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Cardigan

Cardigan, founded in the early eleventh century and situated at the mouth of the River Teifi, is the historic county town of Cardiganshire (or Ceredigion) in west Wales, with a current population of around 4000. Cardigan Castle was the site of the first competitive Eisteddfod and the modern Eisteddfod was hosted by Cardigan in 1942 and 1976. Cardigan was an important nineteenth century port with several shipyards but, early in the twentieth century, the river silted up and the port declined. Tourism is increasingly important to the town, with visitor attractions including the remains of the castle, a heritage and arts centre, the nineteenth century guildhall and a 200 acre wildlife park just outside the town. The map below shows the features of the town as it was around the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map to see an enlargement.


 
Cardigan Map
 Cardigan town map

Map of Cardigan

Old map of the town of Cardigan circa 1950

 
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Cardigan Map

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew

 
 
 
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