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The Teifi River flows from Lampeter all the way past Cardigan where it meets the ocean at Cardigan Bay.
    Cardigan Island Farm Park (Gwbert-on-Sea) – The Farm Park is located on the point where the Teifi River meets the sea, and Cardigan Island is in the distance. Stand on the cliffs (safely fenced in) to look for gray seals and you might catch a glimpse of bottlenose dolphins. Farm park also has Shetland ponies, pigs and usual breeds of cattle.
  Cilgerran Castle (Cilgerran) – Although this 13th century castle is considerably crumbled, the location on the cliff above the River Teifi is stunning. This castle was built to guard the entrance to the river and control sea going ships as they passed by. Cilgerran Castle has a long and tumultuous history, as it was taken and lost alternately by the Welsh and English, and a romantic legend of Nest, the wife of a Norman noble who ran off with a Welsh prince.
    Welsh Wildlife Centre (Cilgerran) – Explore the marsh and reeds along the Teifi River. Keep your eye out for otters and kingfishers. There are treetop hides where you can observe water birds. There's also a playground and cafe at the Centre.
      Canoeing on the River Teifi – From the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, go canoeing on the river, through the Cilgerran Gorge. Look for otters, herons and cormorants. Even kids as young as 3 can go on the canoe trips.
    National Coracle Centre (Cenarth Falls) – This is your chance to see a coracle, those round little boats, and find out how these boats are made. Along with the museum, which has a collection of coracles, there is also a 17th century four mill, nature trail and riverside walk.
    Museum of the Welsh Woolen Industry (Dre-fach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn) – Whether cardigans come from Cardigan, Welsh woolens are famous. This museum in a former woollen mill has demonstrations of traditional and modern techniques of carding, spinning, dyeing and weaving.
    Teifi Valley Railway (Henllan) - Take a short but sweet ride on a narrow gauge steam train. The train goes through woodland forests from Henllan to Forest Halt and back. There's a playground and picnic tables at the station. Click here for the schedule.
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