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 27 cottages near Aberystwyth.

Nant y Bwthyn ref: UK6379

Dol-y-Bont, near Borth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£323-£601

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4 star rating
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Set in a peaceful village, yet within easy reach of seaside resorts, steam railways, excellent scenic walking and a nature reserve.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    4

Brynhoreb ref: CC624016

New Cross near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£325-£835

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4 star rating
Relax in the hot tub and take in the stunning country and coastal views from this cosy cottage, just three miles from Aberystwyth.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    3

Plas Tanybwlch - Valley View ref: OU8

Rhydyfelin, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£524-£1018

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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

Pengraig Cottages - No 1 Pengraig Draw ref: UK6434

Near Llanfarian, Cardigan Bay and Area

£389-£888

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4 star rating
New!
Enjoy fish and chips in the resort of New Quay, or relax and enjoy the scenery on a steam train through the Rheidol Valley.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    2

Rheidol Cottage ref: W42352

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£340-£737

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3 star rating
This charming converted outbuilding benefits from a central location for exploring all of Wales.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    4

Corlan ref: UK6179

Llanfarian, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£565-£1407

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4 star rating
Corlan is definitely the place to gather with friends and family, with a private hot tub and games room, you have everything you need on site for a memorable time away.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    2

Rheidol ref: CC624014

Borth near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£291-£684

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4 star rating
Wonderfully situated close to many fantastic attractions and facilities, this terraced cottage is ideal for summer holidays or winter breaks.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    4

Bryncrwn Cottage ref: OXP

Llanfarian, Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£322-£899

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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

Pengraig Cottages - No 2 Pengraig Draw ref: UK6435

Near Llanfarian, Cardigan Bay and Area

£277-£573

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3 star rating
New!
Enjoy a peaceful countryside setting at this property, or venture out to the coast and explore its beaches, caves and seaside resorts.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    2

Aberceiro Cottage ref: W42350

Llandre, Cardigan Bay and Area

£530-£1304

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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

Bryn Hyfryd Cottage ref: 29446

Clarach, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£0-£957

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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

Lovesgrove Cottage ref: OQ3

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£0-£861

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4 star rating
Visit the charming fishing towns of Aberystwyth and Aberaeron from this property, or travel to the Cors Caron Nature Reserve.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    2

Bryn Carnedd - The Calf Suite ref: W42354

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£483-£890

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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

Pengraig Cottages - No 4 Pengraig Draw ref: CC621061

Near Llanfarian, Cardigan Bay and Area

£421-£1106

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

Elgandy ref: UK6180

Llanfarian, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£448-£1148

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5 star rating
After a busy day of exploring this delightful area, head back to Elgandy, where you can slip into the hot tub and relieve tired and aching bones.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    2