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T1 – Aberystwyth via Aberaeron to Carmarthen


Sweeping along this university’s town’s seafront is the much-loved promenade. It leads from the old harbour in the south, passing the expansive shingly beach right through to the foot of Constitutional Hill. ‘Kicking the bar’ under ‘Consti’ Hill is a long-established Aberystwyth tradition that is popular with locals, students and visitors alike.

You can either walk or take the scenic cliff railway up Constitutional Hill to find the Camera Obscura and loads more picnic spots.

You can also enjoy:

  • Ceredigion Museum, it tells the story of the region

  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre, home to a series of changing exhibitions and art collections
  • The National Library of Wales, your chance to explore the folklore and treasures of Wales and even research your ancestry.
  • Vale of Rheidiol Railway, will take you on a scenic journey to Devil’s Bridge


The architectural gem of Cardigan Bay.  Aberaeron boasts two beaches, a tranquil harbour, delightful shops and plenty of good eating places, including fish and chip shops and an award-winning honey ice cream kiosk.

You can also enjoy:


The oldest town in Wales, Carmarthen was founded by the Romans and has links to the Arthurian legends, as evidenced by its Welsh name Caerfyrddin, which translates as Merlin’s Fort. It boasts two modern shopping centres. 

You can also enjoy:

  • Carmarthenshire County Museum, a free museum that houses a host of local treasures including the last piece of the infamous Merlin’s Oak
  • Carmarthen Leisure Centre has a swimming pool and an adventure play area.

Things to do:

  • Treasure Trails: Aberystwyth, Aberaeron and Lampeter
    These Trails are great for seeing a location from a new perspective, whatever age, whatever the weather! Trails can either be downloaded or posted.

Theatres, Art Centres and Museums:

Art centres and theatres across Wales offer a wealth of experiences for the whole family especially during the cold winter months.

Some events: