An ancient Welsh cultural and commercial centre along the Teifi estuary on the West Wales coast, today, Cardigan or Aberteifi as it is known in Welsh, is a busy market town which boasts a number of annual cultural festivals.
The town's buildings are predominately Georgian and Victorian in style, many of which are in use as fashionable boutiques, traditional shops, inns and places to eat and socialise. There is a wealth of local food producers in the surrounding area, and their produce is found on many menus throughout the town. For the intrepid gastronome, Cardigan also offers a bustling River and Food Festival in August each year. For further information see the events page on this site.
One of the more unusual facts about Cardigan is that it is the site of Wales' premier Roman Catholic Shrine. Before the Reformation, the statue was known as 'The Virgin Mary, who held a candle whose flame never extinguished. Today, it is know as the shrine to Our Lady of the Taper.