Mid-Wales Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Mid-Wales - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Aberystwyth Castle

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The British writer Caitlin Moran once wrote fondly of Aberystwyth's "Glitter-glue sea and smashed-cake castle," and these crumbling ruins...

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

The Victorian-era Aberystwyth Cliff Railway deposits you at the top of Constitution Hill. Opened in 1896, it's the longest electric cliff...

Ceredigion Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Housed in a flamboyant 1905 Edwardian theater, the Ceredigion Museum has collections related to folk history and the building's own music...

Constitution Hill

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

At the northern end of the beach promenade, Constitution Hill dominates the skyline. From the top you can see much of the Welsh coastline...

Great Aberystwyth Camera Obscura

  • Observatory/Planetarium

A modern version of a Victorian amusement, Great Aberystwyth Camera Obscura is a massive 14-inch lens that gives you a bird's-eye view...

Llanerchaeron

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This late-18th-century Welsh gentry estate in the Aeron Valley, 17 miles south of Aberystwyth, is a superb example of the early work...

Llynwenog Silver-Lead Mine

  • Mine

Outside the village of Ponterwyd, 10 miles east of Aberystwyth, this 200-year-old mine is now a museum where you can tour reproductions...

National Library of Wales

  • Library/Archive

This massive neoclassical building next to the University of Wales houses notable Welsh and other Celtic literary works among its more...

Penglais Woods

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

For a couple of weeks in late April or May, a stretch of woodland east of Aberystwyth comes alive with a carpet of purple-hued bluebells.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

At Aberystwyth Station you can hop on the steam-powered Vale of Rheidol Railway for an hour-long ride to the Devil's Bridge ( Pont y...

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