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Aberystwyth Etymology - Where Does the Name Aberystwyth Come From? 

“Mouth of the River Ystwyth” is the meaning of Aberystwyth, with “Aber” meaning “mouth of” and “Ystwyth” meaning the river’s name itself. You’ll see the same prefix in lots of Wales towns, like Abergele, Aberaeron, Abertillery and Abercarn. For the pronunciation part, which probably had you stopping for a moment, it’s “ah-bear-US-twith”.

What is Aberystwyth (UK) Known for? 

Aberystwyth Location

Aberystwyth, which is locally-known as Aber, is located on the West coast of Wales, and to some may be considered isolated, but to many people that is the essence and beauty of this ancient market town. Aberystwyth is around 4 hours by train to London, and it is the ideal location to explore market towns and larger cities in Wales.

Why Choose Student Accommodation in Aberystwyth?

Aberystwyth is a Welsh-market town that is well-known for being a tourist destination. The town’s population is only around 13,000 people with more than half counted as students. Student accommodation in Aberystwyth will be the perfect pick as the city features a pleasant blend of old and new buildings where Victorian and Edwardian architecture can be seen along the seafront.

Aberystwyth Weather

Temperature

Warm and temperate are the best two words to describe the overall climate in Aberystwyth, only if you come from somewhere cold, not tropical or near the equator, in this case, you’ll find Aberystwyth quite cold. April is considered to be the driest of months, and July is the warmest, with an average temperature of 14.8 °C. 

What to Pack and The Local Timing

Coming from somewhere not as cold as the European countries, you’ll need to change your whole wardrobe, rain boots and jackets will be a necessity, thermals and scarfs will be essential and you must invest in a heat preserving shoes. GMT is Aberystwyth local timing, keep this in mind when booking your travellings and student accommodation in Aberystwyth.

Is Aberystwyth Rural or Urban? 

Aberystwyth is right in between. The beautiful coastal urban scenery blends with the rural greenery, with a splash of medieval aesthetics that gives glory and charm to every inch of the land. Having your student accommodation in Aberystwyth will be an excellent start for a great school year.    

What are Some Must-Visit Places in Aberystwyth?

1. Historical: 

Aberystwyth Castle was built in 1289; it is a symbol of the town. The castle currently has only the inner and middle walls and war ruins from various wars. It also includes the war memorial from Italy from 1919. The town’s bay is very close to the castle which makes the castle the best place to visit if you wish to take stunning pictures of the bay. Pen Dinas Hill Fort.

2. Parks and Greeneries: 

You can enjoy cycling, hiking and walking at Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian Forest Centre.

3. Scientific: 

The National Library of Wales is also a good place to explore, it is a good place to read and attend scheduled live events and art exhibitions. Reading lovers can also get a reader’s ticket from the library which allows them unlimited access for 3 full years.

Aberystwyth Traditional Food 

Gorwydd Caerphilly Cheese is a Welsh classic originated from Ceredigion, with a thick mouldy outer layer, a mushroomy one just underneath and as you go towards the centre, you will find a more creamy, tinder, and milky layer that will confuse your taste buds! Leek is a Welsh cuisine stable and usually served mostly with sausage and broth. Welsh lamb is also something you ought to try, as the Welsh culture orbits greatly around shepherding.   

Universities in Aberystwyth 

Aberystwyth University, formerly known as University College Wales, dates back to 1872 and is now well-known for its graduates having great job prospects as well as its international outlook as outlined in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Aberystwyth is known for its markets and trade centres. It is located near River Ystwyth and Afon Rheidol River. The town is known between students thanks to Aberystwyth University. Aberystwyth University ranking is very high, it is one of the top universities on the Time’s list of the top 40 universities for quality teaching. 

Transportation In Aberystwyth 

Although Aberystwyth is a bit far from various major cities, it is easily accessible thanks to its train station - Aberystwyth Train Station. Trains leaving Aberystwyth pass through London, the Midlands, South Wales and the rest of the UK. Inside Aberystwyth itself, local Buses are available throughout the city with specific stops available in the following online map. Larger towns around Aberystwyth also have bus lines going to and from the town, students can access these lines on the Traveline App. Areas without a bus service have taxi-bus lines that are available but must be booked in advance to travel with.

Famous Neighbourhoods For Student Accommodation in Aberystwyth 

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Other Student Accommodation In UK

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Aberystwyth, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities: 

London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberdeen, Bangor, Belfast, Bradford, Bath, Brighton, Bedford, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Colchester, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Coventry, Cardiff, Chester, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Egham, Exeter, Falmouth, Gloucester, Guildford, Hatfield, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lancaster, Lincoln, Loughborough, Leeds, Luton, Leicester, Medway, Newcastle, Norwich, Newcastle under Lyme, Nottingham, Newport, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Salford, Stirling, Sunderland, Sheffield, Stockton on tees, Swansea, Southampton, Stoke, Winchester, Wrexham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.    



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