You will find Aberystwyth in the north of Ceredigion, complete with a promenade and pier with a stretch of beautiful beach. It’s a lively and bustling university town with a healthy student community attending Aberystwyth University. The town is also home to the National Library of Wales.
The setting of popular TV series Hinterland, the town attracts tourists for many reasons from tracing the steps of the crimes solved by Tom Mathias to exploring further afield along the Wales Coast Path.
You’ll catch some stunning sunsets from Aberystwyth and spectacular views of the sea. During the winter, the regular site of starlings is a breath-taking experience as a swooping mass of birds whirl in the sky above.
The seafront retains much of its Georgian-Victorian charm and there are suggestions that the town could be even older around the town from street names.
For a great view of Aberystwyth, you can climb Constitution Hill, or if you prefer, the Cliff Railway provides a more leisurely alternative, as well as fantastic views.
One of the best ways to see the spectacular valley landscape and waterfalls of the Rheidol is by steam train on the Vale of Rheidol Railway between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge. Look out for special excursions throughout the year with food, music and even themed trips!
A food trail in Aberystwyth would be any foodie’s heaven from indulging at Byrgyr to communal dining in the back room of Ultracomida delicatessen. The high street is home to some well-known high street brand plus a good range of local businesses dotted in between.