Cardigan is a historic and beautifully rural, County market town which offers a range of lovely shops, restaurants and craft outlets with the annual highlight of hosting the European Film Festival, at Theatr Mwldan.
Cardigan Bay is an outstanding and internationally important area for marine wildlife and much of its coastline is designated Heritage Coast with particularly scenic sections, such as Mwnt & Cwmtydu, being part of the National Trust.
The bay offers shelter to some of Britain's rarest birds and marine species, whilst also having a resident population of bottle-nose dolphins, porpoise and grey seals, always a crowd pleaser!
This area has a varied landscape, beautiful sandy beaches, a charming and historic market town, jagged outcrops of cliffs and hills and an abundance of wildlife. It is this mixture of nature that enhances the brilliant opportunities to walk, cycle, horse ride, kayak, swim and windsurf- to name but a few activities.
Cardigan Bay active is a new outdoor activity specialist which provides a wide range of outdoor activities using a variety of specialist activity providers.
They pride themselves in delivering a range of activities for you, your family and friends to enjoy the best of Pembrokeshire.
They provide a large selection of activities on the sea, on the river and on the land from coasteering, surfing, river kayaking to tree climbing and archery.
They are based in Afon Teifi and go out into cardigan bay and around the Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire coast.
Cardigan Castle is a magnificent castle which boasts some 900 years of history. It was once captured by Rhys ap Gruffudd who hosted an Eisteddfod, has been visited by King Edward I and Henry Tudor, it has been subject to burning leaving it partially demolished, before being purchased by Ceredigion County Council in 2003 and undertaking serious renovations enabling it to open its doors to the public as a heritage attraction in 2015.
Cardigan Golf Club is a cliff top golf course enjoying panoramic views over the river Teifi Estuary and Cardigan Bay. A testament to its current standing is that it has hosted recent Welsh Golfing Union championships as well as international matches. Amongst its most notable features are the outstanding views from every part of the course - Cardigan Bay, the River Teifi estuary and the Preseli Hills in the distance. On a clear day Bardsey Island and the Lleyn Peninsula can be seen across the bay.
In spring and early summer the course is a blaze of colour with yellow flowered gorse and bluebells featuring on nearly every hole. With undulating fairways, boldly contoured greens and strategically placed bunkers, the course provides a good test of golf for players of all levels. Whilst it is a mixture of links and meadowland, it has exceptional drainage abilities and is playable all year round. Indeed, many believe that it is at its best in Spring and late Autumn.
Cardigan Golf Club prides itself on welcoming visiting golfers and societies every day of the week by prior arrangement.
Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery, an island nature reserve, dramatic cliffs, clear blue sea, maritime flowers.
See bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals, seal pups, harbour porpoises, sea-birds, rare choughs and skylarks.
Meet all our friendly farm animals including Dilwyn the donkey, pigs, sheep, goats, rare breed cattle, Shetland ponies, Welsh mountain ponies and rabbits.
They also have some friendly animals from further afield, such as, Australian 'Bruce the Wallaby'; Vietnamese pigs (Kune Kune pigs) and piglets; emus and Llinos the llama.
They also have a Indoor Games area for Wet Weather which has a pool table, table football, quiz machine and more.
Children can have extra fun in the adventure playground, sand pit, picnic areas.
Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but are not allowed inside the cafe.
Cardigan Lifeboat Station is operated purely by volunteers, approximately 30 in total. The station has a gift shop, and you'll also be able to go along and watch the launching of the lifeboats during the crew's exercise and they'll even answer a question or two for you! The first ever lifeboat station in the area was established below Penrhyn Castle in 1849, before re-opening at Poppit Sands in 1971. The current station opened in 1998 allowing two lifeboats to be stored.
Cilgerran Castle is situated in a stunning location overlooking the Teifi with two massive round towers still standing today. This was first established by the Normans as a ringwork castle and is approximately 800 years old. Entry to this castle is free during the winter months, and is free all year round to National Trust Members and the disabled.
Dogs must be kept on leads.
Falconry Wales, is a small company that offer Falconry experiences and displays across Wales.
They offer a few different experience days. A great chance for you to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures in their magnificent surroundings. You get chance to meet and handle the birds, which will give you the valuable opportunity to come accustomed to one another, and then the ultimate- flying a number of birds to your hand, and watching our raptors amaze you with their flying skills. Photography Workshop are also available.
Please note: Advance bookings need to be make and some courses have a minimum party requirement.
Set in the Eastern Preselis, Foel Drygarn (also known as Foel Trigarn) can only be accessed via a footpath, however there is nearby parking. It is the remains of a large Iron Age Hill-fort covering almost 4 hectacres, with three defended enclosures, and three large cairns each three metres in height. Historians state that it is likely to have been a heavily populated fortified village which was built sometime between 650BC and 100AD.
New Quay's Blue Flag Award-winning, harbour beach is popular with many visitors. It's pale sand and clear water makes a picture perfect setting for a relaxing day in the sun. Its fabulous cafe serves hot and cold drinks, light snacks and sells many of the usual beach accessories. Toilets with disabled access and a shower are available at the top of the footpath that leads down to the main beach. Ample car parking is available around the village, all are ticket machined. There is additional disabled parking available above the main beach, but get there early as it is limited. Dogs are banned between 1st May and 30th September, and dog bins are situated along the beach.
The Pizzatipi is a unique restaurant and bar situated in the historic town of Cardigan, North Pembrokeshire. Run by four brothers, this restaurant is all about homemade pizzas and fun. All the pizzas are handmade then woodfired, with sides such as salads and breads available. Craft beers, delicious wines and great coffees are offered to accompany your meal. Unfortunately, gluten free bases are not offered currently. Reservations are not taken but there are plenty of tables available.
Located in the centre of Cardigan, right on the High Street, you'll find The Black Lion Hotel and Bar. A popular market town in the bordering county of Ceredigion, The Black Lion offers a range of classic pub meals, sharing platters, lighter meals and a children's menu, as well as an ever-changing specials board which might see home-made burgers and freshly caught fish make an appearance.
The Cliff Hotel has breath-taking views of Cardigan Bay. The Carreg restaurant offers Lunch, Afternoon Tea and evening meals to suit all tastes, as well as Sunday lunches served between 12-2pm. The Bar serves ales and beers and has a large selection of wines and cocktails available.
The Eagle Inn is situated right on the corner of Castle Street, and serves food daily. A great spot for lunch as it is dog friendly and child friendly. It offers a range of traditional pub meals as well as weekly specials and a very popular Sunday lunch each week!
A really great day out for the family, especially if you're trying to keep costs to a minimum as entry to the reserve is free. The Welsh Wildlife Centre works to protect and conserve a variety of habitats and species including woodlands, ponds, rivers and meadows with a range of wildlife such as dragonflies, birds and flora. During certain times of the year, you can even spot a water buffalo or two as they enlist the help of this species to manage the brambles and nettles that pose a danger to the Teifi marshes.
Dogs are allowed, but must be kept close to you and on a lead. We recommend contacting the centre for a full list of guidelines.
Theatre Mwldan is an arts centre situated in the heart of Cardigan, which shows the latest cinema releases as well as live broadcasts, live performances and special events. Theatre Mwldan also have their own touring productions which travel across the country, working on 4-6 productions per year. There is a cafe and bar available, as well as the opportunity for venue hire.