Cilgerran is a small village situated in North Pembrokeshire, on the banks of the River Teifi, just down the road from Cardigan. The village is set within beautiful countryside and is home to a magnificent castle, with the striking 13th-century fortress, perfectly perched overlooking the spectacular Teifi Gorge.
If you’re into nature and the great outdoors, then Cilgerran would be the perfect place to base yourself. The Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve can also be found just outside the village and within the heart of that, the award-winning and iconic Welsh Wildlife Centre, complete with Glasshouse Café. FBM Holidays are also extremely proud to be able to offer holiday accommodation of the Wildlife Trust site, in the form of Oak Tree Cottage.
Heritage Canoes are also based at the Teifi Marshes and enable you to paddle up the Teifi Gorge to get a different perspective on Cilgerran Castle. There are gorgeous woodlands within the surrounding area to be explored too, including Coedmor National Nature Reserve, Coed Gwastad and Coed Maidie B. Goddard Nature Reserve. Cycling is also a popular activity in the area. Cardi Bach traffic-free cycle trail, a 5 ½ mile (out and back) route meanders through the reserve, past marshes and bird watching hides into Cardigan. Alternatively, the longer 17½ mile ‘Meeting of the Waters’ circular cycle trail takes in Cilgerran as it starts in Cardigan, and travels along the Cardi Bach to Llechryd, Aberych, and New Chapel.
The village itself has a village shop combined with a post office open seven days a week 8am to 8pm. It sells everything and has a lot of Welsh produce plus newspapers, alcohol and fresh bread. If you require any pet supplies, you will be able to pick them up easily from Dog Food Dave’s shop. There are three pubs: Cardiff Arms, Pendre and the Masons Arms (known locally as the ‘Rampin’) as well as a little café.
Cardigan is just a four-mile drive away and you will find all the amenities you need there including an Aldi and Tesco. Cardigan is a beautiful town, also located on the banks of the River Teifi and is a mixing pot of craftspeople and farmers. There is much to see and do in Cardigan and some delicious eateries to try. You can even walk to Cardigan along the riverbank from the reserve (about 15-20 minutes).