HERITAGE TRAILS

Take an interactive journey through time

Let the Aber App guide you around the town’s streets and take you on a journey back in time over 800 years.  Medieval ruins, glorious Georgian architecture and superb Victorian engineering await you on our Heritage Trails.

Get Started…

Download the Aber App to follow the trails – there are three trails to choose from and you will need Location Services (GPS) and Bluetooth switched on to get the best experience.  Why not share your trail experiences using #faberystwyth!

Heritage Walk

Use the map for a self-guided tour, or follow our suggested trail – it’s up to you.  Trail points are ordered by proximity to your location and shows the nearest to you at the top, allowing you to follow your own route.  Or you can also choose to take a guided trail by following the route suggestions at the bottom of each point. There are 20 points on the trial which takes about 60 minutes to walk.

Women’s Heritage Walk

Spend 90 minutes walking in the footsteps of some of Aberystwyth’s most remarkable women on this guided tour.  The Women’s Heritage Walk has been developed as part of the Women’s Archive of Wales ‘Century of Hope Project’, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project marks the centenary of some women getting the right to vote.

Heritage Bus Tour

TLearn more about Aber’s heritage aboard our vintage, open-top bus! The bus operates during Easter, Whitsun and Summer school holidays from 10am – 4pm.  There are 11 stops on the tour and you can hop on and off the bus when you want to explore.  Places of interest along the route include Aber Castle, Royal Pier and Town Hall.  More about the bus >

Before/After Photos

View interactive pictures of Aberystwyth to compare the past with the present.  There are many before/after photos on the trail to give you an idea of what life was like in years gone by. Simply slide your finger across a photo to see how things have changed over time.  Old photographs are courtesy of the People’s Collection Wales, National Library of Wales and the Ceredigion Museum.

360 Photos and Videos

If you don’t have time to explore the Castle, Ceredigion Museum, Arts Centre and National Library when on your tour, don’t worry!  You can experience them in all their glory through stunning 360° photos and videos at any time.  View the videos using VR Goggles to get the best immersive experience – it’s as if you’re actually there!