Aberystwyth is a lively town to visit, with an attractive coast and lots of surrounding countryside. The town has plenty of entertainment, and at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre there’s a varied programme including drama, film, music and dance. For dining out, the town has a great range of restaurants covering a wide variety of international menus, and you’ll have a large choice for pubs, clubs and music venues for an enjoyable evening out.
When shopping in the town, you’ll find a good range of both independent and well known high street shops. Business conference centres here include those at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Aberystwyth University, and the closest airports for international flights are Cardiff Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Aberystwyth Bay Car Hire
Wherever you are in Aberystwyth, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Aberystwyth car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some places you could visit when in Aberystwyth:
The Ceredigion Museum
Visitors can see an interesting collection of exhibits at this Museum, telling the story of the region and its people, from prehistory to present day, and is set in a former theatre. Subjects covered here include domestic life, farming, film and theatre, and among the exhibits you can see a recreated Welsh Cottage from the 1800’s, historical farming implements, ceramics, clocks and toys.
Penglais Nature Park
Set on the hill above Aberystwyth, you can enjoy great views across the town from this lovely Nature Reserve. In the Reserve visitors can enjoy the tranquility of the area in the quiet woodlands, with lots of pathways, and enjoy all the wildlife and nature to be seen.
Aberystwyth Cliff Railway and Constitution Hill
You can take a ride on this charming Victorian funicular Cliff Railway to the top of Constitution Hill by the promenade, and from the top you’ll have panoramic views across all of the the town, surrounding landscape and the sea. You can also look through the camera obscura at the top, and there’s a cafe to enjoy something to eat and drink while you enjoy your views.
The town has a long wide beach where you can relax or play, and there’s a long promenade where you can walk along enjoying the sea views and coastal sights. There are lots of features along the promenade which include a bandstand that holds lots of performances in the summer, and a kid’s paddling pool. There’s also the Victorian pier where you can visit the amusements or bars, or just relax with an ice-cream.
Magic of Life Butterfly House
This is a lovely place to come where you can see many brightly coloured butterflies from around the world, along with fascinating caterpillars, moths and insects including giant stick insects, and there are also many beautiful plants and flowers to be seen here.
You can visit the ruins of this 13th century Castle, built by King Edward I, which has been the scene of historical battles, sieges and revolt, and also used as a Royal Mint by King Charles I, before finally destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers during the Civil War.
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