Aberystwyth is the perfect location to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery Wales has to offer, including Ceredigion, Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains.
Our bustling town is one of the largest towns in mid-Wales, boasting the world-class University of Aberystwyth, a thriving culture and a stunning coastline. Visitors to Aberystwyth, or as we locals affectionally call it, ‘Aber’, can expect a warm Welsh welcome and plenty to see and do.
Aberystwyth’s Victorian Promenade offers some of the best views of the town and its coastline. Built in 1864, Aberystwyth Pier is the oldest in Wales and offers (arguably) the second-best viewpoint of Aberystwyth. To experience the best, you’ll need to go to the end of the Promenade at North Beach, where you can look down at Aberystwyth from 430 feet up Constitution Hill.
Aberystwyth is rich in culture, and its history shines through wherever you look. From beautiful walks and cycle paths to ancient architecture, Aberystwyth has it all.
Pen Dinas Hill - Pen Dinas Hill is well worth a climb and offers 360° views of the sea, the Norman castle and the Cambrian Mountains from its summit. Pen Dinas is a must and an easy climb for serious hikers and casual wanderers alike.
Aberystwyth Castle - Built in the 13th century by the English, the original purpose of Aberystwyth Castle was to keep the Welsh out since it has become a local must-see spot for any visitor to Aberystwyth.
Aberystwyth Cliff Railway – Aberystwyth Cliff Railway is the longest cliff railway in Britain and offers incredible views of the town from above. When you reach the top of Constitution Hill, you will find the Aberystwyth Camera Obscura, the largest in the world, where you can experience a 360° view of over 1000 square miles, so remember those cameras!
National Library of Wales & The Arts Centre – There’s no better way to learn about Aberystwyth’s history than visiting the National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Neighbouring each other, you can visit these in a day, and you won’t be disappointed. Keep an eye on the Library’s events as it regularly hosts painting and film exhibitions where you can sit and enjoy Welsh archive films.
Vale of Rheidol Railway & Devil’s Bridge – Famous for its feature in BBC’s Hinterland, Devil’s Bridge has become synonymous with Ceredigion and can be reached by the Vale of Rheidol Railway. This trip will take you 12 miles through some of the most incredible Welsh scenery, climbing up 700 feet.
Aberystwyth has gained an enviable reputation for its outstanding culinary offering, with the town’s cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes.
Whether you are after a coffee or a quick bite on the move, fish and chips on the beach, or a sit-down meal, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Aberystwyth. Don’t forget our very own Park Kitchen, conveniently located right in Park Lodge, the perfect setting to enjoy a meal or hot drink at any time of day.
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