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Things to do in Aberystwyth

Historic coastal resort and university town on the west coast of mid-Wales

Are you looking for things to do in Aberystwyth? We've got plenty of great ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time.




 

  Attractions

Vale Of Rheidol Railway

A blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam and you’re away. Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey.
Park Avenue
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1PG

01970625819

Recommended by Will Smith, Aberystwyth
“The scenery is fantastic”

 

The Magic Of Life Butterfly House

Free-flying butterflies in a luxuriant tropical display. Ideal for children.
CwmRheidol
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3NB

01970880928

Recommended by Hazel Christopher, Aberystwyth
“'Beautiful woodland walks with waterfalls, 100's of beautiful butterfies, giant caterpillers and strange insects. It's perfect for everyone and kids can even have their birthday parties there.'”

 

The Animalarium

Collection of unusual and exotic animals. Play areas and cafes on site. Ideal family day out.
Ynisfegi
Borth
Ceredigion
SY24 5NA

01970871224

Recommended by Hazel Christopher, Aberystwyth
“they have a varied selection of animals such as Monkeys, Leopards, Wallabies, Snakes, Bats, Frogs, 'Pigs and a whole lot more. Theres also an indoor ball pool for under eights, two outdoor play areas with slides and climbing frames, outdoor sandpit with sit on digger, Wendy house for under 5's and two wooden rocking toys. Lots to do and see.'”

 

Ynys Las Natonal Nature Reserve FREE

Beautiful sandy beaches, sand dunes, estuary and informative visitor centre.
Borth
Ceredigion
SY24 5JZ

01970871640

Recommended by Geoff Newman

 

Strata Florida Abbey

There is much to captivate at this evocative, historically important site.
Ystrad Fflur
SY25 6ES

 

Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside.
Tywyn
Gwynedd
LL36 9EY

 

Corris Railway

The Corris Railway was the first Narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales. Built originally in 1859.
Machynlleth
Mid Wales
SY20 9SH

 

Dyfi Furnace FREE

Restored mid-eighteenth-century charcoal-fired blast furnace, used for smelting iron ore.
Ysgubor-y-coed
Machynlleth
SY20 8PJ

 
 

  Beaches

Aberystwyth North FREE

Aberystwyth is sheltered sand and shingle beach in the middle of Cardigan Bay.



 

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