Cardigan is a market town dating fro 1093, when Roger de Montgomery built the first Cardigan castle, and established the town.
Located 36 miles south of Aberystwyth, Cardigan is the other major administrative town in Ceredigion besides Aberystwyth, although the new council office in Aberystwyth have moved some of this role away from Cardigan.
Ever since the Middle Ages, Cardigan was a major shipping port, and was also one of the major routes for British emigration to America.
The town had a total of 5 shipyards, which built over 200 ships, and a further 300 ships were registered in the port of Cardigan in 1816.
However, as the river Teifi began to silt up, and with the advent of more effective modes of transport, Cardigan as a shipping mecca of West Wales fell into decline.
The town you see today is rich in heritage and culture, and Cardigan Castle is a wonderful place to explore.
Cardigan cannot be reached by rail from Aberystwyth, but a regular bus service connects the two towns. Details of the service times can be found here