Cardigan Coastal Cottages

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Cardigan Island at dusk

 

 

Tourism map for Ceredigion and surrounding areas

 

Links to general attractions in this area

The Whatever the Weather Wales, Whatever the Weather Wales is an online guide to what's on in west Wales, managed by Small World Theatre. This website features an exciting range of events and activities that you can enjoy whatever the weather.

The The Coach House is the visitor centre of the historic St Dogmaels Abbey. As well as guides and information on the abbey they have:

a cafe for lunches, light snacks and regular bistro evenings with free wireless internet available
a gallery showcasing the best local art
a museum housing relics from the abbey and telling it's story
a giftshop
an IT suite and training room
a full diary of workshops, events, craft fairs and fun days
a regular local producer's market
audio guides to the abbey

The Coast and Countryside Section, Department of Environmental Services and Housing, Ceredigion County Council to provide information about, and promote the use of, the new Ceredigion Coast Path. The path is some 60 miles long and runs along the coast from Aberteifi (Cardigan) to Ynys-las, north of Borth.

The Walesdirectory web site provides useful guidance for visitors to the local area, including a brief description of Aberporth, accommodation, local attractions and directions.

The Ceredigion Tourist Information Service web site provides details of local accommodation, sports facilities, points of interest, events, etc., as well as useful guidance for visitors to the local area.

Visit Cardigan is a web site dedicated to providing tourist information for the town of Cardigan, and for the points of interest, events, etc., for the local area.

Ceredigion Information Service is a free, impartial service providing high quality information to children, young people, parents, carers and others throughout the county of Ceredigion

"What's on" section of our local paper, the Tivyside, covers cinema, theatre, local bands, galleries, exhibitions talks, etc.

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Local beaches

You can find information about:

Aberporth, courtesy of Visit Wales, who say "Aberporth, with its golden beaches, is one of Ceredigion's most charming coastal settlements".

Aberporth, courtesy of New Quay West Wales web site.

Mwnt, courtesy of Wikepedia: "Mwnt is best known for its popular beach. The Daily Mail placed Mwnt top of its list of "Europe's top ten loveliest hidden beaches" (18th December, 2011). The beach has earned a Green Coast Award (an award similar to a Blue Flag beach Award but for rural beaches). The Irish Sea off Mwnt is rich in wildlife, being a regular summer home to dolphins, seals and porpoises."

Mwnt also has a beautiful chapel, Eglwys y Grog (Church of the Holy Cross), said to be 14th Century, that is well worth a visit.

Tresaith, courtesy of Visit Wales, who say "Tresaith is one of the locations most favoured by visitors to Ceredigion. It is almost a picture-book seaside village and offers a wonderful sandy beach".

Llangranog, courtesy of Visit Wales, who say "Seldom will you find a guidebook describing Wales that does not feature a photograph of Llangrannog".

CardiganIs the most southerly of Ceredigion's towns, Cardigan guards the entrance to the county from Pembrokeshire. Located on the northern bank of the Teifi estuary, Cardigan is surrounded by stunning countryside with much of that environment carrying Special Area of Conservation status.

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Kid's stuff - however big they are

Day out with the kids is a very simple website that makes it easy to find somewhere to take the kids for a great family day out - which is also fun to use.

  Cardigan Bay Active is 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.

With the aim of giving you more time to enjoy your holiday once your here, they have selected specialist providers of activities and brought them all together for you to make booking your holiday activities easy.

  A Bay to Remember
Dolphin, seal and sea bird watching boat trips that offer a safe and exhilarating experience suitable for all ages (youngest passenger in 2011 was 6 months old and the oldest was 89) and abilities (wheelchair accessible boarding is available in Cardigan), using a modern purpose built vessel with the latest environmentally friendly engines and safety equipment.
 

Trips depart all year round (limited winter sailings) and last from 1 - 2 hours in length, exploring the amazing coastline and abundant wildlife found in Cardigan Bay.

Passengers regularly see Bottlenose Dolphins, Harbour Porpoise and Grey Seals, plus a wide variety of birds including Razorbills, Guillimots, Gannet, Chough, Cormorants, Shag, Oyster Catchers and Manx Shearwaters.

  New Quay Honey Farm is set in beautiful unspoilt countryside only a few miles from New Quay in West Wales. It has a unique exhibition all about the life of the honeybee and a shop, tearoom and exhibition.

The farmís hives are located all over the beautiful unspoilt county of Ceredigion, and this is why the honey and mead produced is some of the finest available. Their honeys and meads are also available from the online shop.

 

Theatr Mwldan is a vibrant presenting and producing arts centre situated in Cardigan. Events staged here include live theatre, musicals, opera and operetta, dance (including ballet), classical music concerts, groups and bands in concert, comedy shows, festivals and art exhibitions.

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Activities for grown ups

For the big kids amongst you, you may also enjoy activities in the Kid's stuff section such as paintball, coasteering, kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking, etc. This section lists activities that may interest people who are less adrenalin junkies, and who prefer more leisurely pursuits.

  Teifi River Guides
Flowing for more than seventy miles from it's source in the Cambrian Mountains to it's estuary at Cardigan, the Teifi, Queen of the Game Fishing Rivers, is both wild and beautiful. Shallow runs, thundering waterfalls and lazy dark pools, give the angler both variety and scenery few other rivers can match.

In addition, the River Teifi is one of the top producing rivers for salmon and seatrout in the U.K.

As local anglers, fortunate to fish the river throughout the season, the Teifi River Guides offer a unique range of guiding and tuition services to suit both the experienced and inexperienced angler.

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Sites of local historical significance

The Castles of Wales web site provides information on Cardigan Castle, including rare internal photographs, as well as many other Welsh castles.

For a glimpse of Cardigan in days gone by, Tony Bowen's collection of old photographs is well worth viewing.

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