Top 5 things to do in Cardigan Bay

Enjoy great days out in Cardigan Bay!

We have made a list of our top 5 things to do in Cardigan Bay, so you don’t have to. There is no need for you to waste your time doing research in our holiday cottages, as we have done all the hard work for you. All you need to do is go and enjoy!

image of castle through trees

1. Cardigan Castle 

There are lots to see at Cardigan Castle, roam past the medieval walls and search through the castle remains. The castle is nearly 900 hundred years old, to learn about the history of the castle you can go on a guided tour. There is also a chance to visit the Georgian Mansion and learn about its past residents. The castle also has permanent and temporary exhibitions such as the Eisteddfod Exhibition, celebrating Cardigan as the birthplace of the Eisteddfod.  

family enjoying poppit sands in pembrokeshire

2. Poppit Sands

The award-winning Blue Flag beach has lifeguard cover provided by the RNLI throughout the summer season. It is a sandy beach backed by dunes, perfect for some fun splashing in the waves and building sandcastles. It is also a fabulous starting point for walking the coastal path. Just up from the beach is Poppit Sands Beach Cafe, which has both inside and outside seating. Outside the cafe is the marker stone commemorating the opening of the 180-mile path in 1970, it marks the end or the start of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

3. Welsh Wildlife Centre 

Discover nature like never before at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, meet new furry friends. With many different exciting activities and events taking place throughout the year, there is always something new to see. The nature reserve is home to some of the most superb flora and fauna in the UK. Watch the otters in the Teifi River whilst enjoying a picnic with your family. Or enter one of the many bird observation hides and watch out for some magnificent kingfishers.

4. St Dogmaels Abbey 

St Dogmaels is a small riverside village on the northern border of Pembrokeshire close to the market town of Cardigan. In the Abbey, you will see a museum exhibiting carved stones and artefacts from the abbey. In the museum, there are stories of the history of the abbey and the surrounding area. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path starts or ends here depending on which way you are travelling. It is also nearby to the blue flag beach Poppit Sands.

y felin flour mill flour in bowl

5. Y Felin  

Y Felin (the Mill – in English) is one of the last traditional working water mills in West Wales producing stone ground flour. They produce a range of stone ground flours which are available in the mill shop or at St Dogmaels’ weekly farmers market along with other fresh produce. The Halls who bought the estate in 1997 have been restoring the mill to its former glory. Throughout the year there are guided tours of the mill, which are both educational and informative.

Book a Holiday

With so many things to do in Cardigan Bay, it is impossible to be bored. Book a holiday with Treicert Farm Cottages and come and see for yourselves.