In the 18th century, salt smuggling was rife in Ceredigion where it was used to preserve
bacon and herring. Costing half the price in Ireland, there was a busy illegal trade,
evidenced in places such as Ogof yr Halen (meaning Salt Cave) at Llangrannog. Similarly wines and spirits were smuggled, stored and traded in local caves.
In the village, Llangrannog’s church is dedicated to Carannog, a 6th century sea travelling celtic saint who was a friend of St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland.
Llangrannog lies across the boundary of two types of this rock, Silurian and Ordovician. These names, internationally recognised and used by geologists worldwide, were taken from the names of two Celtic tribes that once occupied Wales.
Fun through the generations
The Urdd is the Welsh youth movement and it is the biggest of its kind in Europe. Each year its centre t Llangrannog provides activities for some 20,000 youngsters and features a heritage centre, dry ski-slope, equine centre and climbing wallall open to the public.