For a fabulous, low-cost break, taking the train from Newport to the seaside town of Aberystwyth is the perfect choice for families, couples or just yourself - take a look at our Group Tickets! Enjoy the finest coastal scenery whilst you travel in style, with entertainment supplied via our free onboard WiFi.

The Cambrian Mountains, in their unspoilt loveliness, are easily accessible, whilst the Afon Rheidol and River Ysthwth, which lends the town its name, provide stunning riverside walks. To reach the atmospheric ruins of Aberystwyth Castle and enjoy panoramic sea views, head to the famous Constitution Hill where you can also experience a genuine Victorian camera obscura.

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Whether it’s a quiet pint you fancy or a busy dancefloor, Aber - as the locals call it, has you covered with its wealth of nightspots, from social clubs and pubs to cocktail bars and all-night clubs. The area around the historic, mile-long promenade and pier - Wales’ oldest, is a hub for revellers young and old, with a venue for all tastes. And on the subject of taste, the town’s many cafés and restaurants provide a wide choice of worldwide cuisine, with vegans and vegetarians well catered for.

From ancient origins as a Mesolithic settlement, Aberystwyth has evolved into a vibrant modern haven, rich in culture and nightlife. With its thriving student population and Fair Trade Town status, there’s a buzz in the air that simply has to be experienced. Hosting over 800 events yearly, Aberystwyth Arts Centre is one of the largest of its kind in Wales, providing a valuable lifeline for the arts all over the country as well as the local community. It’s also home to the Craft and Design shop, where you can find Welsh-made contemporary jewellery and crafts for the ideal souvenir. 

For more top-notch shopping, Aberystwyth’s many independent shops and boutiques are the places to go. Artisan fashions and homeware jostle for attention alongside bookshops, delicatessens and art studios to offer a truly unique experience. With so much to explore, you’ll be planning your next trip in no time - so why not download our free app and get cracking?