It’s one of the biggest university towns in Ceredigion, Mid Wales. It is located near the confluence of the River Ystwyth and Afon Rheidol. The town is home to the University of Aberystwyth which attracts thousands of students from all over the world. It also boasts Aberystwyth Arts Centre that makes this coastal town a diverse and vibrant place to live and study. The town centre is scattered around multiple fascinating roads with different street names and architecture that reflect the history and growth of this town since the Middle Ages. The town has a seafront with a pier that extends from Constitution Hill at the northern edge of the Promenade to the harbour at the southern tip. The beach is split by a mesmerizing castle that takes you back to the old days of this town.
There are plenty of student housing options that come in the form of shared student accommodation or private student accommodation. So, let’s see what are some reasons to visit Aberystwyth.
There are plenty of lovely independent shops and boutiques lined up in the streets of Aberystwyth, so if you are picking up gifts for your loved ones, bring an empty case and it will be filled within minutes. If you’re a lady then visiting Polly boutique is a must visit as it is one of the favourite places amongst ladies for contemporary fashions and accessories. Bibliophiles will love Ystwyth Books, a small charming second-hand bookshop where it’s easy to get lost in the racks for a few hours. There are plenty of local artists too such as Lizzie Spikes who has a beautiful shop called Driftwood Designs where she designs various things. There are multiple supermarkets so you don’t have to worry about anything be it groceries, clothes, and more.
Culture and Heritage
Overlooking Aberystwyth town is an impressive building that is home to the National Library of Wales, home to historic books as well as the smallest book in the world. This historic library has more than five million books on its shelves for yoy to read. It is place where you must go to get an insight into Welsh culture through films, arts, maps and documents that takes you back to time. Also, one should make time to visit the famous Aberystwyth Castle that was built to keep the Welsh out in the 13th century. It will be a crime to not visit the castle of any city you’re visiting in the UK ( pun intended). Another historic place is to walk up Pen Dinas Hill and take a closer look at the 1850s monument, erected as a memorial to the first Duke of Wellington.
Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth University was the first university in Wales and a founder member of the University of Wales in 1894. It was the only UK university to offer each student a year’s work placement as part of their degree programme, directing to a much better than average employability level, and there are more than 9,000 students currently enrolled at this university. It is one of the best universities in Wales with one of the biggest graduate schools for global relations in the world, with more than 150 Master’s and PhD students enrolled every year from more than 100 countries. There ar plenty of clubs and societies more than 170 to be precise, offering a wide range of activities to choose from depending on their hobbies and interests. There is a Sports Centre on campus where you can engage in various sports activities. Outdoor lovers will surely enjoy surfing and water sports that are also available on the coast.
There are plenty of student housing options available near Aberystwyth University so you don’t have to worry about anything in case you don’t get university accommodation. There are off-campus alternatives which offer both affordable and luxury student accommodation depending on your budget and other requirements. They are available for both domestic and international students. These student homes are available in goos student-friendly areas so you can ensure about your safety and security. The city has well-connected public transport network so you can easily reach anywhere in the city or country whenever you want. Those who are new to the town will find this city quite friendly and welcoming.