A picturesque coastal and market town in Ceredigion that's perfect for getaways.
Whether it's strolling along the oldest pier in Wales or at the camera obscura on top of Constitution Hill you'll find breath-taking views of the Aber's promenade and coastline.
Trains to Aberystwyth:
- Birmingham International to Aberystwyth train - 3hours 18mins
- Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth train - 1hour 52mins
- Machynlleth to Aberystwyth train - 30mins
National Library of Wales - Immerse yourself in Welsh and Celtic history in one of Wales' premier libraries. Since 1911 this library has housed a copy of every single printed work published in the UK and Ireland.
Ceredigion Museum & Gallery - Another celebration of Welsh culture and heritage this beautiful museum is located in an Edwardian theatre and located near the seafront.
Vale of Rheidol Railway - There's no finer way to see the countryside than a rail trip to Devil's bridge on the Rheidol Railway. Take in the spectacular scenery on this classic steam engine and keep a keen eye out for Red Kites and buzzards overhead.
A Weekend in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth Castle - Once a towering fortress, the sea, and many battles have left just the ruins of this formerly great castle. The history of the castle can still be explored as you can now stroll through the castle as a park.
Camera Obscura & Cliff Railway - On a clear day you can see amazing 360 degrees views from the biggest camera obscura in the world, including the summit of Snowdon. Plus you can enjoy a ride on the longest electric cliff railway in the UK, which opened way back in 1896.
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre - This park is full of beautiful trails for walkers, mountain bikers and runners alike. Or you can try your hand at feeding some Red Kites on their daily feed.