This picturesque town along the Ceredigion coastline Aberystwyth is known for its university and promenade from its stunning views from the top of Constitution Hill, culture and heritage.
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This Georgian seaside town has something for everyone from its bustling town centre full of independent shops and for the foodies there is options for all tastes and budgets
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You can travel to Aberystwyth with its well connected rail service from across Wales and its Borders, this is an ideal destination for a short break away and using Trainsplits unique journey planner you can cut down costs and maximise your savings on your train tickets.
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The railway station is located centrally to Aberystwyth and is only a short walk to the seafront.
The town has many bus services running through to destinations all over Wales, such as Cardigan, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea.
Cycling in Aberystwyth is ideal as the town is built on flat ground and the train services and many bus services have places where you can store your bike while on the move. Aberystwyth is also the starting point for the Sustrans Cycle Network.
Built in the 13th Century the Aberystwyth Castle this Grade I listed building has been subject to a number of sieges and armed attacks. The castle now stands in ruins and visitors can explore the remains of the castle and take in the views of the town, surrounding coastline and Cardigan Bay.
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Experience the breathtaking Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, a renowned attraction nestled in the heart of Aberystwyth. This historic funicular railway transports visitors from the town to the summit of Constitution Hill, offering not only a convenient mode of transportation but also breathtaking vistas of the charming Welsh coastline. Revel in the scenic beauty as you ascend, and once at the top, explore the summit complex, complete with a cafe and camera obscura, making the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway an enriching and panoramic experience for all. The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway operates from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week, from April to October, and may extend until 6:00 pm during the high season. During the off-peak season, a limited timetable is in effect. It is advisable to visit their website or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information.
Take a journey from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge with the Rheidol Railway. Opened in 1902, this narrow gauge railway has been carrying holiday makers for over a hundred years. You can watch the scenery go by as you travel through open fields, woodland and mountain scenery until you reach Devils Bridge, which is home to the famous Mynach Falls.
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Housed in a preserved Edwardian the Ceredigion Museum is home to a celebration of Welsh heritage showing the history and heritage of Ceredigion across the ages. The museum is host to a number of permanent collections along with some temporary collections throughout the year.
Fancy a day at the beach, then look no further than Aberystwyth’s North Beach. Just a few minutes walk from Aberystwyth railway station is located next to the promenade,you can enjoy the delights of the seaside such as donkey rides, live music and various arcades and cafes along the Victorian pier, which is close by.
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There are a variety of places to eat and drink in Aberystwyth, where you can eat and drink and take in the scenery of the promenade and scenic coastline. There are also a range of deli’s where you can pick up some delicacies to take home with you.
Little Italy - 51 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2JN
This intimate Italian restaurant offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere along with its freshly cooked menu of Italian dishes from Pasta to Pizza. Due to the limited space of the restaurant, booking ahead is advised.
Dragonfly Bistro - 7 Saint James’s Square, Aberystwyth, SY23 2JN
This vegan bistro with a regularly changing menu, offers a range of gluten free choices along with a selection of wine, spirits and beers.
The Glengower - 3 Victoria Terrace, Aberystwyth, SY23 2DH
This traditional seafront pub with rooms has a strong reputation as a dining destination serving a homemade menu of pub classics along with some seasonal specials. All of the dishes are made using locally sourced ingredients, which can give a flavour of the local area.
The Miner’s Rest Cafe - Silver Mountain Experience Llywernog, Aberystwyth, SY23 2DH
As part of The Silver Mountain Experience the Miner’s Rest Cafe is an ideal place to enjoy lunch or a coffee and cake while taking in the sights of the Welsh Countryside and Cambrian Mountains. You can find a range of hot food, snacks along with a selection of hot and cold drinks.
Sophies - 27 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2JN
If you are a breakfast fan then look no further than sophies they offer light bites to the full English alongside some lunch options for you. There is also a vegetarian options too.
Alongside the beach and the victorian pier the town also has its own football club which was founded in 1884. The team play at Park Avenue, which can accommodate 5000 spectators and was one of the original founding members of Cymru Premier, which is the national football league of Wales.
The town is also home to other sports and societies ranging from Aberystwyth Rugby club and bowling and for the more adventurous Aberystwyth Caving Club. There is a whole range of different activities which to get involved in.
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Why not extend you stay in Aberystwyth and explore more of the stunning coastline and more of Wales. Aberystwyth boasts a range of accommodation options, from seaside B&Bs and hotels and charming rural cottages providing a comfortable and welcoming retreat.
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