"nestled around an ancient ruined abbey"
"not yet been rolled under the commercial steamroller of todays tourism. "
" charming West Wales village of ST DOGMAELS "
"on the estuary of the River Teifi"
Is this tiny Welsh food market the best in Britain? Telegraph 2016
The village is situated on the tidal Teifi Estuary and contains the remains of a 12th Century abbey with adjacent museum/gallery, tea room and shop next to the duck pond of Y Felin, one of the few working medieval water mills in Wales.
Shakespeare plays are performed annually in the Abbey ground in August by the Abbey Shakespeare Players, a company containing both local actors and those from around the country.
St Dogmaels is a working village, with a local fisherman and farming community. There are three pubs, a Post Office, Bowen’s Fish and Chip shop, small local petrol station and garage and a local shop.
The village is spread around the hillside of the Teifi valley and there are a number of short walks around the village that take in lovely views over the Abbey and river, through woodland and along the river to the Pinog where you can watch the bird life and (if you’re very lucky) you may catch sight of the local otter family.
It is a 20 minute walk into Cardigan and 40 minute walk to Poppit Sands beach. Regular buses run to Cardigan all year round, joined by the Poppit Rocket, part of a network of buses that run the length of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path throughout the summer months.
Founded in about 1115. Extensive remains dating from the 12th to 16th centuries. (Only a 4 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)
Entry to the Abbey is Free but donations to the charity are always welcome.
The eco-friendly Coach House Project is based around the ancient Abbey of St. Dogmaels. It houses a museum and sells a wide range of locally produced foods and crafts. (Only a 4 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)
Mon - Sun - Open from 10:00 until 16:00
Poppit Sands is a wide, sandy beach at the estuary of the River Teifi only 1 and a half miles from Oriel Milgi. The beach can be accessed by the Webley Hotel (35 minute walk from Oriel Milgi) or at the far end by the lifeboat station and Poppit Sands cafe (a 45 minute walk from Oriel Milgi) The area is popular with surfers and boogie-boarders. The beach is life-guarded during the summer and the rock-pools and dunes provide plenty to explore.
Poppit Sands is a great place to take your dog all year round. between 1st May and the 1st of October the small section to the left of the coastguard hut is closed to dogs, howeve this still leaves a large expanse of sandy beach to the right. Even at high tide there is enough beach to ealk your dog on and great dunes behind for them to play in as well.
"At 167 metres, Cemaes Head, in the most northerly part of Pembrokeshire, is the highest sea cliff in Wales. The inaccessible pebbly beach below is the location for the largest Atlantic grey seal haul out – when the seals leave the water – in Pembrokeshire, with up to 200 seals seen at the same time during winter. It is also an important breeding site where many pups are born from late August to December. Ravens, kestrels and peregrines cruise along the cliffs together with chough, an iconic bird with a distinctive call.
Take the cliff path at the end of the road to the west of Poppit Sands, where there is a car park at the farm" The Guardian
A collapsed dolmen bluestone on the banks of the River Teifi in St Dogmaels. Translation means 'Answer Stone' because when you stand on it you get the most perfect echo across the river.
The 'Segranus' stone
Can be seen inside (at the back) of St Thomas' Church - next to the Abbey, the stone has Ogham and Latin inscription that provided the key to deciphering this ancient Irish language.
(Only a 3 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)
Llech y Dribedd
Chambered Tomb is located on a public footpath near Moylgrove at SN101432 and is definitely worth a visit.
Nevern Church and Cross and Yew Trees
Vitialanus and Maglocunus' stoneswith bilingual inscriptions in Latin and 5th century Irish Ogham script.
The 13 feet high 10th century great cross.
The bleeding yew in the churchyard has a dark red resin that drips from an old wound on the trunk.
Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber
Dating back to about 3500 BC and unusually oriented north-south, stands on the slopes of a ridge commanding extensive views over the Nevern Valley. The elegant capstone weighs over 16 tons; it is 5m (16ft 6in) long and 2.4m (8ft) off the ground.
Castell Henllys Iron Age Hill Fort
Step back in time at Castell Henllys, a unique Iron Age hill fort recreated with fantastic replica Iron Age roundhouses, built right on top of the excavated remains of an existing hill fort, dating back 2,400 years.
Adjacent to the abbey, Y Felin is one of the last working water mills in Wales producing traditional stoneground flour and offering guided tours.
A large selection of flours and local produce is available from the mill shop. (Only a 4 minute walk from Oriel Milgi.)
BBC Food and Farming Awards
The best food market in Britain 2016
"It’s a small market, but the food is exceptional."
Diana Henry cookery journalist of the year
The market runs every Tuesday from 9am until 1pm offering a wide range of local produce such as vegetables, meat, cakes, bread, seafood, preserves and cheese.
Only a 20 minute walk (5 minute drive) from Oriel Milgi, Cardigan's Castle, narrow streets, traditional independent shops, inns and eating places many with their original Georgian and Victorian fronts help create a unique visitor experience.
(30 minute walk from Oriel Milgi B&B)
Lovely independent shop, beautiful gifts , lampshades etc.
Castle Cafe & Cellar Bar
Live music, High St, Cardigan
Arts centre situated in Cardigan
Small World theatre
Small World Theatre is an Arts and Culture for Development organisation
The castle sits on a rocky promontory above the River Teifi. An earth and timber castle is believed to have been built around 1100, though the existing masonry dates from around 13th century.
The castle is largely ruinous, though two substantial towers remain. From the castle there are pleasant walks down to the River Teifi.
The stunning visitor centre stands within the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve on the banks of the River Teifi. The Welsh Wildlife Centre building won an award for architectural design in 1993 when it was first constructed, and still astonishes the visiting public today. It is constructed largely of wood and glass and has panoramic views over the Teifi River, Cardigan town and woodland.