Ceredigion’s historic towns include seaside resorts and market towns. The county has a rich history, from historic hillforts, castles, churches and chapels, scheduled monuments and listed buildings. Ceredigion is a county in Wales, corresponding to the former historic county of Cardiganshire.
The Ceredigion Coastline stretches for some 60 miles, bordered by Cardigan Bay to the west, Gwynedd to the north, Powys to the east, Carmarthenshire to the south and Pembrokeshire to the south-west.
The largest town in Ceredigion is Aberystwyth, a research hub for the whole of Wales. Things to do while visiting Aberystwyth include: Ceredigion Museum, Ceredigion Archives, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and the National Library of Wales.
While in Cardigan you will find the historic castle situated in the heart of the town, with Cardigan Guildhall market close by.
Ceredigion’s historic market towns include Aberaeron and New Quay, popular seaside resorts. While the inland towns of Ceredigion such as Tregaron, Lampeter and Llandysul are no less historic with notable buildings of antiquity.
|List of towns in Ceredigion:|
|ABERAERON, a sea-port, and rising watering-place, partly in the parish of Henfynyw, but principally in that of Llanddewi-Aberarth, lower division of the hundred of ILAR, county of Cardigan, South Wales, 16 miles (S. W. by S.) from Aberystwyth.|
|ABERYSTWYTH, a sea-port, borough, market town, and chapelry, in the parish of LLANBADARN-FAWR, locally in the lower division of the hundred of GENEU’R GLYN, county of Cardigan, South Wales, 38 miles (N.E.) from Cardigan.|
|CARDIGAN, a sea-port, borough, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, in the Lower division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of Cardigan, South Wales, 232 miles (W. by N.) from London.|
|LAMPETER, a borough, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, partly in the Upper division of the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, but chiefly in that of the hundred of MOYDDYN, county of Cardigan, South Wales, 27 miles (E.) from Cardigan.|
|LLANDYSUL, a parish, partly in the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, and partly in that of MOYDDYN, county of Cardigan, South Wales, 8 miles (E) from Newcastle Emlyn.|
|NEW-QUAY, a sea-port, in the parish of Llanllwchaiarn, union of Aberaeron, hundred of MOYDDYN, county of Cardigan, South Wales, 15 miles (N. W. by W.) from Lampeter.|
|TREGARON, a market-town and parish (formerly a borough), partly in the hundred of ILAR, but chiefly in the lower and upper divisions of the hundred of PENARTH, county of Cardigan, South Wales, 39 miles (E. by N.) from Cardigan.|
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Ceredigion became a unitary authority on 1 April 1996, formerly Cardiganshire.
There’s plenty of heritage and culture to explore in Ceredigion, discover Ceredigion’s ancient site, TV and film locations, and a hidden history of hillforts, castles, mines, mills, religion, rebellion, and canny ‘Cardi’ entrepreneurship.