Aberystwyth Travel Guide

Situated in the centre of Wales’ west coast, the town of Aberystwyth features a charming collection of typically Welsh buildings, gently crumbling ruins and important museums and other attractions for visitors to explore. This is a great place to use as a base while taking daytrips to explore the stunning coastline and surrounding countryside, while visitors will also discover that Aberystwyth boasts a large number of modern attractions and amenities including a vibrant nightlife scene that is just waiting to be enjoyed.

Things to see and do in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth, Wales

Aberystwyth is a lively seaside town in Wales.

Aberystwyth Castle is one of Wale’s most famous landmarks and was built back in the 13th century. Visitors can have fun wandering around the angle towers of Aberystwyth Castle and this magnificent structure provides an interesting view back into the area’s past.

Strolling along the promenade as the sun slowly sinks behind the horizon is an experience that should not be missed. on a clear day visitors will be able to take in stunning views across Cardigan Bay, while the promenade is also lined with several bars where visitors can pause to soak up the scenery while enjoying a drink or two.

Aberystwyth, Wales

The sea front at Aberystwyth on a hot spring afternoon.

By far the most enchanting views of the area are provided from the very top of Constitution Hill. It takes around fifteen minutes to complete the climb to the very top of the hill, where visitors will be able to pause for refreshments at the tea shop and check out the Camera Obscura.

Book worms are sure to be in their element as they surround themselves with the four million books and other types of texts that the National Library of Wales houses. A number of interesting exhibits can also be found here that highlight various aspects of the Celtic culture.

Pier – Aberystwyth, Wales

Pier at sunset in Aberystwyth, Wales.

One of the best ways to experience the intense natural beauty of this part of Wales is by taking a ride on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. This impressive steam powered line takes visitors up the stunning Rheidol Valley all the way to Devils Bridge and the trip takes around an hour each way to complete.

Climate conditions

Aberystwyth is blessed with an oceanic climate, which means that it tends to be rather cool and damp throughout the year. The wind that comes off the ocean adds to the chill factor and visitors should make sure that they wrap up warm while exploring. July is typically the hottest month of the year, while there are plenty of warm and sunny days to enjoy from June to August.