Cardigan in the Sunshine

This week we jollied off to West Wales for a few days – Cardigan to be precise, which is one of my favourite areas of West Wales. We stayed at Caemorgan Mansion which was lovely – beautifully renovated and scrumptious food – what a treat!

And, in addition the weather was beautiful, which meant that we could do some walking on the coastal path. Our first trek was from Mynt along the coast. The landmark here is the Church of the Holy Cross which is lovingly preserved and well worth a peek.

Mynt church

Our second coastal path walk was from Llangrannog to Newquay which was stunning. And, half way along the route we were able to stop off at a little cafe in Cwmtydi to enjoy some well deserved refreshments – tea and scones!

Cwmtydu 1

Cwmtydu sign

There was also a stunning view as we dropped into Newquay.

Newquayweb

On our final day we visited St Dogmaels, a lovely little village near Cardigan. It is always on the list for a visit when we are in the area as it has a little mill where you can buy bread flour. The added bonus when we visited this time was that the farmer’s market was in full swing.

The new attraction in Cardigan is the Castle, which has just been opened after extensive renovation. The Georgian house in the grounds is well restored and the gardens will be worth a visit in the future, but are currently work in progress.

However, there were two stunning wall hangings on show – one in fabric – a Sea Quilt that celebrates the Shipping Connections that Cardigan Castle and the town had with the rest of the world.

Cardigan quilt

the other knitted…..

Carigan knitted blanket

They have been designed by Lisa Helier, who also designed a giant knitted cardian that was created to mark Cardigan’s 900th anniversary in 2011.

Giant cardigan_edited-1

And, to round off the trip we visited Tresaith beach and enjoyed a cool drink before heading home.

TD tresaith beach web

Tresaith weather

Our only disappointment was that after being assured that we would see dolphins swimming around the coast we didn’t see any – but we did see some seals.

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