Hidden in the midst of mid-Wales but located on the coast, Aberystwyth is a town like no other. It's home to the National Library of Wales, its own Castle, and around 15,000 students. There is always something for you to do.
For a town so small, it contains incredible history. From its university origins to building a castle in response to the First Welsh War in the late 13th century.
Aberystwyth's 2,000 meter long promenade is a must. From the harbour and marina located on south beach to the band stand and Constitutional hill on north beach. It will come to no surprise that this walk will involve seagulls, small fish and chip shops, and an ice-cream shop. Oh, and an arcade on the pier.
When you visit Aberystwyth, going up Constitutional hill for the incredible view of the town is compulsory, especially in the spring and summer months. You can walk up if you're feeling a bit more energetic or you can take the chilled route up via the Cliff Railway, which is a funicular railway that opened up 1896 and still runs today - only costs a few quid to get up too. Luckily, if you get peckish you're not far from food as you will find a cafe at the top of the hill selling tea, milshakes, and sweet treats.
In a town of a total population (including students) of around 20,000 people or less, you will be surprised to know it's home to 52 pubs, making it the highest ratio of pubs to people in the UK.