Hey, my name is Steph and I am a Lifestyle Blogger from the West Midlands. If you didn’t already know, I am the creator of ‘Travel in the UK’. I hope you have been enjoying the series this month, I just can’t believe how fast it has gone.
Why I chose to write about Aberystwyth…
I have chosen to write about Aberystwyth as it was somewhere I visited earlier on in August for a day out and fell in love with it. It is quite a small seaside town with everything in walking distance, but it was so relaxing with lovely views. It is somewhere I would love to visit again soon.
5 things to see and do in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth Cliff Railway // Constitution Hill
One of the first things I did when I reached Aberystwyth was go up the Cliff Railway on Constitution Hill. The cost of this is £5 for an Adult Ticket which I didn’t think was too steep…get it? Ok, moving on. At the top, there are things to do such as bowling and see the world’s largest camera obscuras as well as the 26 peaks which it promises to offer on a clear day. There is also a cafe up the top which was reasonably priced and the food was lovely.
Also at the top of the Cliff, there is a Coastal Walk around the edge of the cliff/hill. The walks vary from moderate to hard and it offers lovely views of the sea and land. We did the walk after having lunch, this is not recommended! The walk is recommended though!
Something I didn’t expect to see was Aberystwyth Castle, as I didn’t expect Aberystwyth to be as small as it is. The castle is located at the opposite end of the Cliff Railway and is in fact ruins of the former castle which was built in 1277, and allow you to freely wonder what would have been the insides of the castle as well as crossing the moat and bridges. The castle is open to everyone 24/7 and completely free.
Pier and Amusements
In the middle of the seafront from the Castle to the Cliff Railway are the Pier and Amusements. The Amusements offer everything you would expect from 2p machines to dance machines and racing games. There is a little bar at the back of the amusements which lead out to a seating area at the back of the pier. We took a stroll around and just soaked in the picturesque views.
Aberystwyth University is also by the Castle and is truly stunning to look at from the outside. It has got some Hogwarts vibes going on, which I loved! I think this would be somewhere lovely to study with having the sea and town on your doorstep. It must be so relaxing for students.
Steph’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Aberystwyth
My food recommendation would have to be the Cafe up the top of Constitution Hill. It was reasonably priced and it was delicious. I had a Cheese & Onion Baguette with Chips for about £5 which I think was great.
A map of things to do in Aberystwyth…
Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World. I hope you have all enjoyed the series 🙂