What to do
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Kayaking, boat trips, walking, shopping, eating, there is plenty to do and see in the Cardigan area. Many of our visitors just want to chill out and enjoy the breath taking scenery and unique coastline. Take a boat trip out to see the dolphins in Cardigan Bay, visit our heritage sites, potter around our galleries and craft.
Small World Theatre
We make fantastic puppet theatre and deliver thoughtful projects from our near zero carbon venue. Join us for an exciting, entertaining programme of events with a focus on Arts and Sustainability. Children Welcome. Disabled Facilities. Parking Available
National Wool Museum
Let the story of wool, once the most important industry in Wales, weave its magic in this unique working museum in the Teifi Valley. Admission is free. It all starts with a sheep, but look where it finishes. In this gem of a museum housed in the former Cambrian Mills you can explore the mighty industry that produced clothing, shawls and blankets for the workers of Wales and the rest of the world. We have working textile machinery, traditional tools and craftspeople to guide you through the whole process.
New Quay Honey Farm
The magical world of the bee is revealed to visitors to new Quay Honey Farm,set in an old chapel on a farm just south of new Quay. The attraction includes a fascinating exhibition showing bees working in a variety of habitats, a shop selling honey produced by the farms hives, mead made on the farm, beeswax products and honey beer and offering mead and honey tastings, a tearoom and a picnic area. There is also a purpose built meadery explaining the importance of mead in welsh history and poetry and showing how mead is made.
Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips (New Quay)
With more than sixty years experience 'Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips' offer fun, educational tours for all ages, 1 and 2 hour trips along the Ceredigion coast from New Quay to Llangrannog on the biggest boats sailing out of New Quay with part sheltered decks, cushioned seating and a W/C (on 2 Hr). Trained skippers follow the code of conduct to avoid disturbing the dolphins, while 'Sea Watch' survey and photograph them. Enjoy an unrivalled experience from start to finish. Hop on board with us for a day you won’t forget.
A little gem of an Art and Craft gallery featuring work from Cardigan Bay artists. Stop by on your way to Poppit Sands and check out the fabulous variety of art, ceramics and crafts on display. Take a stroll through St Dogmaels and explore the Abbey Cafe, (set in grounds of a medieval Abbey) the Mill and millpond and the award-winning Tuesday farmer's Market at the same time!
Cardigan Golf Club
Situated high above the shores of Cardigan Bay on the Teifi Estuary, Cardigan Golf Club offers views of the sea from all 18 holes – A Jewel in West Wales. Magnificent Greens, Excellent Tees & Fairways. Excellent catering and hospitable Clubhouse. A Memorable and testing Round of Golf. Recent Quote "The last 4 holes will live in your memory forever". 100% Visitor satisfaction following recent visitor survey.
Make it in Wales @ Stiwdio 3
For three years Make it in Wales ran craft workshops led by talented designer-makers in various venues across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. They converted to a Community Interest Company in December 2018 and opened Stiwdio 3, their high street home in Cardigan. Make it in Wales @ Stiwdio 3 is a community space offering a range of craft activities as well as a café, gallery and retail corner. A place where people can meet, eat, make and create.
Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway recreates the Edwardian Spirit of Adventure as it follows the twists and turns of the stunning Rheidol Valley. Your steam hauled journey takes you through ancient woodlands and rugged mountain scenery as the train climbs from the coast at Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge in the Cambrian Mountains. The railway has been delighting passengers for generations. Birds of prey, such as Red Kite and Buzzards, can be seen soaring above the valley floor and breathtaking views enjoyed by all.
Cardigan Salon opened its doors in October 2012 and was Andrew’s eighth salon to be opened in West Wales. The aims and objectives of Andrew Price salons is to build and maintain a reputation for providing a high quality service to all our clients at a competitive price and remain at the forefront of technological and artistic advancement.
Cardigan Guildhall Market
More than 20 stalls under cover in a Grade II listed heritage building many offering local produce including food, household goods, crafts, IT, hairdressing, souvenirs, computer games, greetings cards and plenty more.
Visit the studio of David Wilson, an artist and printmaker who creates beautiful original landscapes, still-lifes, surreal compositions and exciting abstracts. He paints in a range of mediums: oil, acrylic, water-colour and ink, while his printmaking is mainly etchings, linocuts and monoprints. Reproductions and postcards of his work are also available from the studio.
Terry and Rose Barter moved from Bristol in 1995 to a run down house in a bare field. Since then they have patiently transformed the 2.5 acres into a fabulous Sculpture Garden described by visitors as "a magical mystery tour". Visitors to Sculpture Heaven can visit the workshops and see how the sculptures are made. There is a studio/gallery displaying the finished work of Terry, Rose, Jon Barnes (a sculptor inspired by Classical art) and Paul Jenkins (who specialises in exquisite wildlife sculpture) as well as the garden where the sculptures are displayed in a variety of settings.
Cardigan Bay Watersports
Choose from dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking in New Quay’s picturesque bay. Powerboat training also provided. Whether you are a first-timer, wish to enhance your skills or simply have some fun – we have a range of sessions and courses for all levels and abilities. Individuals, families and groups catered for. We are RYA registered and AALA licenced. All sessions led by qualified instructors. Wetsuits, bouyancy aids and safety cover included. Open 1st April to 31st October.
Coracles Health & Country Club
Coracles is a unique venue in the pretty little village of Cenarth offering outstanding Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam & Sauna rooms plus Gym facilities – coupled with a splendid bar and function room. A family friendly evening bar menu offers good home-cooked food in a relaxed environment. All under one roof and perfectly located on the privately owned and run Five Star Cenarth Falls Holiday Park.
Rhosygilwen provides a stunning venue for a variety of music, arts and culture events in North Pembrokeshire. Concerts and performances take place in the Oak Hall, or occasionally outdoors in the grounds of the estate during summer. Over the years these have included classical, opera, folk, jazz and world music as well as dance, poetry and literary events.
A Bay to Remember Wildlife Boat Trips
Dolphins, seals and a variety of bird life, together with a stunningly beautiful coastline and spectacular sea caves all add together to make Cardigan Bay truly “A Bay to Remember”. Our fully guided marine tours offer a safe and exhilarating experience suitable for all ages, using a modern purpose built vessel. 1-1.5 hour trips exploring Cardigan Island, Mwnt, Cemaes Head and Ceibwr Bay are a firm family favourite and are available all year round, with offshore trips exploring deeper waters in search of other dolphin species, whales and gannets also available during the summer months.
Mwldan is a vibrant arts and entertainment complex situation in the centre of Cardigan. With three fully digital screens we are Wales’ only truly independent multiplex. We also offer a range of facilities suitable for hire for conferences, meetings, classes and performances, plus a bar and cafe. Theatr Mwldan is a community enterprise, a company owned and managed by the community that it serves and offering performances of drama, music, dance, film, literature, opera, visual and applied arts.
The Teifi gorge is one of the best examples of tidal gorge in the whole country and offers a safe and awe inspiring location for your whole family to try a fun new sport. Canoeing in the gorge is a stunning adventure in the silent and untouched Teifi gorge. The river is very slow, flat water for most of the journey and there are a set of gentle rapids which you can run at the end of the trip.
An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake. The house was designed and built by John Nash in 1796. The walled gardens at Llanerchaeron, originally a high tech hive of Georgian industry have a much more romantic and dreamy feeling about them today.
Shaggy Sheep Wales Adventure
Adventure activity holidays ideal for stag & hen weekends, corporate team building, youth groups, couples and parent and child parties. We offer many fun activities close by such as coasteering, mud assault course, clay shooting, sea kayaking, archery, whitewater rafting. We have over 15 years experience and can provide a personal and a local's advice to assist you in designing your perfect break, including 24hr mobile phone assistance whilst you visit us.
A visit to Cardigan Castle isn’t your typical fortress experience – we’ve got eras for all ages. Enjoy the splendour of our Georgian mansion, where you can unlock the story of the Castle, the people who lived here, and find out how it became the birthplace of Wales’ biggest cultural festival, the Eisteddfod. Explore the medieval walls and Castle remains. You can even spend a night in our first class, luxury accommodation. Marvel at our glorious Regency grounds and admire river views from the terrace of our restaurant, 1176.
Awesome Angling (New Quay)
The Dunbar Castle II departs for 2 and 4 hour fishing trips from the main pier of the picturesque village of New Quay. The experienced skipper and crew will answer all your questions about the species and methods of fishing. Rod tackle and bait are supplied free of charge on board. You will be fishing in one of the most vibrant wildlife areas in the UK, keep what you catch or catch and release. You are sure to receive a warm welcome on board Dunbar Castle 2, just read our reviews.
Corn Exchange Gallery
A new exhibition each week right in the centre of Cardigan. This is a showcase for local art and craft. Here you will find unique creations and gifts all handcrafted – individual items for yourself or as a gift to say thank you or happy birthday. Free entry.
Welsh Wildlife Centre
The Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve and visitor centre alongside the River Teifi. The reserve is open all year where seven different habitats can be discovered along a network of self guided nature trails. Families will love exploring our nature trails on foot or two wheels, playing in the adventure playground, discovering our willow maze, meeting our resident water buffalo and friendly giant willow badger. Our Adventure Backpacks provide a variety of fun filled activities including our unique geocaching trail.
Custom House Shop and Gallery
Cardigan’s original Custom House is situated in the old part of town near the castle walls. Historically it played a necessary role in Cardigan’s industry and today it has a modern relevance in supporting Cardigan’s cultural development.
Bike hire and sales at BikeBikeBike
Formerly New Image Bicycles, we are the local bike shop for Cardigan and the surrounding district. Sales, Repairs and Accessories. Electric Bikes a speciality. Cycle Hire for periods from 3 hours to one week. Hire a bike for healthy exercise and to explore the wealth of pretty lanes and byways of the area.
Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort
Evocative Iron Age settlement set in the rugged, magical landscape of North Pembrokeshire. A visit to Castell Henllys is like stepping back in time to our prehistoric past. You can see how people lived in the Iron Age, what their houses looked like, how they dressed and how they went about their daily life. Enter the roundhouses and step back into the past, soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era and imagine what life must have been like for our ancestors.
Dyfed Shire Horse Farm
Meet our Shire horses, Balwen sheep, Welsh pigs, donkeys, llamas and small animals. We have a daily timetable of activities: new sheep racing, horse harnessing demonstrations, horse and cart rides, tractor and trailer tour. Bird of Prey (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and farriery demonstrations throughout summer holidays. Let the kids loose on the outdoor play areas, crazy golf, new go cart track and the sand shed.