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Ceredigion Legends

Explore the rich folklore of Ceredigion which tells of knights and princes, an Atlantis-like lost land, mermaids, shipwrecked kings and princesses, as well as ghosts and fairies, and canny old ladies tricking the devil.  Ceredigion places also feature in the great epic tales of Wales, the Mabinogion.

Explore Ceredigion with the 'Legends of the West' app

The 'Legends of the West' app brings Ceredigion’s legendary landscape to life by delivering stories, activities and information to your mobile device as you explore the region. Using GPS and Beacon location technology to show relevant content to your device depending on your location, 'Legends of the West' enables you to engage more deeply with the culture of the region and explore the places and spaces associated with 12 fascinating legends, including Taliesin, Cantre'r Gwaelod and Twm Sion Cati.

Use the QR code on the image below to get the Legends of the West onto your device and the app is available free of charge from either the App Store or the Playstore - search for Legends of the West - Chwedlau'r Gorllewin.

Discover the epic tales of Ceredigion

Aberystwyth hosts an International Storytelling Festival each spring, and there is a growing number of storytelling clubs across the county where local storytellers entertain with local tales - some old, some new.

Join a walk or a guided tour to follow in the footsteps of princes, saints and sinners, explore the castles, ancient cairns, abbey ruins and lost gardens as well as b​eaches, rivers and woodland glades that gave rise to these amazing legends. Your locally based walk or tourleaders know the best stories as well as the best routes and paths to follow.

Check our events listing for storytelling events, or visit the National Library of Wales​ to see the priceless manuscripts that recorded these ancient legends, dip into the vast collections of manuscripts, maps, paintings, recordings and film at exhibitions and related talks and performances. ​​​You can also use the Legends of the West app to discover some of the treasures and resources of the Library.

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