One of the most popular places in Wales for a holiday, there is something for everyone in Aberystwyth. It is one of the biggest towns in Wales while also being picturesque and peaceful with endless coastal views.
Cafés and restaurants overlook the harbour, situated on the rivers Rheidol and Ystwyth, with a marina which is home to dozens of characterful boats. Visitors can enjoy a range of food options in Aberystwyth, which caters well to vegetarians, vegans, and those with special dietary requirements.
From the centre of Aberystwyth town, you can climb up to the top of Constitution Hill. Standing 430 feet above sea level, visitors can enjoy views over Cardigan Bay and for hundreds of miles further. The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway operates every day between April and October, offering an alternative method of travel to the top of this staggering peak.
In the middle of the town is Aberystwyth Castle, with a story reaching as far back as the 13th century. Along with several other Welsh castles, Aberystwyth Castle was constructed by the order of the English King Edward I in 1277 as part of his efforts to conquer Wales.
If you’re visiting in the summer, you might catch the Aberystwyth Cycle Festival, which attracts hundreds of cyclers for an annual weekend of biking fun.
On Aberystwyth Beach, dogs are allowed on a section between the harbour and the jetty all year long. Dogs are not allowed on the main (north) beach between May and September.