Inspiration Wednesday – Aberystwyth

Today’s #InspirationWednesday is the West Wales town of Aberystwyth. This town offers everything – it’s tranquil and beautiful in location and has plenty of attractions and ways to fill your time!


Sat in Cardigan Bay, this coast is a popular holiday destination, with its sea front promenade, marina and pier. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants about and the town’s student population keep it bustling throughout the year. With the seafront streets lined with colourful Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian buildings, this is a pretty town to explore.


With its location off the Gulf Stream, the historic market town is generally a little warmer than you’d expect, and with its quaint shops and cafés, it’s a proud and smart town in which to live.


House prices here are fair, with a bit more cost for a town house – but you get what you paid for! Though the nearest towns of Shrewsbury and Swansea are a couple of hours drive, there are great schools and industry within the town, so you shouldn’t need to stray too far. And though the train journeys out of Aberystwyth are long, they are also incredibly scenic – you can’t have it all!

5 facts about Aberystwyth

  • During WW2, the Crown Jewels, Shakespeare manuscripts and a copy of the Magna Carter were kept here in a cave, to keep them safe from German bombings.
  • The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the longest in Britain and from the top, the views are impressive!
  • On a clear day, you can spot Mount Snowdon from here!
  • The castle at Aberystwyth is now in ruins but this site has been used as the spot for a castle since the Iron Ages.
  • The university opened in Aberystwyth in 1872!
  • Aberystwyth property

    This one bed home offers a refreshing and relaxing view over the marina in Aberystwyth. Definitely in the right place to get to and from the centre of town easily, this home offers plenty of space and a perfect canvas to make a cosy home (and imagine waking up to that view ever morning *sigh*)




    This three bedroom home is just minutes’ walk from the coast and within catchment areas to local primary and secondary schools (according to our new School Checker tab on listings), making it a perfect family home. The home is spacious and bright, with high ceilings and wide windows. The attic playroom is also a lovely use of space!




    This ten bedroom sea front home is a stunning home! The Grade II Listed, five storey building is split into three flats. Have it to yourself or hire them out – it’s too much of a good deal to miss out on!



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