Ceredigion is an extensive county in mid Wales (440,630 acres (1783 kmĀ²)). A partly coastal county, it is bordered by Cardigan Bay to the west (part of the Irish Sea), Gwynedd to the north, Powys to the east, Carmarthenshire to the south, and Pembrokeshire to the south-west. Population 64,000. It corresponds more-or-less to the historic county of Cardiganshire.

Towns and villages

Map of Ceridigion




The Welsh-language name Ceredigion means 'Land of Ceredig', who was a son of Cunedda, a chieftain who reconquered much of Wales from the Irish around the fifth century CE.

Aside from the long coastline on Cardigan Bay, much of Cardiganshire is dominated by the Cambrian Mountains.

Get around

By Rail

There are two mainline railway stations in Ceredigion; Aberystwyth and Borth. From these stations passengers can catch trains to Birmingham and Shrewsbury. Services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales on the Cambrian Line.

By Bus

Council bus timetable site

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