Known as the gateway to the Teifi Valley, this pretty riverside town is a perfect base for those wishing to visit the popular Cardigan Bay which is home to the UKs largest pod of dolphins. The Marine Wildlife Centre has further information on the dolphins and grey seals in the area, and guided boat trips can be booked to explore further afield. Just along the coast is New Quay, another ideal spot for dolphin watching from the harbour wall.
Located on the headland is the Coastal Farm Park, a great family day out with a range of sea wildlife to spot and farm animals for the younger ones to feed. Cardigan is also the starting point of the Ceredigion coastal path, a fantastic stretch of marked trails which lead all the way to Aberystwyth.
Overlooking the River Teifi is the 12th century Cardigan Castle, and another historical point of interest nearby is the Iron Age fort at Castell Henllys. This themed village is set in 30 acres of woodland with re-created roundhouses and an outdoor play area with maze. The Vale of Rheidol railway is a lovely way to take in the unspoilt countryside, the line ends at the famous Devils Bridge Falls. Further ideas for days out include the National Wool Museum, New Quay Honey Farm and the Dyfed Shire Horse Farm. The Theatre Mwldan and the Small World Theatre have a range of musical and drama productions.
This is the go to place for outdoor enthusiasts to make the most of the fantastic walking, riding & cycling opportunities, especially in the Cambrian Mountains National Park. The Ceredigion Coastal Path features numerous trails to choose from depending on how far you wish to travel. Whether for a full walking holiday or just a stroll along the cliffs to a village pub, this unspoilt route is perfect and has views out across the famous Cardigan Bay which is home to the UKs largest pod of dolphins.
Dotted along the Wales-West England border are lots of lovely market towns, many of which have their own castle. This disputed ground has a large number of Roman and Norman medieval fortresses, today some are only ruins or just the earthen works remain however there are plenty which have restored to their former glory and are open to visitors.
Mid Wales also just touches on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, a popular mountain range for exploring caves, forest activities and other more extreme outdoor sports such as rock climbing and abseiling. A number of historic railways mean other regions of Wales are easily accessible for a day trip, and make for an enjoyable way to travel and take in the sights.