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.
A Far Old Line Festival at Aberystwyth
Between July 21st and 5th August 2017 Aberystwyth’s Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch will be staging a big community arts festival – A FAR OLD LINE.
The festival is about bringing communities and groups together to celebrate the culture of Ceredigion through an exciting series of performances, arts events and workshops. Everything will happen in public spaces – the promenade, the beach, the bandstand, Canolfan Arad Goch and some pubs and hotels. There will be activities for children, young people, adults and the whole family – and they’ll all be based on the amazing story of Cantre’r Gwaelod – the Sunken Hundred.
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 beaches, 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.
Why not start your journey of discovery by visiting 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.