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Aberystwyth: What To Do And See

Updated on April 27, 2015


Aberystwyth is a gorgeous coastal town with plenty of things to do and see. If you want to know more, check out below, as we will discuss what you can do and see in this beautiful town.

Coastal Walks

There are a few coastal walks in or around Aberystwyth. You can take a coastal walk from Aberystwyth to Llanrhystud or to Ynys-las, or to Clarach Bay or Borth. It doesn't matter which coastal walk you decide to do, you will love the views of the ocean, as well as the views of Aberystwyth, Clarach Bay, Borth, as well as various hills that you come across, which often have sheep grazing and relaxing and you might even see some cows and horses just hanging around. If you are looking for some of the best coastal walks around, then you will want to visit Aberystwyth. However, some walks are quite challenging, especially between Clarach Bay and Borth, so be prepared to do some tough climbs if you do decide to go to Borth via a coastal path.


Below are some tips to keep in mind if you plan on visiting Aberystwyth:

  • Wear comfortably clothing
  • Pack a lunch
  • Bring plenty of water
  • Bring a camera
  • Stay away from the cliffs on very windy days

Also, if you plan on making the walk to Clarach Bay, then the chances are you will go right by this cool cafe that is located on the top of the hill, so make sure to stop in and grab a bite to eat or an ice-cream cone and take some photos of the sea, because the views are amazing from this section of the walk.


The Promenade

The promenade in Aberystwyth is gorgeous. You can enjoy walking the promenade and taking in the sights of the town, as well as the sea. You will come across quite a few hotels, restaurants and other forms of entertainment as you stroll along the prom. You can sit down on a bench and just enjoy eating something from one of he restaurants on the prom, and just kickback and relax while taking in some gorgeous views. You can easily just make your way inland, where you will come across many other shops, restaurants and so forth. The prom is fun and you and the entire family will love taking a nice and relaxing stroll along it, so make sure that the promenade is one of the first places you visit when you go to Aberystwyth.

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Aberystwyth is home to many types of stores, and this includes grocery stores such as Iceland and Lidl, and these two stores are actually located right next to one another, literally in the same plaza. So, if you plan on staying in Aberystwyth for a few days, then you can go and do your grocery shopping at one of these stores. There are sporting goods stores, book stores and many others including Burton, Holland & Barrett, Barnardo's Shop and Oxfam shop to name just a few. All you have to do is make your way to the center of town and you will find plenty of stores you can visit, so make sure you check out the various stores you can find in Aberystwyth.

Things to do in Aberystwyth..
During The Day..
In The Evening
Ride a train to Devil's Bridge
Visit castle ruins
Visit nightclubs
Swim (in the summer)
Walk the promenade
Go out to eat
Some of the general things you can do in Aberystwyth.

Sea Front Restaurants

When in Aberystwyth you will want to walk along the Promenade and dine at one of the many seafront restaurants. You will love just kicking back with a good meal while staring out the window and being able to look right at the gorgeous Irish Sea. No trip to the town would be complete without a visit to a seafront restaurant, and regardless of what your taste is or what you are craving, there is a good chance you will find exactly what you're looking for.

You may be wondering what some of the best restaurants you can visit are, and if you are, then below are just a few of the many great seafront restaurants in Aberystwyth:

  • Helmsman Guesthouse
  • Pier Brasserie
  • Ultracomida
  • Glengower Hotel

Castle ruins in Aberystwyth
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Vibrant Town Center

If you don't visit the Promenade or do any coastal walks, then simply visit the town center because it is quite vibrant during the day. You can easily spend a few hours shopping, dining and sightseeing, and if you feel like going to a few towns over, then board a train and do it. The chances are you will love everything about the town center and what it has to offer you, so make sure to pay a visit to it and check it out.



There are quite a few nightclubs and pubs located throughout Aberystwyth. Some are located along or near the seafront, while others are scattered about the town center and so forth. Regardless of what your taste is or type of atmosphere, you are likely to find it. Some clubs/pubs you should visit include:

  • Angel Inn
  • Pier Brasserie
  • The White Horse
  • The Academy

Those are just a few of the many clubs/pubs you can go to.


Visit Aberystwyth today and see everything it has to offer you! You will love it.


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