Despite being a University town of around 16,000 inhabitants, Aberystwyth is remarkably secluded. The nearest large towns of Swansea, Shrewsbury and Wrexham are all more than an hour-and-a-half away by car, making Aberystwyth all the more attractive for holiday makers looking to get away from it all.

There is a buzz around Aberystwyth, no matter what time of year you choose to visit. Throughout the autumn and winter months, the 8,000 students attending the university keep the town full of life, making good use of the shops and cafes along with the locals and filling bars, restaurants and Aberystwyth's 50 pubs at night.

The university was first established in 1872 but `Aber', as it is known locally, has a history that stretches back as far as the Mesolithis Age. Archaeologists in the area have discovered evidence suggesting certain parts in the area were used by humans to make flint weapons and tools around 10,000 years ago.

Aberystwyth is full of historic sights to see, things to do and beautiful Welsh landscapes to explore. The Pen Dinas hill has been the site of castles and fortresses since the Iron Age, and ruins of older fortifications sit alongside the Norman castle that was built in the early 12th century, only to crumble when Oliver Cromwell rose to prominence and gave orders to destroy Welsh castles.

The town boasts many attractions, such as the National Library of Wales, the longest electric cliff railway in Britain and a beautiful beach and port, making Aberystwyth a great place to visit. Tourists can take advantage of some excellent holiday cottages in the town and along the Cardigan Bay coastline to enjoy this ancient Welsh settlement.

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There are 18 cottages near Aberystwyth.

Cliff Railway Apartment ref: CC621043

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£367-£764
4 star rating
Cliff Railway Apartment
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A unique property, located by the cliff railway in Aberystwyth. Take advantage of the free passes and enjoy endless trips to the top of Constitution Hill which has uninterrupted views of the coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    0

Maes Rheidol ref: CC621059

Capel Bangor near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£391-£859
5 star rating
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A beautifully furnished ground floor property, in a rural location with stunning views of the Rheidol Valley yet just five miles from Aberystwyth.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    4

The Hay Suite ref: HW7553

Clarach, nr. Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£354-£719
4 star rating
Wonderful barn conversion close to sandy beach, and red kite feeding station close by.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

Bryncrwn Cottage ref: OXP

Llanfarian, Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£295-£836
5 star rating
Boasting stunning views of Aberystwyth and the Cambrian Hills, this property is only 3 miles from the coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    3

No 4 Pengraig Draw ref: CC621061

near Llanfarian, Cardigan Bay and Area

£509-£1126
5 star rating
This large property is located in quiet countryside with beautiful views and a private hot tub. It is only one from the beach.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    2

Aberceiro Cottage ref: W42350

Llandre, Cardigan Bay and Area

£515-£1296
4 star rating
Set in peaceful surroundings with fantastic views, Aberceiro Cottage offers many activities and wildlife in this superb location.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    3

Seascape ref: OX3

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£463-£1007
5 star rating
A luxurious retreat accommodating up to 4 guests in an enviable location and perfectly located within a 15-minute walk of two beaches.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    0

No 5 Pengraig Draw ref: CC621060

near Llanfarian, Cardigan Bay and Area

£373-£885
5 star rating
Located in quiet countryside with beautiful views, a perfect spot to relax and unwind. Discover nearby secret beaches or the lively town of Aberystwyth.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    2

Plas Tanybwlch - Sea View ref: OU9

Rhydyfelin, nr. Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£327-£793
5 star rating
There are a variety of places to visit from this stunning apartment, including Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, New Quay and Aberaeron.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

Ty Traeth ref: 28366

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£450-£1141
4 star rating
Enjoy the seaside resort of Aberystwyth from this attractive holiday home perfect for families or friends wanting to explore Wales.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

Bryn Hyfryd Cottage ref: 29446

Clarach, nr. Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£287-£930
5 star rating
After a day out exploring, spend the evening out on the beautiful balcony with a glass of wine, enjoying the stunning views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

Dawns Y Don ref: OZJ

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£545-£1070
4 star rating
This property is in a peaceful position, the perfect central location to tour Wales and take in the scenery and views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    0

Plas Tanybwlch - Valley View ref: OU8

Rhydyfelin, nr. Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£522-£1267
4 star rating
This apartment is located in a Grade II listed mansion, and it has shared use of 7 acres of landscaped grounds.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

Bryn Carnedd - The Calf Suite ref: W42354

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£485-£913
4 star rating
Part of a cluster, this charming bungalow is on land being farmed under a pioneering Welsh agri-environmental scheme and is within walking distance of local shops.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

Bryn Carnedd - The Granary ref: W42356

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£447-£786
4 star rating
Ideally situated to provide a relaxing and peaceful holiday with local amenities within walking distance, fantastic for couples or small families.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1