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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.



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
SY23 1PG


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.
SY23 3NB


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.
SY24 5NA


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.
SY24 5JZ


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.
LL36 9EY


Corris Railway

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


Dyfi Furnace FREE

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



Aberystwyth North FREE

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


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