Catching the train to the gorgeous market town Aberystwyth allows you to alight feeling relaxed, whether you’re visiting for business purposes, or having a family day out.
Taking approximately half an hour from Machynlleth, take advantage of our money-saving ticket deals, including our Club 50, or group discounts for a girls day out. Aberystwyth is a gloriously Welsh market town that sits on the River Rheidol. With a rich and vibrant past, it’s sweeping seafront features a wide Victorian-style Promenade, stretching from the marina to Constitution Hill. Offering awe-inspiring panoramic views, the Cliff Railway is the easiest way to reach the summit.
The town's most prominent landmark is Aberystwyth Castle, now the ruins of a once majestic fortress built during the time of King Edward I in the late 13th century. Oliver Cromwell slighted the castle in 1649, soon after the English Civil War, and its once-proud gatehouses, towers and curved curtain walls have been reduced to a few sections of walls, gatehouses and some parts of the towers. Whilst still impressive, the atmosphere of battles past and the ghosts of lingering soldiers surround the castle, making it a must-see place.
The culture vultures should head for the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. With their year round programme of events featuring everything from edgy satire to ballet and live music, there’s something to suit all tastes.
For those who seek adrenaline and excitement, AberAdventures offers a mix of thrilling water sports, such as surfing, body boarding and kayaking, allowing you to experience the waters of Aberystwyth Bay.
The shopping district of Aberystwyth has all the high street names, alongside boutiques selling handcrafted jewellery, pottery, and more. Don't forget to pick up some delicious Welsh shortbread for the journey home.
Plan a trip to Aberystwyth now by booking a train from Machynlleth with our easy-to-use smartphone app. Featuring timetables and the latest money-saving deals, it’ll make your trip completely hassle-free.