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Finding Us

St.Dogmaels is a coastal village next to the market town of Cardigan and doesn't carry all the transport variety and regularity as a city does. So if you don't drive then it may take some planning and consideration to find us. Below are detailed directions on how to find us and some information on public transport.


 By Car

 If you are arriving from either Carmarthen (A484) or Aberwystwyth (A487) then the first place you'll come to in Cardigan is Finch Square Bus Stop and Cafe. Drive straight on approching the high street and take the first left turn after the bus stop. Follow the road round past the Castle walls which will be on your right and the Teifi river to your left. Then take the left turn over the bridge and turn right to St.Dogmaels past the yellow pub. Follow this road for about 1 mile. You will go past some houses on both sides and Glebelands Vegetable Shop on your left and on into the centre of St.Dogmaels. Go past Bowen's Fish and Chip Shop on your left and Premier Mini Market on your right and follow the road to your right signposted Poppit Sands. Go straight ahead past the Ferry Inn and come to the Estuary on your right. Shortley after the jetty there is a small turning to your left with a white sign at the bottom reading Tide Reach, turn up here and head right to the top. 


If you are arriving from Fishguard on the A487 then, when you get to the main roudabout on the south side of Cardigan, take the first turning left past a housing estate and terraced houses. Go down the hill and you will see the bridge into Cardigan ahead. Before you reach the bridge turn left past the yellow pub (now you are on the road to St.Dogmeals) and then follow the same instructions as above.


 On Foot

 We are literally at the begining/end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

 If you are arriving from the Coast Path then before you reach us you'll reach Poppit Sands. Follow the main road past the carpark at Poppit and carry straight on along the gorse banks and mud flats. Pass the Webley hotel (or make a stop for a drink overlooking the estuary) and continue up a steep hill. At the top of the hill follow the road left and carry on untill it starts to go down hill through an avenue of trees. When you reach the bottom of this hill you will see the estuary to your left and a turning and small sign to your right reading Tide Reach. The sign reads Tide Reach, turn up here and continue straight up to the top. Now you should have rached us.


 By Bus 

 These are some guidelines for major bus services to Cardigan and St.Dogmaels, please double check the times before you take the busses, as they may have changed slightly, at


Carmarthen - Cardigan the 460

Busses start from Carmarthen bus station at 6.25am and last bus is at 6.15pm

From the Train Station they start at 8.08am and finish at 6.05

Both services depart at intervals of 1/2 hour to 1 hour


Aberwystwyth - Cardigan the X50/550

Leaving from Aberwystwyth bus startion (just out side of the Train station).

Busses start at 6.40 and finish at 8.45 1 hour intervals

The bus from Aberwystwyth terminates at Aberaeron at Alban Square and you will need to catch the connecting bus to Cardigan, which will also depart from Alban Square.


Fishguard - Cardigan the 412

Leaving from the Fishguard Square.

First bus is at 8.30am and last one is at 8.28, on a Saturday the last bus is at 10.24, they leave at about 1 hour intervals

If you are catching the ferry over from Ireland busses also depart from Goodwick Train station (located next to the harbour) at 7.45am, 6.50pm and 8.33pm.


Cardigan to St.Dogmaels the 407 and the Poppit Rocket (less frequent in Winter months)

Departing from Finch Square bus station.

From 8.30am to 5.50pm at 1/2 hour to 1 hour intervals.


 By Train

 There are train stations located at Aberwstwyth, Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour. All of them have regular sevices and it is pretty straight forward to then catch a bus to Cardigan, or a Taxi if you'd prefer.


 By Boat

 If you are arriving by ferry from Ireland the most convenient port to reach us is Fishguard. However from both Fishguard and Pembroke Dock it is fairly straghforward to catch a bus or drive, if you have brought your car, to us.


Stena Line is the only Ferry to Fishguard and has two services a day at 2.45am and 2.30pm both taking around 3 1/2 hours.


Irish ferries operates from Pembroke Dock and also has two trips a day running at 8.45am and 8.45pm both taking 4 hours.



 If you are in need of a taxi to reach us here are some good local companies

Robins - 01239 612190

Home James - 01239 611003

Cardi Cabs - 01239 621399

Fares from Cardigan cost around £5


 By Plane

 The nearest Airport to us is located in Cardiff, from there you can either hire a car or catch a train to Carmarthen from which you can then catch a bus (info given above). 



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