Cardigan


Hotels, B&B's and Self Catering in Cardigan

Cardigan is the county town of Ceredigion; a thriving market town with an interesting history. One of Cardigans claims to fame is that the garment named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan, Lieutenant General James Thomas Brudenell, is still carrying the towns name all over the world. The Earl wore a knitted waistcoat which became known as a cardigan, and this has since been associated with this Victorian army officer famed for leading the charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. The town has a modern arts centre with a two-screen cinema, a theatre and good shopping facilities, as well as many shops specialising in locally produced foods and crafts. Visit the 29th century Guildhall and the medieval castle, built in 1093 after the Norman conquest of Ceredigion and the town quays. A highlight of the year in Cardigan, is Barley Saturday, on the last Saturday in April, when horses are proudly paraded through the streets in an annual pageant celebrating the countryside. The horses are followed by of vintage cars, motorbikes, tractors, carriages, milk floats and wagons.


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