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Cilgerran is on the border of Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire between St Dogmaels and Cenarth. The village is linear in nature and stretches along the south bank of The Teifi River.

Cilgerran Castle is approximately triangular in shape; a small castle, it was built in a commanding position, perched on a craggy promontory, high above The River Teifi. In the Tudor period, the Vaughan family were granted the castle by Henry VII, and they continued to occupy it until the early C17th; the artist Turner painted and sketched the ruined castle several times.

The Welsh Wildlife Centre is a futuristic glass and timber building on the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve. This wetland reserve is home to a stunning range of wildlife; otters play in the river, overwintering birds take shelter on the ponds and during the spring, the woodlands are carpeted with bluebells.

Other attractions in the village include the annual coracle races; this event, started in 1950, attracts competitors from all over the world.

The churchyard of St Llawddog contains a megalithic standing stone or Ogham stone upon which The Irish Ogham script can still be seen.

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Cardigan TIC

Address

Pembrokeshire,
SA43 2SF

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Map reference: SN 195425  Lat: 52.05142 Long: -4.63382

South-east of Cardigan off the A478 or the A484.

Accessible by Public Transport: 21 miles from Fishguard & Goodwick station