Cardigan is an old market town with a healthy high street showcasing local products and services. The town saw a new lease of life after its 11th century castle was restored and reopened to the public in 2015. Cardigan Castle is a superb place to spend an afternoon wandering around the garden, discovering its history in the Castle House and grabbing a bite to eat in its 1176 Restaurant.
Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit has driven the town forward, boosting the economy with the establishment of many new businesses along the high street and a welcomed injection of foody cafés, a street food venues and improvement to businesses which were already trading.
Cardigan Guildhall Market showcases a mixture of stalls ranging from wool and cotton to flowers and even pet food. It’s well worth a visit during your time in the town, even if it’s for a cup of tea in the upper market hall. During busier months, stalls set up on the courtyard where local food producers, arts and crafts and a selection of other products are on display.
The town has a 2 screen cinema. Theatr Mwldan often shows live ballet streams as well as up-to-date film showings and plays. The Small Word Theatre next door is an excellent venue, which creates exciting, innovative, high-quality performances.
The Ceredigion Coast Path starts in Cardigan and you can head north for 60 miles of walkway to discover sandy beaches, hidden coves and jaw-dropping wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins. Heading south from Cardigan will take you to the northern end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in St Dogmaels.