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.​​


Lost lands - Cantre'r Gwaelod and the Celtic otherworld

Cantre’r Gwaelod is Wales’s very own Atlantis, and the tale is one of Wales’s best known legends. Do some features along the shore of Cardigan Bay suggests that there may be some truth to the tale? and can you find the entrance to the Celtic otherworld in the Teifi valley?

Lost lands - Cantre'r Gwaelod and the Celtic otherworld


King Arthur in a land of giants

Many of Ceredigion's distinctive landscape features - from waterfall pools to rocky outcrops on beaches - are explained in legends and local folk tales. Why not go for a hilltop walk, a riverside stroll or a beach adventure to seek out the landmarks that inspired these stories, and discover the varied landscapes of Ceredigion. 

King Arthur in a land of giants


Ceredigion ghosts, haunting and cheating the Devil

Ceredigion is a peaceful county, but there are tales of ghosts in country lanes, mansions and mines. Join Ceredigion's ghosthunters and storytellers to find out more. Several Ceredigion folk tales tell how individuals successfully outwitted the Devil. This includes one of Wales’ most famous stories, the building of Devil’s Bridge.

Ceredigion ghosts, haunting and cheating the Devil