Destination Aber

We believe Aberystwyth is a great destination for visitors, ideally placed to experience the very best of Wales.

Stay with us for a Summer Break or extend your stay after your business event and explore what Aberystwyth, Ceredigion and Wales has to offer.

We can offer itinerary planning, activities/attractions and travel logistics to support your stay with us, showcasing the town and surrounding region. Whether you are entertaining conference delegates, having fun after a day of studies or just want to relax, there's something for everyone.

The journey is just as important as the destination and together we can advise on travel routes and itineraries that take in breathtaking scenery, picturesque towns, historical sites of legend, or even pit stops for adventure!

For those who have never visited us before we truly believe Aberystwyth will be an unexpected discovery. Whatever your interest, Aberystwyth and its surrounding areas will have something to offer, from coastal walks to white knuckle mountain biking, golden beaches to historical attractions, cultural enrichment to a thriving nightime economy. Cymru Wales

Outdoor activities

1. Sports Facilities

Aberystwyth University has extensive sport facilities including extensive playing fields, artificial pitches, running track, swimming pool, fitness centre, squash courts, climbing wall and sports halls. Aberystwyth also has a leisure centre, football and rugby clubs, and countless other sports clubs.

2. Walking

Aberystwyth is right in the middle of the Wales Coast Path with excellent routes North and South with good public transport links to return. For those who prefer hills and mountains, South Snowdonia meets the Cambrian Mountains a stone’s throw from Aberystwyth.

3. Cycling

The Ystwyth and Rheidol Cycle Trails are perfect cycle routes right from Aberystwyth. Bwlch Nant yr Arian offers a range of mountain bike routes just 20 minutes from town, as well as 8 other mountain bike bridleways in Ceredigion. Aberystwyth also hosts an annual Cycle Festival bringing a week of cycling events. Secure cycle storage can be arranged

4. Surfing and Natural/Wild Swimming

Surf School with AberAdventures in Borth. Plenty of sea swimming with lifeguards in the summer, and some stunning wild swimming spots away from the coast.

5. Golf

Three golf courses at Aberystwyth, Borth and Penrhos are all in the immediate area, with more courses a little further afield.

6. Wildlife

RSPB Ynyshir reserve in the Welsh UNESCO Biosphere reserve and the neighbouring Dyfi Osprey Project are spectacular for birdwatching. Red Kite feeding at Bwlch Nant yr Arian just 20 minutes from Aberystwyth. There’s no shortage of smaller nature reserves throughout the local area.