Aberystwyth and Mid Wales are beautiful parts of the country – so make the most of your visit and explore a little
Whether you’re interested in history, culture, nature, or simply enjoying a relaxing trip to the Welsh seaside, Aberystwyth has something to offer everyone.
Here are our top tips…
10 things to do in and around Aberystwyth
Explore the Victorian Promenade and Pier
This is a must-do for any visitor to Aberystwyth. The promenade is a mile-long walkway that stretches along the seafront, offering views of the town and surrounding mountains.
Visit the National Library of Wales
The largest library in Wales and one of the largest in the UK. It’s home to over 7 million books, manuscripts, and even the smallest book in the world. There are also exhibitions on Welsh history and culture.
Go hiking in the Cambrian Mountains
The Cambrian Mountains are a stunning mountain range that surrounds Aberystwyth. There are many hiking trails to choose from, depending on how fit you feel.
Visit the National Trust’s Llanerchaeron Estate
This Georgian mansion in Ceredigion was designed by architect John Nash in 1790, and hasn’t changed much over the last 200 years. It has a walled garden, farmyard lake and wild parkland to enjoy.
Celebrate the craft and skill of Welsh quilt making at the Welsh Quilt Centre
This small museum in Lampeter houses a collection of Welsh quilts, dating back to the 17th century. It has a cafe too if you’re looking for a pitstop.
Grab a bite to eat at Ultracomida
Aberystwyth is a foodie heaven and this Spanish / Welsh deli and tapas bar is one of our favourites in town.
Delve into the past at Ceredigion Museum
For history-buffs, this museum tells the story of Ceredigion, from its prehistoric past to today.
Spot birds of prey at Bwlch Nant yr Arian
This forest and visitor centre is well-known for its tradition of feeding red kites. It also offers a variety of hiking and mountain bike trails.
See where generations of Welsh princes are buried at Strata Florida Abbey
One of the most important historical sites in Wales, this grand medieval ruined abbey in Pontrhydfendigaid is the final resting place for generations of medieval Welsh nobility.
Attend a festival
Aberystwyth hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, including the Aberystwyth Comedy Festival. Horror movie fans should also look out for the annual Abertoir Wales International Horror Festival.
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