On the Teifi estuary is the bustling and ancient market town of Cardigan. It's narrow streets are full of traditional shops, cafés and inns and home to many fine Georgian and Victorian buildings. The town has a long and rich cultural history and is famous for its many festivals.

Cardigan's prime location on the banks of the River Teifi once ensured its role as an established Welsh seaport with international trade links. A port since the early Middle Ages, by the 1800's Cardigan could boast a flourishing ship building industry and over 300 registered ships, some bound for distant lands such as the Canary Islands and Argentina. Today, Cardigan's authority as an international port is part of its history and it is pleasure boats that dominate the waters.

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