Aberystwyth is one of the most popular holiday resorts in West Wales. It is a lively University town, providing vibrant nightlife all year round with an abundance of bars, clubs and restaurants.The town is nestled between three hills and two beaches. Aberystwyth is home to castle ruins, a pier and a harbour. The surrounding hills hold the visible remains of a iron age fort and also a monument to Wellington and once climbed offer stunning views of Cardigan Bay.
The picture perfect seafront hosts Victorian / Edwardian buildings mostly 4/5 stories high. The promenade provides space to sit, soak up the sun and view the surrounding scenery of hills and mountains which in winter are often covered in snow. On a clear day you may see the tallest mountain in Wales, Snowdon.
The harbour was once one of the busiest in Wales and is fed by the rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol. Geographically, Aberystwyth may be considered isolated from the rest of Wales. However, this isolation made it necessary for the local people to look after themselves and over the years it has acquired more resources than a town of this size would normally have. It is now the centre of local rural life and is visited by many to sample the numerous cafes, bars, and restaurants including, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
The local weather is very much determined by the sea and the Gulf Stream which warms the whole region and makes for pleasurable visiting. For tides and weather information for Aberystwyth check out the BBC page.
Aberystwyth with its lively atmosphere, fascinating history and picture perfect scenery makes it one of the go to holiday retreats in West Wales. Check out our current Aberystwyth holiday cottages below and if this unique Cardigan Bay location fits your holiday criteria then get in touch today. Here at Cool Coastal Lets, we are always happy to offer impartial local advice and help you pick the holiday cottage and Cardigan Bay location that suits you best.
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