Steeped in Georgian seaside charm, Aberystwyth is the place to go on the west coast of Wales. Filled with independent shops, top of the line restaurants, bars, and the full sweep of the Cardigan Bay. Aptly stated, Aberystwyth has big-city sights with a small-town soul. Let’s take a look at how you can spend 48 hours in Aberystwyth.
Aberystwyth’s shopping scene is widely independent, so there are tons of shops to explore throughout the town. Spend an afternoon looking around the abundance of bookshops, boutiques, and antique shops, you never know what you might find!
Pennau Craft Shop and Café
Situated only four miles north of Aberystwyth, Pennau Craft & Coffee Shop is a quaint shop and café. Holding a range of gifts which showcase locally sourced Celtic crafts and goods, as well as a restaurant with an extensive menu (also with locally sourced ingredients!).
National Library of Wales
Home to millions of rare books, manuscripts and maps; this includes the oldest Welsh text on record, the Black Book of Carmarthen. The upper level of the library displays a wealth of Welsh art to gaze at, even holding the Nanteos Cup which some believe to be the Holy Grail.
If the weather is appealing, the simplest thing to do around Aberystwyth is to take a walk along the seafront. Lined with the iconic pastel townhouses, the North Beach is a great place to spend some time. Wander down to the Royal Pier to explore the arcade, family activities, and their food and drink options to break up your day.
At the end of Aberystwyth promenade, you can’t miss Constitution Hill. Featuring the UK’s longest funicular, Constitution Hill boasts incredible views of the town below, the breath-taking bay, and you may even be able to see the peaks of Snowdonia.
Ceredigion Coast Path
If you’re seeking a longer walk, then look no further than the variety of trails on the Ceredigion Coast Path. From Constitution Hill, you can head five miles north along the clifftops to Borth and its golden sand beach. Keep an eye out here, as at very low tide you may be able to see the petrified stumps of prehistoric forests!
Food & Drink
Bow Street Chippy
You can never beat a classic fish and chips when exploring a new town; and Bow Street Chippy is the one to go to in the Aberystwyth area. Bow Street Chippy has been running for 2 years and has become a definite local favourite. With stunning reviews and a great selection of classic foods, you won’t want to miss this on your trip to Aberystwyth.
Rhyd Y Pennau Inn
A local, family run pub located in Bow Street just a few miles from Aberystwyth, Rhyd Y Pennau Inn is a local hotspot. If you are looking for reasonably priced food, quality drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere, you have to visit Rhyd Y Pennau!
Bottle and Barrel
The perfect place to visit if you are looking for an array of Welsh ciders, meads, and craft beers, Bottle and Barrel is a retro themed bar and bottle shop that many say feels like someone’s living room!
Two of our 5-star holiday home parks are just a short drive from Aberystwyth town. Visit Morben Isaf and Green Meadow to find out more and view some of the beautiful holiday homes currently for sale and ready to move into!