Just a “Stones Throw” from Cardigan Castle - On Beautiful Cardigan Bay - West Wales - UK.
Cardigan’s Longest Established Family Variety Store.
Welcome to Cardigan Town, and the Beautiful County of Ceredigion on Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea.
On this page are just some of the places you can visit, and trips you can experience, if you are visiting the area on holiday.
I will include places accomplished in a “day trip out” in your car.
During 2014 to 2016, some of the places I will add to this page include:
Cardigan, Llechryd & the River Teivy, Cilgerran Castle, Aberporth, Llangranog, Newquay, Tresaith, Penbryn Beach, Llysyfran Country Park & Reservoir, The Elan Valley Resevoirs, Newport Beach etc etc .
A fast Boat Trip in the Bay from Gwbert Landing Stage Pontoon is:
A Bay To Remember. Co.uk Mike
CARDIGAN is on the main coastal road between Aberystwyth in the north,
and Fishguard in the south.
The town lies on the estuary of the River Teifi, at the point where Ceredigion meets the county of Pembrokeshire.
Cardigan was the county town of the pre-1974 county of Cardiganshire.
It is a significant regional administrative centre for West Wales, harbouring a hospital, a college, a modern arts centre and a recently refurbished nineteenth century guildhall, good high street shopping facilities, together with a theatre with a 3 screen cinema and a Small World Theatre. Cardigan is twinned with Brioude, France.
In 1176, Cardigan Castle became the site of the first competitive Eisteddfod, and also hosted the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1942 and 1976.
The castle was for many years privately owned and, as a result, became run down and derelict. A group of volunteers from Cardigan Secondary School and our local Catholic Priest, Father Seamus Cunnane, raised its profile, such that Ceredigion County Council purchased it in 2003.
The castle took part in a BBC TV Restoration series, which raised it’s profile even further helping everyone involved to raise the massive sum of money needed to restore the castle, the house, and the grounds and make it an asset to the town once more,
From 2003, the town undertook a four year programme of sympathetically restoring many of the shop facades in the town centre.
Mike’s Shop was one of those that took on the challenge, and had considerable work carried out with major roof work and a completely renewed top to bottom shop front in 2004. It represented a substantial financial investment for the management family, partly helped by a grant.
The quay-side has been rebuilt with a new civic area and landing stage. The quay-side on the opposite side below the castle wall still awaits renovation and safety work.
In 2015 the Castle and it’s complete infrastructure saw the end of the long awaited two year £11m restoration, making it an important centrepiece in Cardigan. It opened to the public in April.
With the restoration of the Castle, and the unique blend of local shops, Cardigan is looking forward to a bright future with increased tourism and trade well into the 21st century and beyond.
Major site overhaul while staying on-line.
This is a “Shop Window” site, showing some of the product we sell, rather than the prices of what we sell .