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 24 cottages near Aberystwyth.

Ty Traeth ref: 28366

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£430-£1175

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4 star rating
Ty Traeth
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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
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

Dawns Y Don ref: OZJ

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£577-£1103

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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
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    0

Plas Dyffryn ref: UK6195

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£915-£1378

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4 star rating
Plas Dyffryn is a contemporary first floor apartment, situated in an elevated position with a fantastic outlook across the Victorian seaside town of Aberystwyth.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hafod ref: UK6178

Llanfarian, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£451-£969

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4 star rating
Hafod, think cycling to the seaside, walking leafy trails, submersing in a hot tub, cosy nights by the log fire, and that’s just your first day!
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    2

Rheidol ref: CC624014

Borth near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£344-£708

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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
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    FRI
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    4

Corlan ref: UK6179

Llanfarian, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£607-£1391

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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

Pentre Cottage ref: W42351

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£314-£691

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3 star rating
This single-storey property is in a peaceful setting with many activities in the area, near to the historic town of Aberystwyth.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    4

Bryncrwn Cottage ref: OXP

Llanfarian, Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£371-£847

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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
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    3

Bryn Carnedd - The Calf Suite ref: W42354

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£489-£931

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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
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

Maes Rheidol ref: CC621059

Capel Bangor near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£398-£875

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5 star rating
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
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    4

Plas Tanybwlch - Sea View ref: OU9

Rhydyfelin, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£338-£780

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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
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

Rheidol Cottage ref: W42352

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£331-£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
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    4

Lovesgrove Cottage ref: OQ3

Aberystwyth, Cardigan Bay and Area

£362-£871

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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
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    2

The Hay Suite ref: HW7553

Clarach, near Aberystwyth, Cardigan/Ceredigion, Cardigan Bay and Area

£363-£739

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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
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  • Distance from Aberystwyth (miles)
    1

No 4 Pengraig Draw ref: CC621061

near Llanfarian, Cardigan Bay and Area

£516-£1148

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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