Aberystwyth attractions

Aberystwyth attractions

Aberystwyth - South WalesAberystwyth lies in Dyfed, a preserved county of Wales that covers the former counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire. Dyfed consists of a peninsula with Cardigan Bay to the north, Camarthen Bay to the south, and inlets to the west. Inland Dyfed is hilly and mountainous while the coasts are dotted with cliffs and sandy beaches. This beautiful county has great variety, majestic coastal cliffs to sand dunes, river estuaries to cascading streams, from gently rolling farmland to rocky outcrops, all within a few miles of each other.

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Attractions ABERYSTWYTH CASTLE, Aberystwyth. It is late 13th century castle, now ruined, near the sites of three earlier castles. Aberystwyth castle was built as a diamond-shaped concentric fortress, with a gatehouses at each point. It was captured by the Welsh in 1404 and then slighted in the Civil War. Open all year. Location: In the centre of Aberystwyth.

ABERYSTWYTH CASTLE

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Attractions Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, Cliff Terrace, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY232DN. Tel: 01970 617642. The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway opened in 1896 and operated on a water balance system until electrification in 1921. It is the longest electric cliff railway in Britain. As the train climbs steadily its passengers are treated to breathtaking views over the seaside town of Aberystwyth and the surrounding West Wales landscape. In the mid-section of the journey the railway is in a deep cutting where 12,000 tons of rock were excavated during construction to allow the winding footpath to cross overhead on a series of bridges. www.aberystwythcliffrailway.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Aberystwyth.

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

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Attractions The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BU. Tel: 01970 632 800. Founded in 1907, the National Library of Wales is one of Britain's six copyright libraries, and is entitled to recieve a copy of every book published in the United Kingdom. The result is a vast collection of nearly four million books that has required the building, situated on Penglais Hill, to be extended a number of times to avoid running out of room. www.llgc.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Aberystwyth.

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