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Tregaron Market Place
Grid reference: SN679597
Location: 52°13’11"N, 3°56’7"W
Population: 1,183  (2001)
Post town: Tregaron
Postcode: SY25
Dialling code: 01974
Local Government
Council: Ceredigion

Tregaron is a market town in Cardiganshire, on the River Brenig, a tributary of the River Teifi. According to the 2001, Tregaron's population was 1,183 of whom 68.8% spoke Welsh fluently.

Notable buildings in the town include the parish church, St Caron's (after which the town is named), and the 13th-century Talbot Hotel, which supposedly has an elephant buried in its grounds. The remote chapel Soar y mynydd is close to Tregaron.

The River Brenig is noted for its brown trout and eels. Nearby Cors Caron (sometimes called Tregaron Bog), is known for its adders, buzzards and red kites.

Culture plays an important part of the town's events, and Tregaron has been home to many artist in fields form painting and jewellery to music and theatre. The town has a vibrant annual Eisteddfod, held at the beginning of each September, which attracts performers from all parts of Wales and beyond. The first recorded eisteddfod associated with Tregaron was held over a hundred years ago.

Each year the Tregaron Harness Racing competition is held outside the town.

During the Second World War, the War Office used a site near Tregaron for training exercises. Its continued use for training exercises following the War was the subject of protest and resulted in a challenge to the government about its continued military conscription in peacetime.

The town formerly suffered much from flooding from the river. A large programme of flood relief works by the riverbank has recently been completed to prevent the problem from recurring.

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