Cardigan sits at the mouth of the river Teifi, between the county of Pembrokeshire to the south and Cardigan Bay and the county of Ceredigion to the north. Cardigan was the county town and administrative centre of the historic county of Cardiganshire. With a population of around 4000 Cardigan is a thriving market town and host to a number of popular festivals each year. The High Street retains much of its Victorian character. Held in the town every June is the Gwyl Fawr, the town's own Eisteddfod, and the Welsh music and language festival. This is a nod towards Cardigan holding the first ever Eisteddfod centuries ago in 1176.
The town sits in an ideal position for walkers, being midway between the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and the Ceredigion Coastal Path. Anglers will appreciate Cardigan for the fine fishing opportunities. The Teifi is a fine salmon river and is arguably the best mixed game fish river in England and Wales. Sea trout approaching 10lbs. and salmon approaching 20lbs or more can be caught in the Afon Teifi.
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