Cardigan is a beautiful little market town in west Wales. It was once one of the busiest ports in Wales with a good trade in exporting slate etc and importing coal.
Cardigan is situated in the county of Ceredigion in Mid Wales. It lies on the estuary of the River Teifi at the point where Ceredigion meets Pembrokeshire. It was the county town of the pre-1974 county of Cardiganshire. The town's population was 4,203 inhabitants in 2001. It is a significant regional administrative centre for West Wales, harbouring a hospital, college, a modern arts centre and a currently under-used nineteenth century guildhall together with a theatre and good shopping facilities. Cardigan is twinned with Brioude, France.