North for the Day: Warpool Court Hotel’s Peter Trier Suggests Destinations
“Rain or shine, there’s so much to do and see in West Wales,” says Warpool Court Hotel proprietor Peter Trier. “A day goes by quickly here.”
Why not head north along the coast for a day out? Just across the River Teifi you’ll find the town of Cardigan (Aberteifi in Welsh) where you can shop indoors should the weather prove uncooperative. On a sunny day, you can go on a boat outing into Cardigan Bay with A Bay to Remember. It’s here that you can get up close to the largest resident population of bottlenose dolphins in the whole of Europe.
In the heart of the town is Cardigan Guildhall Market, where dozens of local independent traders showcase their unique products and services. First opened in 1860, the Market is housed in the first civic building constructed in the “modern Gothic” style advocated by John Ruskin.
You can visit shops that feature antiques and collectables, and others which sell handcrafted goods using local yarns. Many items are unique and vintage, while even more have been given new life.
You’ll find a shop that sells things to support its operation of an animal sanctuary. One of the most unusual is the Welsh Bus History display, which presents all aspects of Welsh bus history – from model vehicles, to photographs, bus tickets, ticket machines, uniforms, and memorabilia. If you’re looking for souvenirs, you’ll discover everything from car stickers to Welsh flags and hoodies.
There are plenty of shops on the main and secondary roads, including Yum Yum Sweets, a traditional sweet shop where a Giant Gobstopper – or some other special treat - awaits you.
If you enjoy searching for hidden treasures, check out variety of goods showcased by The Cardigan Trading Post.