Aberystwyth has a legitimate claim to be the cultural capital of Wales. In addition to the Aberystwyth University it also boasts the hugely respected National Library of Wales, The Aberystwyth Arts Centreand is a focal point for contemporary Welsh language and culture.
Like many towns along the west coast of Wales,Aberystwyth has a history that encompasses the Iron Age, Glyndwr's rebellion and the Civil War. Today the town thrives as a tourist destination and student village. Nestled between the hillside University campus and theVictorian seafront, the transitory population of the town afford it a vibrancy and dynamism that is unmatched anywhere in mid-wales. The unique cosmopolitan virtues of Aberystwyth also broaden and enrich the range of restaurants, entertainment and accommodation on offer. The seaside town is also said to benefit from a micro-climate, enjoying significantly warmer weather than its neighbouring towns and perhaps explains its popularity amongst visitors.
Besides all the attractions one would expect to find at a thriving coastal resort Aberystwyth also offers a host of other activities and sites of interest. Constitution hilloverlooking the beach can be scaled with the help of Britain's longest electric railway, and once at the summit it boasts a Camera Obscura and views as far as Pembrokeshire. At the other end of the beach the ruins of Aberystwyth's 13th century castle provide a romantic spot to watch the sun slip behind the horizon. Ceredigion County Museum offers a compelling narrative in local history whilst the walking trails in Parc Penglais make for a tranquil escape from the bustle of the town centre.
Search and book online your perfect seaside holiday. From Self Catering,Hotels and B&B's, Aberystwyth is a fantastic place for a romantic break or a central base for exploring all that the Cambrian Coast has to offer.
In 1983 an unexplained aerial crash provided TV historian Mark Olly with a subject for the film 'Europe's Roswell: UFO Crash at Aberystwyth' and put the town at the centre of an investigation into the paranormal world of UFOs.