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Located in the middle of the west coast of Wales at the mouth of the Ystwyth River, Aberystwth’s sublime collection of ancient ruins, charming buildings, venerable educational institutions, acclaimed museums and picturesque countryside, make this rather isolated Welsh town a rewarding holiday destination.
The ruins of Aberystwyth Castle make an enthralling morning or afternoon outing. Built in 1277, Aberystwyth Castle was once diamond shaped containing two twin-towered gatehouses, four gates, a barbican, and several round towers. Today, despite its ruinous state, the castle’s magnificent location on the shore subject it to the mercies of the powerful wind and waves of the Atlantic, creating a bleak atmosphere that immediately takes you back to the Middle Ages.
Llanbadarn Fawr's historic church is well worth a stop, as is the National Library of Wales, exhibiting an array of Wales greatest treasures in Literature. One of which is the "Black Book of Carmarthen", the oldest surviving Welsh manuscript. It was in Aberystwyth where the first Welsh medium Primary School was formed. Today the University of Wales Aberystwyth includes the Welsh Institute for Rural Studies and the College of Librarianship Wales.
The town has ample comfortable accommodation and excellent restaurants. The nightlife is rather subdued, in keeping with the traditional atmosphere of the town, and is centered around several charming pubs and bars popular with students during the week.
Surrounding Aberystwyth is the beautiful green countryside of the Rheidol Valley and Plynlimon Mountains. Exploring these parts of Wales is great fun for hikers, as the entire coast of Wales is joined with coastal paths, overlooking stunning clean secluded beach coves. Tourists hoping to see the sights whilst relaxing have the option to ride on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, and take in the views from the dry and comfort of the train.
Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol International Airports are the most convenient airports for Aberystwyth. International visitors may need to arrive in London and catch rail services via Birmingham (duration 5 hours).
Motorists can reach Aberystwyth via the A487 which follows the coast of West Wales, from north to south. From Cardiff the M4 will get you to the A487 and from Birmingham it is probably best to take the M54 west to Telford and drive through mid Wales Shrewsbury, Welshpool, and Newtown.
Book cheap car hire in Aberystwyth so you can travel around freely and plan your holiday as there's a lot to see in Aberystwyth and its surrounding towns. Being a coastal town there are many beaches, castles, and quaint villages to visit. Don't leave it to the last minute and secure a booking today.
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