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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872, when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh university.

Set on the coast of beautiful Ceredigion, the university has forged close links with the historic market town and holiday resort in which it sits. It combines long academic traditions with a fabulous location, beneath the mountains and beside the sea in a centre of national, regional, cultural and commercial importance.

Among its state-of-the-art facilities, the campus is home to one of only six copyright libraries in Britain and a ‘Beacon’ status arts centre.

Set in the centre of stunning Cardigan Bay in West Wales, with the Irish sea to the west and the Cambrian Mountains to the east, Aberystwyth has a great range of pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafés and shops. There is a lovely beach that enjoys great sunsets and visits from dolphins and porpoises, and lots of sites of special scientific interest in the area.

Aberystwyth has been voted the best university town or city in Wales – and eighth in the UK – by MSN Travel while the 2013 Daily Mail Complete University Guide named it the safest place in England and Wales.

The main campus on Penglais Hill is home to 12 of the university’s 17 departments and most of the student halls of residence.

Interestingly, Aberystwyth University features heavily in the filming of the Welsh police drama Hinterland. Part of the campus is used as a police station and students have benefited from placements on the show.


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Celtic Bay Guest House

Celtic Bay Guest House

62 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth
4.2
of 5, from 16 reviews
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Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth Castle. Constitution Hill and National Library of Wales are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£38
The Cardigan Bay Guest House

The Cardigan Bay Guest House

63 Marine terrace, Aberystwyth
3.6
of 5, from 45 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth Castle. Constitution Hill and National Library of Wales are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£62
The Glengower Hotel

The Glengower Hotel

3 Victoria Terrace, Aberystwyth
4.1
of 5, from 202 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

With direct access to the beach, this Aberystwyth hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aberystwyth Beach, Constitution Hill and Aberystwyth Castle. National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£67
Castle Hotel

Castle Hotel

South Road, Aberystwyth
2.9
of 5, from 15 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aberystwyth Castle and Aberystwyth Beach. National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Shelley Guest House

Shelley Guest House

Ty Gwyn, Lluest, Aberystwyth
3.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Aberystwyth, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University. Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth Castle are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Parc y Bryn Serviced Apartments

Parc y Bryn Serviced Apartments

Plas Tudor, Parc y Bryn, Aberystwyth
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Aberystwyth Beach, Aberystwyth Castle and National Library of Wales. Aberystwyth University and Constitution Hill are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Parc y Bryn Serviced Apartments

Parc y Bryn Serviced Apartments

Parc Y Bryn Serviced Apartments, Aberystwyth
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
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Situated by the ocean, this property is within a 15-minute walk of Aberystwyth Beach, Aberystwyth Castle and National Library of Wales. Aberystwyth University and Constitution Hill are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Harry's Hotel

Harry's Hotel

40-46 North Parade, Aberystwyth
3.6
of 5, from 22 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Aberystwyth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth Castle. National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University are also within 1 mile (2 km).