Cardigan Town

Cardigan Town - Barley SaturdayCardigan (Aberteifi in Welsh) is a town on the Ceredigion side of the River Teifi, on the border with Pembrokeshire in west Wales.

Cardigan is the second largest town in Ceredigion (formerly known as Cardiganshire). In Cardigan you will find an arts theatre with a two screen cinema, three supermarkets, a small hospital, a college, a swimming pool and a leisure centre, there are also some little shops and pubs on the high street, the town also has a library where you can access the internet if required, the library is located on the fourth level of Canolfan Teifi on the high street and there is a lift as well as stairs making it disabled friendly.

An indoor market, held inside the Guild Hall – one of the finest buildings in West Wales, is held Monday to Saturday, however the market does close on a Wednesday during out of season times. In the market you will find a range of stalls from arts and crafts to food stalls selling local produce such as fresh bread and cakes, fruit and veg as well as cheeses and welsh butter. The Guild Hall in Cardigan was the first civic building in Britain to be built in the Ruskinian Gothic architectural style, it was built by two local craftsmen using stone quarried in the nearby village of Cilgerran. The building which has two stories is one of the prettiest town halls in Wales with a multi-arched basement of this building that the market mentioned earlier in this introduction is held. There have been recent improvements made to the Guild Hall including a lovely gallery at street level. The four faced clock tower was added to the building in 1892.

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