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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The Richmond

Aberystwyth (1 miles, 1 km)

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £60-£120 prpnb

Tynrhelyg Holiday Cottages

Talybont (7 miles, 12 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £500-£980 pupw sleeps 1-6

Blue Grass Cottages

Aberystwyth (3 miles, 5 km)

Self-catering with 3 units, £66-£150 pupn sleeps 1-5

Townhouse

Aberystwyth (1 miles, 1 km)

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

Bryncarnedd Cottages

Aberystwyth (2 miles, 3 km)

Self-catering with 20 units, £135-£550 pppn sleeps 1-2 , £65-£150 pupn sleeps 1-6 , £500-£4000 pupw sleeps 2-18

Trefeddian Hotel

Aberdovey (9 miles, 15 km)

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

Y Grange

Aberystwyth (6 miles, 10 km)

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £135-£170 prpnb

Penglanowen Fawr

Aberystwyth (7 miles, 12 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£500 pupw sleeps 5

Tyddyn Rhys Farm

Aberdovey (10 miles, 16 km)

Individual Caravan with 1 unit, £400-£405 pupw sleeps 4

Tyddyn Rhys Farm

Aberdovey (10 miles, 16 km)

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £85 prpnb

Llechwedd Mawr

Talybont (9 miles, 15 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £500-£930 pupw sleeps 6

Fron Farm

Aberystwyth (10 miles, 15 km)

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £45-£120 prpn

Ty Llyn Holiday Cottage

Aberystwyth (7 miles, 12 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £0-£925 pupw sleeps 2-8

Maes y Mor

Aberystwyth (0 miles, 1 km)

Hostel with 9 bedspaces, £60-£100 prpn

Maes Bach

Aberystwyth (0 miles, 1 km)

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

Aber Accommodation - Seafront Apartments

Aberystwyth (0 miles, 1 km)

Self-catering with 5 units, £110-£1260 pupn sleeps 2

Brynarth Country Guest House

Aberystwyth (9 miles, 15 km)

Guest House with 8 rooms, £52-£158 prpnb

Aberleri Seaside Cottages

Borth (7 miles, 11 km)

Self-catering with 5 units, £279-£499 pupw sleeps 2-10

Northfield Holiday Park

Borth (5 miles, 8 km)

Holiday Park with 15 units, £200-£580 pupw sleeps 1-6

Country House Hostel @ Plas Dolau

Aberystwyth (3 miles, 4 km)

Hostel with 39 bedspaces, £22 pppnb

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

Perched on a hilltop near Aberystwyth, Bwlch Nant yr Arian is famous for feeding red kites daily. Range of waymarked walking, mountain biking, running and horse-riding trails and a mountain bike skills park. Café, shop and play area.

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.

The only licenced tour guiding company in the UK providing clients with fully guided tours on a motorcycle and sidecar.

Borth is a coastal village just 7 miles north of Aberystywth. During summer its many camp sites and holiday parks are home to hundreds of visitors to the area - many of whom have been returning here for years.

The Trefeddian Hotel serve everything from a three course dining room lunch to more relaxed light bites, sandwiches and delicious homemade afternoon tea in the hotel lounges or on a sunny day on our stunning sea view terrace.

The Hafod Forest occupies some 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley and surrounding hills.

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

Parc Penrhos is a family owned leisure & holiday complex with hotel & holiday park accommodation, restaurant & golf club with immaculate 18 hole course & 9 hole academy course situated between Aberystwyth & Aberaeron.

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.

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

Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'. It has a wide-ranging programme across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts film & new media.

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.

The Silver Mountain Experience is a visitor attraction encompassing a historic Silver-Lead mine, exciting Escape Rooms and much more. With a Gift Shop, the onsite Miner's Rest Cafe and beautiful hillside views it is well worth the visit!

The River Rheidol rises in Plynlimon near Nant y Moch reservoir. Cwm Rheidol covers approx. 73 square miles reaching the sea at Aberystwyth. Attractions include Devil's Bridge Falls, Rheidol Railway and Hydro Electric Visitor Centre.

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.

Pennau Craft and Coffee Shop in the village of Bow Street is just four miles north of the busy coastal resort of Aberystwyth. At Pennau Craft Coffee Shop, the accent is firmly on offering the best that Wales has to offer.

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.

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

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.

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.

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