Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cardigan, a municipal and parliamentary borough, S. Wales, county town of Cardiganshire, is situated on the S.E. of Cardigan Bay, at the mouth of the river Teifi. Its harbour, being obstructed by a bar, affords accommodation for vessels of light draught only. It engages extensively in salmon fishing, and does a considerable export trade in slates. The town is built chiefly of slate rock, its streets being narrow and irregular. In the neighbourhood are the ruins of Cardigan castle, and the leading edifices in the town are the ancient church of St. Mary's and the block of buildings embracing the town hall, exchange, markets, and public library.