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Aberystwyth is a town that is known for its markets and trade centres. It is located near River Ystwyth and Afon Rheidol River. It's a fantastic city, best known for its' thriving University and beautiful coastal location. The ranking of Aberystwyth University is very high; in fact, it's one of the top universities on the Time's list of the top 40 universities for quality teaching. To accommodate students coming to study in Aberystwyth, the city has a variety of student homes of all types to choose from. The city is locally known as 'Aber', and it is located on the West coast of Wales where you can enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of its stunning seaside setting.
If you're a student living in Aberystwyth, you'll enjoy visiting various historical places, like Aberystwyth Castle and Pen Dinas Hill Fort, or enjoy cycling, hiking and walking in places like Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian Forest Centre. Aberystwyth Castle was built in 1289, and it is a major symbol of the town. The castle is sadly incomplete as a result of damage from various wars over the centuries. However, you can still explore the middle and inner walls, which will give you a glimpse of just how impressive this castle would have been! 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.
The National Library of Wales is also a popular student attraction to read in and/or attend scheduled live events and art exhibitions. Avid readers can get a reader's ticket from the library that gives them unlimited access for three full years.
Aberystwyth University, formerly known as University College Wales, dates back to 1872 and is well-known for its graduate job prospects as well as its international outlook as outlined in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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; it is truly a student destination, as in any given year there are up to 10,000 students in and surrounding the town. The city features a pleasant blend of old and new buildings where Victorian and Edwardian architecture can be seen along the seafront. From Aberystwyth, it is around four hours by train to London and is the ideal location to explore market towns and larger cities in Wales.
Despite being a few hours from the larger UK cities, Aberystwyth benefits from excellent transport links. Aberystwyth Train Station offers regular services to 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 Coventry buses' online map. Larger towns around Aberystwyth also have bus lines going to and from the town. You 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.
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