PLANS are in the pipeline to draw more visitors to Cardigan with the arrival of the National Eisteddfod in Ceredigion later this year.

The Eisteddfod, the largest cultural event in Europe, is being staged at Tregaron and research shows 150,000 additional visitors will head to Ceredigion during that week in August.

It is hoped that Cardigan, the birthplace of the Eisteddfod, will be able to attract some of those and with this in mind, plans are being drawn up to get the town 'dressed up' to celebrate this Welsh cultural event.

This year’s town mayor elect, Cllr Clive Davies has asked the bunting to be replaced in time for the summer, with new bunting spanned on as many streets as possible.

A number of Welsh Flags are also available to be mounted along the town centre.

Businesses are being sought to host a flag on buildings and it is hoped the Christmas tree holders on buildings could also be used.

In another boost for the town, dates for visiting cruises are again being discussed. The organisers have asked for Cardigan Town maps and App details to be sent to them in the weeks ahead.

“Having the town clearly branded as a Welsh market town with flags and bunting all helps give a sense of place to the visitors,” said Cllr Davies.