Welcome to Tregaron
Home to the 2022 National Eisteddfod of Wales, Tregaron is a truly Welsh town, with over 60% of its population able to speak Welsh. It is the perfect starting point for exploring the Cambrian Mountains.
Tregaron stands in the shadow of the Cambrian Mountains, near the source of the river Teifi and it is one of the six main market towns of Ceredigion and twinned with Plouvien, in Brittany, since 1999. In the 19th Century, it was a thriving market town and an important stop for drovers on their routes through Wales driving cattle, horses, pigs, geese and sheep to English markets. The town’s traditional market, “Ffair Garon” was granted its Royal Charter in 1292. Historically, one of the important industries for this area was wool and woollen products. The Doldre part of the town was renowned for its knitting, and these products were sold locally as well as taken to markets to the southern mining communities of Wales. Wool from the area was even used as a base for the railway line that once crossed the reddish bog to the north of Tregaron, known as “Cors Caron”.