PLACES TO VISIT

Fun filled adventures or lazy days out

Whether it’s taking in the breathtaking views from Constitution Hill, or playing mini-golf in the Castle grounds, there’s something for everyone in Aber. Here are some suggested places and itineraries to help you get the most out of your visit.

Featured Places

Suggested Itineraries

Aberystwyth and the surrounding area is packed with historical sites, places to visit and things to do.  So much so, that it can be difficult to decide what to do first!  Here are some suggestions:

Half Day
  • Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy the beaches.

  • Take a ride on the Cliff Railway to enjoy the stunning views from the summit.

  • Hop aboard our FREE open top vintage bus (during school holidays) to explore the town centre.

  • Visit the site of Aberystwyth Castle for great views and activities for the kids: playground and mini-golf.

  • Relax with some retail therapy, from high street favourites to exclusive boutiques.  Grab some lunch in a trendy bar cafe.

  • Download our app and discover the history of Aberystwyth on the interactive Heritage Trail.

  • End your day at the pier to witness Aber’s most spectacular natural phenomenon. Watch as the sky fills with thousands of birds at dusk in Autumn and Winter.

Full Day

Morning

  • Catch the Aber Tour Bus to get your bearings.  The full tour takes 45 minutes, but you can hop on-and-off as you please!

  • Walk along the promenade to get your bearings, and take in the sea air.  Grab a coffee in one of our friendly cafes.

  • Soak up the Ceredigion culture by visiting the County’s Museum. The stunning building is crammed with curious local artefacts and collectables. The museum can be found on the corner of Terrace Road and Portland Street.

  • Have lunch at the new Ceredigion Museum cafe and pick up some souvenirs in the shop.

Afternoon

  • Either take the train or walk to the summit of Constitution Hill. Enjoy the incredible views, which on a clear day boasts 26 Welsh peaks including Snowdon.

  • At the top of the hill is the World’s biggest Camera Obscura.  

  • In summer, take a walk down the hill and enjoy food in one of the town’s great restaurants. In Autumn/Winter, catch Aber’s most spectacular natural phenomenon – starlings murmuration, near the pier at dusk.

  • In the evening, enjoy an outdoor film screening, which take place on the last Friday of every month until September. 

Longer Stays
  • Take a trip on the Rheidol Railway and visit Devil’s Bridge – a stunning waterfall featured extensively in BBC/S4C’s Hinterland Series.

  • Take a trip northwards, up the Ceredigion coast and visit the incredible beaches, including Ynyslas Beach, with it’s ‘petrified forest’.

  • Spend a few hours learning to surf with Aber Adventures.  

  • Get lost and enjoy the peace and quiet of the National Library of Wales.  A large venue with plenty of activities on offer, plus a shop and restaurant/cafe.

  • Enjoy a walk up to Pen Dinas Hill Fort, which lies on the southern edge of town.  At the top there is a chimney monument, and enjoy stunning views of both the Ystwyth and Rheidol river valleys.

  • Take in the tranquility of Penglais Nature Park which is situated on the northern edge of town on a hilltop.  Enjoy the woodland walks and fantastic views over the town.

  • For those of you who are happy to travel further afield, attractions include the Cambrian Coast Railway Line, Strata Florida Abbey and Dyfi Furnace.

Journey on one of Aber’s Trains