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Gardens in Around Aberystwyth

Hafod Estate

Nearly 200 hectares of sublime, picturesque grounds await at Hafod Estate, a lovely Georgian park not far from Devil's Bridge. Five walks of between 1 mile and 4 miles weave around the landscape, showing off its dif…
Bridge in Around Aberystwyth

Devil's Bridge

Mysterious Devil's Bridge spans the Rheidol Valley on the lush western slopes of Plynlimon (Pumlumon Fawr; 752m) where the Rivers Mynach and Rheidol tumble together in a narrow gorge. Just above the confluence, the …
Monastery in Around Aberystwyth

Strata Florida

On an isolated, peaceful site southeast of Aberystwyth lies this ruined Cistercian abbey. The best preserved remnant is a simple, complete arched doorway, decorated with lines like thick rope. At the rear of the sit…
Church in Around Aberystwyth

Ysbyty Cynfyn

Ysbyty Cynfyn (es-bet-ty kun-vin) is a fascinating example of the grafting of the Christian onto the pagan, so widely evident in Wales. Here, the remains of a stone circle are clearly visible within Georgian churchy…
Forest in Around Aberystwyth

Forest of Borth

Low tide on the beach at Borth, 7 miles north of Aberystwyth, exposes the gnarled stumps of a prehistoric forest linked in local lore to the 'drowned kingdom' of Cantre’r Gwaelod. In 2014 the Forest of Borth, swallo…