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Aberystwyth West Wales, Ceredigion
“ A good day out, especially if you go on the cliff railway or the Rheidol steam train. ”Stallion Valley Holiday Cottages Advice
Aberystwyth is the largest town in Ceredigion and largest holiday resort on the west coast of Wales. It is home to the University of Wales Aberystwyth and the National Library.
The town is surrounded between hills and beaches. It has castle ruins, a promenade, pier and a harbour.
To the south Pen Dinas hill has the visible remains of an iron Age fort and also a monument to Wellington and once climbed offer stunning views of Cardigan Bay.
To the north is Constitution Hill which also offers excellent views which are made more accessible by Aberystwyth’s cliff railway.
Inland are The Cambrian Mountains once important silver and lead mining areas. The Rheidol Steam Railway provides a scenic one and a half hour journey up into this area and the scenic Devils Bridge waterfalls
Aberystwyth is a University town with some seven thousand students (almost half the population), ensuring it a lively all year round and not just during summertime. There are still fifty pubs left in Aberystwyth!
Victorian / Edwardian buildings mostly 4/5 stories high, hotels and student flats, line the seafront. A wide promenade protects the buildings from the Irish Sea and offers space to sit, soak up the sun and view the surrounding hills and mountains which in winter are often covered in snow. On a clear day you can see Snowdon, the highest mountain in England & Wales.
The harbour was once one of the busiest in Wales and is fed by the rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol. In recent years this area has developed as a marina with residential apartments.
Aberystwyth is isolated from the larger towns of Wales and over the years it has acquired more resources than a town of this size would normally have. It is now the centre of local rural life and is visited by many to sample the numerous cafes, bars, and restaurants including, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
The Mill holiday cottage is a luxury barn conversion.
The Byre holiday cottage is a single storey barn conversion.
Stallion Valley has been designed to be properly dog friendly, and has a wide range of dog friendly facilties.
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