The market town of Cardigan, Wales, is located in West Wales and is considered as the gateway for coastal paths in Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire as well as the Teifi Valley. More than four thousand inhabitants live in the town, which has a rich cultural heritage and houses numerous festivals throughout the year. Port of Cardigan, Cardigan’s Market Hall, and Cardigan Castle are the most interesting sights for history lovers. The Cardigan Bay is very attractive for outdoor enthusiasts who love sports.
Getting there by car is easy. The A487 road connects Cardigan to the southwest and northeast of Wales. Bus services link the market town of Cardigan with most nearby towns in the counties Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, and Carmarthenshire. The climate is maritime and mild with comparatively little rain compared to most parts of the United Kingdom. In summer, travelers can expect nine to ten days of rain per month. Between June and August, the daily maximum temperature reaches around sixteen to eighteen degrees Celsius.
There are several hotels, guesthouses, camping sites, and hostels in Cardigan, Wales. Your Cardigan, Wales hostel is a former farm complex surrounded by the beautiful rural landscape in the area. However, your Cardigan, Wales hostel is a bit remote, at around eleven kilometres from the centre of the market town. The accommodation is suitable for tourists who look for relaxation far away from the hustle and bustle of a bigger city.
Cardigan is the host of many festivals. The most important ones are the Outdoor Shakespeare Festival and The River and Food Festival in August, which celebrates the regional food in the area of the River Teifi and offers several activities as well as attractions for families with kids. Port of Cardigan was established in the twelfth century and grew to an important trading point for goods such as woolen clothing. Later slate, oats, and barley was exported. In the eighteenth and early ninteenth century, the town was the most important port in South Wales, but due to its shallow harbour, the trading economy declined in the twentieth century. Cardigan Castle was built in the twelfth century and has recently undergone renovations. In recent years, it has been opened to public and the complex houses historical items from Medieval to modern times. For beachgoers there are several scenic beaches around Cardigan; Llangrannog Beach is very popular with locals and tourists, due to its beautiful coastal scenery, including two sandy beaches.
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