Aberystwyth – A seaside town in north Wales

Aberystwyth – the mouth of the Ystwyth

Up the road from where I am currently staying in Borth is the university town of Aberystwyth. The name means “mouth of the Ystwyth river”.

The town is situated on the west coast of Wales near the confluence of the rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol. Aberystwyth has a pier and a fine seafront which stretches from Constitution Hill at the north end of the Promenade to the mouth of the harbour at the south, taking in two separate beach stretches divided by the castle.

The castle is an Edwardian fortress that was built during the First Welsh War in the late 13th century. It was begun during Edward I’s first Welsh campaign.
(Taken from Wikipedia [1][2])


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