A visit to Aberystwyth is quite impossible without a walk along the mile long Victorian promenade. With the oldest pier in Wales, it was built in 1864. Aberystwyth is near to Quay West Holiday Park.
Step back in time to the age of steam, the Vale of Rheidol Railway re-creates the Edwardian spirit of adventure. Once you step aboard one of the steam trains you will be taken back to a bygone age. Since opening in 1902, millions have enjoyed the scenic trip through the ancient woodlands to Devil’s Bridge, home of the famous waterfalls, nestled in the magnificent Cambrian Mountains.
A choice of Actor-led Experiences, a place where history, myth and legend collide in a fantastic day out for the whole family. A choice of guided tours discovering the history of our very own Silver-Lead Mine, or experience Welsh fantasy and myth.
The recently refurbished summit train station has just been completed, providing much better protection from the elements and updating the structure to ensure a better visitor experience. Ride up the side of the hill and once at the summit visitors can experience the views afforded by the one of the world’s largest camera obscures, which offers a bird’s eye view of 1000 square miles of land and seascape.
Aberystwyth North Beach, the beach is covered in dark sand and shingle and is a regular Blue Flag and Seaside Award winner. Old fashioned seaside delights such as donkey rides, promenading, sandcastles and ice cream. There is even a pier from the Victorian era as well as an Edwardian bandstand.
Rheidol Visitor Centre in Cwm Rheidol, with its film about the history of Rheidol Hydro Electric scheme and a film about a tour of the Hydro-Power station, including the wind sites. The Visitor centre’s cafe is serves an excellent variety of hot and cold drinks, ice creams, sandwiches and cakes! Sit outside and look at the amazing surrounding views of the valley and reservoir and watch the Vale of Rheidol steam train go by in the hills.
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