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Take a trip to this small town on the midwestern coast of Wales. Should you be flying into the country it is best to fly to Birmingham Airport to explore the town of Birmingham before making your way to Aberystwyth. You can pick your hire car Aberystwyth up at the airport, at your hotel or at the provider station. HAPPYCAR compares the prices of all the best known international and local providers and guarantees to get you the best deals at the best prices. Using our online comparison portal is simple and have your specific vacation rental car booked in just a few clicks.
The town is found on rivers Ystwyth and the Rheidol and on the western coast. It is a very secluded town, although there are towns nearby known of a large population number. The town has often been referred to as the true capital of Wales due to it being the heart of Welsh nationalism and the Welsh language movement as well as being the home of institutions such as the National Library of Wales and the University of Wales. Since it has a university within the city limits, the town has a large population, which means there are over 50 pubs in Aberystwyth!
The Town and Pier is where you can go to park your car up and take a stroll through the lovely small streets You can either do some shopping in one of the many small independent and quirky shops, take a walk to the pier, or sit and enjoy a drink whilst gazing out into the sea, a perfect spot to see a sunset or sunrise.
Take a walk through the country and hills surrounding the town. Climb up the cliffs you can get a stunning view of the seaside town. On a walk one will stumble upon the ruins of the old Aberystwyth castle, bring some food and on a nice day enjoy a picnic on the site.
Vale of Rheidol Railway is a seven mile railway running between Aberystwyth and small village of Devil's Bridge. Opened in 1902 the railway has been constantly active for over 100 years. The route has a number of stops. The village of Devil's Bridge itself is also a major attraction. The story of the devil's bridge is that it proved too difficult for mortals to construct the devil agreed to build the bridge in return for the life of the first living thing to cross it. The devil was tricked by an old lady when she threw food on the bridge which the dog chased and so it was the dog’s life that was taken.
Ceredigion Museum is one of the only museums in the town. Its main focus is the history of the county of Ceredigion showcasing old Welsh costumes, a collection of taxidermy, and other artefacts.
Having stated before that the town is rather secluded, it is still very possible to make excursions and explore more of Wales thanks to a hire car Aberystwyth. Take a trip to the Bwlch Nant Yr Arian - a strong part of Welsh natural heritage, it is a wooded park that offers visitors fantastic hiking and cycling paths as well as some cafes and shops.
Although not found in Wales but in England,one should still use their hire car Aberystwyth to visit the wonderful town of Shrewsbury. Much of the architecture here is medieval and due to its proximity there is also a bit of a Welsh feel to the town. There is a castle built in the 11th century that now houses a regimental museum.
Whatever you are doing with your trip to 'Aber' having a hire car Aberystwyth gives you the freedom to do it, explore the town or use your car to explore the wider region.