Aberystwyth Travel Guide

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Aberystwyth Highlights

  • Pro
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     Seafront, pubs 

  • Con
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     difficult to get to, diobolical public transport, rains a lot 

  • In a nutshell
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     A Grand Town With Great People 

Aberystwyth Things to Do

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    by cwningen Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    As night falls the starlings gather around the Pier. The group gets bigger and bigger as more birds join and the shapes they form as they swoop around the pier are fantastic. These photos do not do justice to the sight.

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  • by haleysqualey Written Feb 26, 2005

    Well maybe that's a slight lie, but, Aber is a great place to spend a few days.
    Among it's tourist attractions Aber is home to the Cliff Railway (situated at the North end of the seafront). You can choose either to walk up Constitution hill or take the little train that goes up the cliff! When at the top there is a Cafe and Camera Obscurer. You also get a fantastic view of the town which is always worth a look.
    The other main attraction is the steam train that takes you throught the hillside to Devil's Bridge. You catch the train at the far end of the train station and take a very scenic trip to a place where you get to see some bridges, and waterfalls and take a walk through a forest.
    Not too far from Aber (out to the North) is Ynyslas - a great streach of sand with sanddunes (always great for running up and down). Before you reach Ynyslas you drive through Borth which has an animalarium. You can get to Borth by train, car or bus.
    And to the South is Aberaeron which sells the best honey ice cream I've ever tasted. After you've had your ice cream pay a visit to tjhe aquarium.

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    by kamrahman Written Sep 16, 2008

    Fantastic shop with a wide range of gifts for all. I always make sure i visit to do all my Christmas Shopping. And they have now opened a new Homeware store.
    PS - Great looking website as well

    What to buy: Always something different to all the other shops. A treat for yourself or a special gift for a loved one.

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  • by Gwydion5 Updated Jun 8, 2006

    It's name translated to English is 'shop of things'. It is full of books in Welsh as well as books about Wales in English. It has a great children's selection, as well as an excellent collection of Welsh music CDs & tapes.

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Aberystwyth Tourist Traps

  • by Gwydion5 Written Jun 8, 2006

    This has got to be the most unhelpful Tourist Information Office I have ever seen. It's not that they are rude, but that they don't know anything.

    Fun Alternatives: Aberystwyth is small enough that you can pretty much find what you need just by walking around.

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Aberystwyth Off The Beaten Path

  • by Gwydion5 Updated Jun 8, 2006

    There is a great walk you can take from Aberystwyth up one of the hills surrounding the town. The hill is called Pen Dinas and is the site of an Iron Age Hill Fort, complete with earthworks. It is recognizable from town by the memorial placed on top in the shape of a cannon (celebrating the victory over Napoleon).

    To get there you walk south on Bridge Street over the Trefechan Bridge and continue south on Penparcau Road, keeping on the right side of the street. The road will start up a hill and there will be a driveway to your right. Follow the drive a few steps to the trail head to Pen Dinas. It is a delightful walk between hawthorn hedges to a gate that leads to the top of the hill.

    Spectacular views of Aberystwyth, Penparcau, Blaendolau and Cardigan Bay. Often very windy, so dress accordingly. Years ago you had to run a gauntlet of Welsh ponies (after the first time I always brought apples) to get up there, but they have since passed on. A lovely place for a picnic or just to sit and contemplate the beautiful Welsh countryside.

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