All you need to know about Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a market town in Wales that lies between the rivers Rheidol and Ystwyth, and is located roughly 70 miles from Swansea. It has a population of more than 16,000, of which a significant number are students at the local university. The predominant languages spoken in Aberystwyth are English and Welsh. The main currency used is the Pound sterling. The town offers an oceanic climate, with mild summers and cool winters. It is twinned with the following towns: Kronberg im Taunus (Germany), Saint-Brieuc (France), Esquel (Argentina), Arklow (Ireland).  Aberystwyth serviced apartments offer a great alternative for the students, business travellers, and relocation to the town.

There is evidence of settlement in Aberystwyth as early as the Mesolithic age, with activity reported in the area, Tan-y-Bwlch. The remains of a Celtic fortress have similarly been reported on a hill overlooking the town, along with a medieval ringfort close to the River Ystymth. In the Early Modern era, various new roadways, bridges and trees were built in Aberystwyth, giving the town its distinct landscape that we see today. Alongside that, craftsman and rural industries became a common sight in the town. A local trade directory from 1830, showed evidence of boot makers, bakers, carpenters, dressmakers, hat makers, tinsmiths and stonemasons in the town, amongst other craftsmen. As the city’s infrastructure has grown, so too has business travel to the town.

The Victorian period is marked by improvements to Aberystwyth’s train links. In 1864, The Cambrian Railways line was extended to Aberystwyth and paved the way for a tourist boom in the town, and the subsequent emergence of an increased number of corporations and businesses to the area. The rise in popularity of serviced apartments across Wales, in turn, led to the creation of more accommodation options in Aberystwyth for students and business travellers alike. Today, Aberystwyth is a lively university town brimming with bars, restaurants, cafes, amusements and serviced apartments close to numerous attractions. Top sights in Aberystwyth are the National Library Wales, Aberystwyth Castle, Constitution Hill and the Ceredigion Museum. Other attractions include the Clock Tower, Royal Pier and Old College.

Aberystwyth is linked by trains, buses and ships. Aberystwyth Rail Station can be found in the centre of town and provides an hourly service to Shrewsbury and Birmingham. The town forms part of the TrawsCymru bus network which covers various routes. The closest airport to Aberystwyth is Birmingham International Airport, at roughly 130 miles away. SilverDoor’s accommodation options and serviced apartments are located within close proximity to transport links, making for easy access to other towns and cities across Wales.

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