Boncath

Location

Area

Boncath and its environs

Boncath is in the Teifi Valley and enjoys a rich community tradition of hospitality, music, the arts and recreational activities.
Boncath is a village (population 700) in north Pembrokeshire about 5 miles west of Newcastle Emlyn and 3.5 miles from Cardigan. The village stands at a cross-roads linking the nearby Cenarth waterfalls and Eglwyswrw. Formerly a hamlet around an inn, the village developed after the coming of the railway in 1885.

Charity

The Community Hall

The Community Hall, a registered charity, provides a venue for events in the local area holding yoga, painting, drawing and Welsh language classes. There is also a children’s playground next door to the community hall. The village shop and post office is open 7 days a week and bus 430 connects Cardigan to the north and Narberth to the south.

Abercych, Newchapel, Cilgerran villages with 5 pubs and restaurants within 5-10 mins by car.

The Nags Head

History

Cilgerran Castle

Cilgerran Castle, 13th century Norman stronghold which hosts open air theatre and is open theatre and medieval enactments.

arts venue

Rhosygilwen

Rhosygilwen arts venue holding classical, folk, jazz and Welsh choral events all year around (1.5 m). The venue has an annual book festival, a chamber music summer Proms, opera season and various seasonal choral concerts such as St David’s Day and Christmas gala.

Town

Cardigan Town

Cardigan town rated in the top 10 places in the UK to raise a family by the Daily Telegraph (3.5 m). Cardigan Castle dates back to the 12th century and has art galleries and artisanal shops and restaurants plus the town Theatre Mwldan which has a 3-screen cinema and features regular touring shows.

Golf

Cardigan Golf Course

Cardigan 18-hole golf course at 150 ft, overlooks the bay and has been rated as one of the most picturesque places in Britain to play the game. There are several other excellent courses within easy driving. The River Teifi is popular for water sports such as boating and fishing. The Welsh Wildlife park (4 m) on marshes is teaming with birdlife and the famous 160m Pembrokeshire Coastal Path (designated by Conde Nast as one of most impressive walks in the world) starts a few miles away.

Sandy Beaches

stunning sandy beaches

Four stunning sandy beaches are within 5-6 miles. Cardigan Bay is popular as a surfers destination.

Education

Schools

There is a good supply of primary and secondary schools with three secondary schools in Crmych (Welsh medium, 5m), Cardigan (Bilingual, 5m) and Newcastle Emlyn (English medium, 6m).

location

Boncath