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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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Aberystwyth Park Lodge £58
Aberystwyth Park Lodge

Aberystwyth Park Lodge

Parc Y Llyn, Aberystwyth
     
    3.6
    of 5, from 8 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Aberystwyth, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth Castle and Aberystwyth University. Aberystwyth Beach and Constitution Hill are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Harry's Hotel £42
    Harry's Hotel

    Harry's Hotel

    40-46 North Parade, Aberystwyth
       
      3.6
      of 5, from 31 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

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

      Gwesty Marine Hotel £71
      Gwesty Marine Hotel

      Gwesty Marine Hotel

      46 MARINE TERRACE, Aberystwyth
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 11 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Aberystwyth, this hotel is close to Aberystwyth Beach, Aberystwyth Castle and Constitution Hill. Also nearby are National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth University.

        Celtic Bay Guest House £39
        Celtic Bay Guest House

        Celtic Bay Guest House

        62 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth
           
          4.3
          of 5, from 29 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          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).

          The Cardigan Bay Guest House £50
          The Cardigan Bay Guest House

          The Cardigan Bay Guest House

          63 Marine terrace, Aberystwyth
             
            3.7
            of 5, from 58 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Nestled on the beach, this Aberystwyth 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).

            The Glengower Hotel £73
            The Glengower Hotel

            The Glengower Hotel

            3 Victoria Terrace, Aberystwyth
               
              4.1
              of 5, from 218 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).

              Castle Hotel £75
              Castle Hotel

              Castle Hotel

              South Road, Aberystwyth
                 
                3.3
                of 5, from 22 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).

                Ty Belgrave House £33
                Ty Belgrave House

                Ty Belgrave House

                Y Prom/Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth
                   
                  3.6
                  of 5, from 5 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth Castle. Constitution Hill and Aberystwyth University are also within 1 mile (2 km).