigan County Show website
Cardigan River and Food Festival
Cardigan River and Food Festival has grown to attract hundreds of people to Cardigan. The aim of the festival is to showcase and celebrate the quality and diversity of the local independent food producers in the area. For more information please visit the Cardigan River and Food Festival website.
Crowned the winner in the Wales Best Places competition 2016, this picture postcard vibrant harbour town, with its Georgian architecture, is packed with character. It is located along the Ceredigion Coast Path and has two beaches situated around the main harbour. There are plenty of local independent shops in the area, as well as cafés, restaurants and public houses, which all make the most of the wonderful welsh produce on offer in this area of Wales. The area is abundant with sailing activities and is the host for sailing regattas. For more information about the local area please visit the Discover Ceredigion website below:
Cenarth is an idyllic little village on the border of the counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, and Ceredigion. It is famous for its series of waterfalls where, in the autumn, you can watch salmon leaping up the falls as they head towards their breeding grounds. It is also the location of the Coracle Museum and 13th century mill, where you can find out more about the history of the area and Welsh traditions. For more information about the local area please visit the Discover Ceredigion website below:
This long held tradition, dating back to the 19th century, saw farmers from across Ceredigion travel to Cardigan to show off their stallions, and also to hire workers. In more recent years, horses are the main focus of the event which is usually held on the last Saturday in April. At approximately 11.30 am the judging of the horses begin, and is followed by a spectacular stallion parade through the centre of Cardigan at 2pm. There is a whole host of other parades too, such a vintage cars, motorbikes, carriages and many more.
New Quay is a delightful place to visit, with its golden sandy beach sheltered by the harbour wall. It is still a hive of activity for local fishermen and small sailing boats. Take a walk along the sandy beach or have a cup of tea at one of the cafés and enjoy the lovely views. For more information about the local area please visit the Discover Ceredigion website below: