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Cardigan Overview Cardigan, in Wales, is a town with humble origins. As a former settlement around the Norman Castle, ...

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Cardigan, in Wales, is a town with humble origins. As a former settlement around the Norman Castle, which was built during the eleventh century, Cardigan has come a long way. Supporting a population slightly over 4,000, present-day Cardigan is replete with all the essential facilities for education, healthcare, transport, entertainment, sports, worship and retail. With the recent merger of Coleg Ceredigion and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Cardigan has become a university town. Cardigan is also a tourist spot, with several attractions nearby. Situated at the estuary of River Teifi, the town is served by trunk roads: A484 to Swansea, A478 to Pembrokeshire, and A487. Along with the bridge over Teifi and a three-lane bypass, these roads enable bus connectivity to Carmarthenshire, and also Ceredigion. The Clarbeston Road railway station is the nearest rail link to the town. Property prices here, as of Dec. 2015, average at £184,375.

Cardigan Job Opportunities

The presence of major supermarkets, such as Tesco and Boots as well as other shops ensures a dependable offering of retail jobs in Cardigan. The different companies functioning at the Pentood Industrial Estate also offer considerable opportunity for jobs in Cardigan. Tour operators and the many hotels in and around the town provide hospitality jobs.

Cardigan Employment Trends

The Saddlers Arms brewery in Cardigan town centre is all set to reopen in May, with the owner Martson’s reapplying for a licensee. The Ceredigion county has received a government funding of nearly £1.5 million to improve road networks. Cardigan will profit from £109,575 to be spent on improving access ways around the town centre and foot-ways in the vicinity of the Cardigan Primary School, enhancing road safety in the town as well as offering jobs in Cardigan for both experienced and newly qualified teachers. Safe accessibility is expected to boost local economy, as well as create vacancies for this project.

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