Sitting resplendent on the Ceredigion coast is the historic town of Aberystwyth; with a long sandy beach and rows of colourful Victorian and Edwardian houses that face out seawards over a wide, winding promenade and ample beach; just the ideal place for relaxing seaside strolls.
If you want to take in some of Aberystwyth’s many sights and landmarks, then you can see most of them from the 2000 metre long promenade; relax by the bandstand where in the summer they hold live music events. Or hop onto the cliff railway, the longest electric cliff railway in Britain, to the summit of Constitution Hill and marvel at not only the view of the sweeping North Beach, but also visit the Victorian Camera Obscura that is housed here.
From Aberystwyth Pier take in the sights of the beautiful Cardigan Bay, treat yourself in the ice cream parlour or indeed dance the night away in the pier’s nightclub.
Explore Aberystwyth of old with a trip to the ruins of the thirteenth century Aberystwyth Castle; the inner and middle walls remain in part and a ramble around the ruins gives you a feel of the great castle that once stood proud on these grounds. There are also picnic areas, playgrounds and a crazy golf course.
Aberystwyth is famously a university town and also houses the National Library of Wales, which is home to large collections of books and archives as well as exhibitions and galleries for visitors to explore. As well as taking in art in the National Library exhibitions, you can explore what the Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and the School of Art have to offer.
With many walks both in and around town, as well as plenty of places to shop and eat and drink and a wealth of natural beauty, Aberystwyth is the perfect place for a holiday by the sea; search for cottages in Aberystwyth today.