Nestled between the rugged Welsh coastline and the lush countryside, Aberystwyth town always offers something exciting. Whether you want to look at the historical Aberystwyth Castle or more modern art exhibitions, it's a great place to visit.
At Aberystwyth Park Lodge, we understand that part of the charm of staying in this beautiful town is experiencing its vibrant cultural scene and community events. We can offer a comfortable, friendly place for you to stay in Aberystwyth, where you can get a modern hotel room, with free parking, free Wi-Fi, an on-site hotel restaurant and more.
Whether you're visiting for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, here's a glimpse of what's on in Aberystwyth to make your trip even more memorable.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
One of Aberystwyth's cultural gems in the town centre is the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The Centre is a hub of creativity and entertainment. The centre hosts an eclectic array of events throughout the year, including live theatre performances, art exhibitions, and musical concerts.
The Art Centre's cinema screens a variety of different films each month. They show many new and old films, including Barbie, Toy Story, My Fair Lady, and Oppenheimer in September. October's films include A Haunting in Venice and Bolan's Shoes. Have a look at what's on at the Arts Centre here.
The venue attracts several famous comedians like Rosie Jones on the 1st of October and the Comedy Club. Theatre is also on display here, with performances of The House with Chicken Legs running in October, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in November.
Looking to learn something new? There are dance and performance lessons for children of all different ages looking at different styles like theatre and ballet. Some adult classes include tap, ballet, pottery and photography. You could even get your zen on with lunchtime yoga classes running on Tuesdays throughout some of September and October.
Aberystwyth Farmers' Market
If you have a penchant for fresh, locally sourced produce, don't miss the Aberystwyth Farmers' Market. The market is held on the first and third Saturday of each month and is now home to over 30 stalls each time. Initially launched in the year 2000, the market continues to be successful. It is situated just off Park Avenue, near the Rheidol Railway.
Just some of the things on offer include vegetables, free-range eggs, local cheeses, meat and poultry, honey, homemade bread and cakes and more. With such a vast offering, it's definitely one to visit.
Aberystwyth University Events
Aberystwyth University often hosts a variety of events that are open to the public. Attend lectures, guest speakers, and student performances to connect with the university's lively academic community. What's more, is that there are even more events if you're a student at the University. From Fresher's Fair events to library tours and pottery-making sessions, there is something for everyone.
If the University is of academic interest to you, they are holding an open day on the 14th of October. If you've come a long way, Aberystwyth Park Lodge could be a good choice for you. We'll aim to make you feel relaxed and comfortable from the moment you arrive in the car park.
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
For nature enthusiasts, the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre offers fascinating events related to marine conservation. Join guided wildlife walks and boat trips to catch glimpses of seals, dolphins, and other marine creatures inhabiting the Welsh coast.
Festivals and Annual Events
Aberystwyth hosts various festivals and annual events that cater to a range of interests. The Aberystwyth Comedy Festival, Welsh Language Music Festival (Gwyl y Gors), and the Aberystwyth MusicFest are just a few examples of the town's lively cultural calendar. These events often feature local talent and provide a unique insight into Welsh culture.
One of the biggest events is the Big Tribute Festival, hosted just 4 miles from Aberystwyth. If you're not up for camping then you could come back and book in at the best hotel in Aberystwyth! We have all the showers, double comfy beds, parking spaces and tea and coffee you could want. What's more, we have a lovely, local Aberystwyth restaurant that you can visit to fill up before or after a long day.
Aberystwyth is a town that continually surprises and delights visitors with its rich cultural offerings and community spirit. Whether you're interested in the arts, outdoor adventures, or simply enjoying the local cuisine, Aberystwyth has something for everyone. As you begin to plan your visit and search for an Aberystwyth hotel we hope you will consider the Aberystwyth Park Lodge hotel.