Cardigan is a favourite of West Wales seaside towns and is perfect for a mini break. The area boasts magnificent scenery, a rich heritage and plenty to do. Culture is also thriving in the town with arts, festivals and events throughout the year. You will find lots of good quality hotels along Cardigan seafront as well as in quaint areas of the town, all of which seem to ooze good quality Welsh hospitality.
Set on the estuary of the River Teifi, Cardigan is the ideal seaside location with miles of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and lots of wildlife. Away from the relaxing beachside facilities, the town has an Iron Age fort known as Castell Henllys. There is also a horse farm and a wildlife centre as well as the Internal Fire Museum of Power, which displays engineering throughout the ages. There are no less than five art and crafts galleries in the town and the shopping throughout the town is popular with visitors and locals alike.
Cardigan towns main sport is Rugby and the Cardigan RFC is a feeder club for the larger Llanelli Scarlets. The Bay Watersports and Sea School offers wind surfing, sailing, kayaking and numerous other water based activities. Just outside of town there is a leisure centre, tennis club and a golf course. Walking and hiking are popular activities in and around the town with great hill and cliff walks.
Previously a thriving rural industry town with ship building, Cardigan's main industry is now tourism with thousands of people visiting the town each year. The rise in accommodation and tourist associated services has boosted the local economy and will play an important role in the future of the town.