New Quay tourist information & travel guide
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New Quay tourist guide
When in the area, a visit to New Quay is a must. Although only living there from 1944 to 1945, the town is famous the world over for Dylan Thomas and his wife Caitlin who occupied a bungalow just outside the town. New Quay is said by many to be the inspiration for the start of and characters in Under Milk Wood. For those interested in this most iconic of Welsh creatives, there is the Dylan Thomas New Quay Trail' to take you through some of the more famous places in the town that are connected with him, including, naturally enough, several pubs, including his personal favourites said to be the Seahorse and the Black Lion.
However, New Quay is not just about Dylan Thomas, important though he is to British literature! With its sheltered harbour and the safe beaches in the area, the summer sees New Quay as an active and bubbly holiday resort. There are all the summer activities available including where sailing, fishing and water sports. However, those wanting some peace and quiet away from the city will find that peace is also one of the key attractions of this delightful seaside resort.
There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and pubs, and there are numerous annual events held in the town during the summer. Certainly worth mentioning is the Cardigan River and Food Festival which is held every August. Having been running for over ten years, this festival continues to grow in stature, and is certainly now recognised as the best food festival in West Wales. The festival acknowledges and celebrates the part the River Teifi has played for people living in the area as well as showcasing the rich diversity of food either grown or produced locally.
A small market is held on Fridays during the year in Uplands Square and a small country market is held late morning in the Memorial Hall where locally produced delicacies are available including jams, chutney, pickles, crafts, cakes, pies and allegedly the best value cup of tea in Wales!