Ceredigion is one of those administrative areas created by government reorganisation, claimed to be for efficiency, but in reality probably to skew election results or make more jobs for the boys or something. It used to be known as Cardiganshire, though in ancient there was a short-lived kingdom of Ceredigion.

That said, it is a beautiful area in south-west Wales, with miles of rocky coastline, rich in sea life, large areas of upland wilderness and mile after mile of rolling farmland. The coastline is Cardigan Bay, where you can watch dolphins, porpoises, seals and the occasional whale. The uplands are known formally as the Cambrian Mountains and informally as the "wilderness of Wales".