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

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  • 1. Aberystwyth Castle


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

  • 2. 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 railway...Read More

  • 3. Ceredigion Museum


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

  • 4. 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 (and...Read More

  • 5. Great Aberystwyth Camera Obscura


    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 of Cardigan...Read More

  • 6. Llanerchaeron


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

  • 7. Llynwenog Silver-Lead 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 of mining...Read More

  • 8. National Library of Wales


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

  • 9. Penglais Woods


    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. It...Read More

  • 10. 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 Gwr Drwg...Read More

  • 11. Ynyslas Beach

    Ynyslas | Beach–Sight

    About 9 miles up the coast from Aberystwyth is Ynyslas Beach (pronounced " Inn -iss-lass"), a popular local beauty spot. Where the River Dyfi...Read More

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