Holidays in West Wales
Cilgerran is a small village situated off the main road near Cardigan, to the North border of Pembrokeshire, but within its boundaries lie a great many things to do and see. You can uncover nearly 800 years of history at the magnificent Cilgerran Castle, with the striking 13th-century fortress perfectly perched overlooking the spectacular Teifi Gorge. The Welsh Wildlife Centre & Teifi Marsh is also situated in Cilgerran, and the Trust has won the prestigious Visit Wales 'Gold' Award for outstanding customer service and facilities. Located in the heart of the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, the award-winning and iconic Wildlife Centre is home to the Glasshouse Café. 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. The other shop in the village is Dog Food Dave which sells pet and animal food. There are three pubs: Cardiff Arms, Pendre and the Masons Arms (known locally as the ‘Rampin’). Down the lane opposite the Cardiff Arms is Cilgerran Castle and further on is the local church which is worth a visit. There is access to the river down the lane next to the village shop with free parking and toilets available. Cardigan is four miles drive from Oak Tree Cottage where you can find Aldi and Tesco. You can also walk to Cardigan along the river bank from the reserve (about 15-20 minutes).