I few days ago I talked about the vegan options in Aberystwyth and today I will talk about the town.
It is situated in mid-Wales, on the coast. It had about 16k citizens at the last census. Despite its size, it has quite a few tourist attractions on offer. It is both an university town and a seaside resort, so it feels like a mix of Blackpool and Oxbridge. It felt rather unusual. There are many more attractions open from Spring to Autumn, but we visited in December because I was doing research. Once again, this is a fascinating aspect of Aberystwyth, it houses the National Library of Wales, where the archives are situated. I shared lots of pictures. Enjoy!
Church of St Michael and All Angels
National Library of Wales
The chimney-like monument was built in the 1850s as a memorial to the Duke of Wellington to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It was public funded.
Pen Dinas Hill Fort – an extensive Iron Age, Celtic hillfort.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, near the university.
What I would like to see, but were closed: Old College of Aberystwyth University (in renovation); Aberystwyth Cliff Railway; Vale of Rheidol Railway; Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum (open, but we didn’t have time).