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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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Gwesty'r Marine Hotel & Spa £84
Gwesty'r Marine Hotel & Spa

Gwesty'r Marine Hotel & Spa

46 MARINE TERRACE, Aberystwyth, Wales
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Aberystwyth hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth University. Traeth y De - South Beach and Traeth y Gogledd - North Beach are also within 15 minutes. Aberystwyth Station is 8 minutes by foot.

    Queensbridge Hotel £53
    Queensbridge Hotel

    Queensbridge Hotel

    Victoria Terrace, Aberystwyth, Wales
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Aberystwyth hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth Castle. National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University are also within 1 mi (2 km). Aberystwyth Station is 12 minutes by foot.

      Bodalwyn Guest House £69
      Bodalwyn Guest House

      Bodalwyn Guest House

      3 Queens Avenue, Aberystwyth, Wales
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Aberystwyth, this golf guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Aberystwyth Beach, Constitution Hill and Aberystwyth Castle. National Library of Wales and Clarach Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km). Aberystwyth Station is 11 minutes by foot.

        The Glengower £78
        The Glengower

        The Glengower

        3 Victoria Terrace, The Promenade, Aberystwyth, Wales
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Aberystwyth hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth University. Traeth y De - South Beach and Traeth y Gogledd - North Beach are also within 15 minutes. Aberystwyth Station is 11 minutes by foot.

          Marine Studio Apartment
          Marine Studio Apartment

          Marine Studio Apartment

          Marine Hotel, Aberystwyth, Wales
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth University. Aberystwyth Castle and Traeth y De - South Beach are also within 15 minutes. Aberystwyth Station is 9 minutes by foot.

            Celtic Bay Guest House £49
            Celtic Bay Guest House

            Celtic Bay Guest House

            62 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Wales
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Aberystwyth guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth University. Traeth y De - South Beach and Traeth y Gogledd - North Beach are also within 15 minutes. Aberystwyth Station is 9 minutes by foot.

              Starling Cloud Hotel by Marston's Inns £42
              Starling Cloud Hotel by Marston's Inns

              Starling Cloud Hotel by Marston's Inns

              Boulevard St Brieuc, Aberystwyth, Wales
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University. Traeth y De - South Beach and Aberystwyth Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km). Aberystwyth Station is 9 minutes by foot.

                The Stores
                The Stores

                The Stores

                Bryn Carnedd Cottages, Clarach Road, Aberystwyth, Wales
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University. Clarach Beach and Aberystwyth Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).