Aberystwyt is a historic market town and is a popular holiday destination within Ceredigion, West Wales. Aberystwyth has also been a major Welsh educational centre since the late 19th century with the university college there in 1872. The population was recorded as 15,935 back in 2001.
The town is nestled between two beautiful beaches and three hills, which host some a harbor, pier and some castle ruins. The surrounding hills offer stunning views of Cardigan Bay and hold the visible remains of an Iron Age fort and also a monument to Wellington once climbed. Aberystwyth is a University town with around seven thousand students, this makes a vibrant nightlife and place to enjoy a night out, not just during the summertime.There are now around fifty pubs left in Aberystwyth so you’ll be sure to find some decent pub grub here.
Aberystwyth Castle makes a great day out. Iron Age settlers used hilltop called Pen Dinas to create a huge fortification, which still dominates the skyline as you approach Aberystwyt from the south and reminds you of the skills of its ancient builders. Learn about this amazing fortress steeped in history since the 14th Century.
How about a nice stroll along the seaside with some traditional fish ’n’ chips? Cardigan Bay has a stunning coast line and has consistently been awarded the EU blue flag for cleanliness. Several sites of special scientific interest are close to the University. The landscape, flora and fauna in the Aberystwyth area are very impressive. Bottle nosed dolphins can be seen offshore and red kites regularly fly over the campuses. Aberystwyth has a wealth of restaurants and good places to eat and being a major tourist centre, offers many activities and facilities.