‘Aber’, as it’s known to locals, is always worth a visit. Aberystwyth has two local beaches and a beautiful seafront promenade, perfect for stunning views over Cardigan Bay.
And with a cliff railway and magnificent castle ruins at either end of the promenade, you’re bound to find something to fascinate the family.
Our favourite things to do in Aberystwyth
Here are some of our favourite things to do around Aberystwyth:
Climb the Constitution Hill on the seafront for some fantastic views over Cardigan Bay, and make your journey back down on the Cliff Railway which first opened in 1896 powered by a water balance before becoming electric in 1921. It is the longest funicular electric cliff railway in Britain and is definitely worth a ride!
A visit to the National Library of Wales. Next to Aberystwyth university is the National library where you can explore the exhibitions, learn the history of Wales, attend an event or get something to eat at the Pen Dinas cafe. Entry is free.
Take a 12 mile journey form Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge on the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway. Step back in time and wind your way through the Rheidol valley, arriving in Devils Bridge, home to famous waterfalls. Check out Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway website to see times and prices.
Discover the local history at the Ceredigion Museum. A museum displaying the historical culture, heritage and art of Ceredigion. They also hold film nights, perfomances, workshops and a cafe. Entrance is Free.
See a show, film or exhibition at Aberystwyth University’s Arts Centre. It’s one of the UK’s largest art centres holding events, festivals, comedy, dance and exhibitions. Entry is free.
The Butterfly House is home to hundreds of colourful butterflies, insects and rare plants. See the website for prices and opening times.
Contact us today to find out more about what’s on offer in and around Treberfedd.