Overlooking the River Rheidol, Aberystwyth is an ancient market town, popular as a seaside resort and much-loved for its glorious Promenade, following the curve of the bay from the marina to Constitution Hill.
The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway takes visitors up the steep side of Constitution Hill, which has a gorgeous view of the whole town from the summit. It’s hard to ignore the impressive ruins of Aberystwyth Castle, the majestic fortress built by King Edward I in the late 13th century. This Grade I listed site sits intermingled with the more contemporary architecture of Aberystwyth, and it can be strange to see, scattered throughout the town, the huge blocks of stone that once made up this ancient fort.
Aberystwyth has much to offer in the way of culture and the arts, however, one of the liveliest attractions is the Arts Centre. With a packed programme of events throughout the year, it showcases visiting talent and homegrown artists, from painters, and dancers to musicians and comedians. There’s something to suit every taste.
For adrenaline junkies, AberAdventures offers an exciting range of water sports, including surfing, kayaking and bodyboarding - perfect for big and small kids who love splashing around in the sea.
Afterwards, relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants around Marine Place. Take in the views, while you decide on your next adventure - maybe a trip around the many shops here. From big high street names to quaint boutiques and local markets featuring handcrafted gifts and treasures, - don’t forget to pick up some delicious homemade shortbread or a bag of moreish fudge for the journey home.
Travel to Aberystwyth by booking a train from Carmarthen with our smartphone app. With access to timetables, and our latest deals, you know it makes sense. Our trains also offer free Wifi, allowing you to catch up with your social media feed, or, if you can’t avoid it, work. Plan your next visit to this stunning Welsh jewel now.