Aberystwyth Beach
Aberystwyth Beach

Aberystwyth

Stroll along the Victorian seafront promenade in Aberystwyth, one of the principal towns along the West Wales coast.

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About Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a University town and the largest town in Mid Wales. It is home to the prestigious National Library of Wales which has the largest collection of books, maps, archives, bibliographies, pictures, photographs and rare manuscripts in Wales. It also holds guided tours, events and several different exhibitions at any one time.

For the best view of the town climb the steep Constitution Hill, either on foot, or aboard the Aberystwyth Cliff railway; the longest funicular electric cliff railway in Britain that has been sparing weary legs since opening in 1896; a truly vintage experience and surely the most relaxing way to get to the top! On a clear day you’ll be rewarded with views of Cardigan Bay and as far as Pembrokeshire.

The Aberystwyth to Clarach section of the Wales Coast Path passes over Constitution Hill, with Aberystwyth to Borth being a challenging yet popular section of Heritage Coast.

At the southern end of the promenade are the ruins of Aberystwyth’s 13th century castle, founded by Edward I and used by Owain Glyndŵr as a revolutionary base in 1404.

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Trefeddian Hotel

Aberdovey (9 miles, 15 km)

Country House Hotel with 59 rooms, £82-£200 pppn, £100-£125 pppnb

Brynarth Country Guest House

Aberystwyth (9 miles, 15 km)

Guest House with 8 rooms, £52-£165 prpnb

Bryncarnedd Cottages

Aberystwyth (2 miles, 3 km)

Self-catering with 20 units, £500-£4000 pupw sleeps 2-18

The Richmond

Aberystwyth (1 miles, 1 km)

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £70-£120 prpnb

Townhouse

Aberystwyth (1 miles, 1 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £990-£1980 pupw sleeps 8-11

Blue Grass Cottages

Aberystwyth (3 miles, 5 km)

Self-catering with 3 units, £57-£130 pupn sleeps 1-5

Plas Hafan Seaview Apartment

Aberystwyth (0 miles, 0 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £651-£749 pupw sleeps 2-4

Aber Accommodation - Seafront Apartments

Aberystwyth (0 miles, 1 km)

Self-catering with 5 units, £110-£180 pupn sleeps 2

Tynrhelyg Holiday Cottages

Talybont (7 miles, 12 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £490-£950 pupw sleeps 1-6

Tyddyn Rhys Farm

Aberdovey (10 miles, 16 km)

Individual Caravan with 1 unit, £390-£400 pupw sleeps 4

Aberdovey Haven

Aberdovey (10 miles, 15 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £440-£1005 pupw sleeps 1-5

Maes Bach

Aberystwyth (0 miles, 1 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £225-£250 pupn sleeps 1-7

Maes y Mor

Aberystwyth (0 miles, 1 km)

Hostel with 9 bedspaces, £60-£89 prpn

Aberleri Seaside Cottages

Borth (7 miles, 11 km)

Self-catering with 5 units, £269-£1119 pupw sleeps 2-10

Llechwedd Mawr

Talybont (9 miles, 15 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £500-£910 pupw sleeps 6

Ty Llyn Holiday Cottage

Aberystwyth (7 miles, 12 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £425-£950 pupw sleeps 2-8

Tyddyn Rhys Farm

Aberdovey (10 miles, 16 km)

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £75-£80 prpnb

Y Grange

Aberystwyth (6 miles, 10 km)

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £105-£150 prpnb

Penglanowen Fawr

Aberystwyth (7 miles, 12 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£390 pupw sleeps 5

Gwesty Cymru

Aberystwyth (0 miles, 1 km)

Guest Accommodation with 8 rooms, £70-£180 prpnb

Aberystwyth - the cultural capital of Wales

Aberystwyth has a legitimate claim to be the cultural capital of Wales. In addition to Aberystwyth University and the hugely respected National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a focal point for contemporary Welsh language and culture.

Aberystwyth - Pen Dinas Hillfort & Wellington Monument

Aberystwyth and surrounding area is a fantastic place for a holiday or short break, and a central base for exploring all that the Mid Wales Coast has to offer.

South of Aberystwyth town centre you will find the Pen Dinas Hill Fort and nearby Wellington Monument. The walk up to the summit, which is thought to date from around 400 BC, is steep but well worth the effort with views of both the Mid Wales coast and inland towards the Ystwyth and Rheidol river valleys. The monument dates from 1852 in memory of the Duke of Wellington.

Things to Do Around Aberystwyth

Join us at Harry’s Bar & Bistro and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, occasional live music and delicious food. Come for a quiet drink in our bar or partying the weekend away.

Viewed by many as the culture capital of Wales, it is home to the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth University and the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Lôn Teifi is part of National Route 82 between Aberystwyth and Fishguard. The route takes the same course as the Lôn Cambria route along the Ystwyth valley to Pont-rhyd-y-groes before turning southwest.

Where history, myth and legend collide in a fantastic day out for the whole family. Embark on an adventure discovering the history of our original Victorian Silver-Lead Mine, or Welsh fantasy and myth theatrical experiences.

Constitution Hill rises dramatically from the sea, providing spectacular and uninterrupted views of Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. On a clear day you can see 26 mountain peaks spanning much of the length of Wales.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of the dramatic Melindwr valley with commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. It's an established Red Kite feeding site with multiple outdoor trails to suit everyone.

Llanrhystud is a large village located at the junction of the A487 and B4337 midway between Aberystwyth and Aberaeron.

Experience untouched passages and unspoilt landscape of silver, lead, copper and zinc mines in Mid Wales, some of which date back over 4,000 years. Specialist-led Mid Wales Mine Adventures.

The whole Reserve is made up of three parts: Cors Fochno, an internationally important peat bog; Dyfi Estuary, an internationally important feeding ground for thousands of wading birds and the beach and sand dunes of Ynyslas.

Fantasy Farm Park is situated in the heart of the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. It has all the fun of the farm, plus a Petting area, an outdoor Play Area, pedal boats, tractor rides and lots more.

Ynyslas has three stunning miles of golden beach stretching from Borth in the south to the sand dunes in the north. It is a majestic spot for walking, picnics and windsurfing.

Aberystwyth's North Beach and seafront is a focal point of the town and a favourite attraction for visitors and locals alike.

The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the longest in Britain and the only one in Wales. Its 778 feet undulating track and tilted carriages are the unique work of Victorian engineer G. Croyden Marks.

Borth's sandy beach is the longest in Ceredigion. With three miles of gently shelving golden sand this Blue Flag Beach is especially popular with families with younger children and sailboard enthusiasts.

Enter immersive Escape Rooms and work your way through cryptic clues to solve your escape! With 60 minutes on the clock, your team must work your way through a variety of clues, crack the codes and beat the timer to escape.

Ceredigion museum is a celebration of Welsh history and heritage, housed in a restored Edwardian theatre. It is host to lively events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Situated in the heart of Aberystwyth, near the promenade.

Aberdyfi is a small seaside village on the north side of the Dyfi estuary in southern Snowdonia.

Aberdyfi Beach in Southern Snowdonia is a popular beach of perfect sand and the occasional sand dune extends for miles, from Aberdyfi all the way to Tywyn.

The first true castle built at Aberystwyth was erected about a mile south of the current site by Gilbert de Clare circa 1110, and was variously called Castell Tan-y-castell, Aberrheidol Castle and Old Aberystwyth, among others.

The Rheidol hydropower plant is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Guided tours of the power station are available by prior booking, visitor centre and interactive display.

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