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I do Like to be Beside the Sea
Member Name: katygriff
Now Aberystwyth is one of those places that I have loved for a very long time because I have visited hundreds of times and each time I love the place more. It is in Wales and is one of those places you can visit for a couple of hours or for a whole day and it is up to you as there is plenty to do depending on what you fancy. I will let you know why I love Aberystwyth.
Ok how to find:
This address will take you right into the heart of Aberystwyth if you are driving and you will see signs for the numerous car parks and we have never had a problem parking here at any time of the year. Aberystwyth has a train station so you can get here quite easily from a lot of links, even one from Birmingham New street. Then they have great bus links with neighbouring places so you should get here by any means of travel.
Now we come to Aberystwyth a lot to do some shopping as it is a big place and has things like Woolworths, WHSmiths, New Look, Dorothy Perkins, Burtons and Monsoon. Now in Wales it is quite hard to find somewhere that has all of these shops in one place so we come to Aberystwyth quite a lot for them.
Then they have some shops like Clarks, All Sports and Ottakers. There are other specialist shops such as Albatross which does models and my Dad loves them and then lots of souvenir shops and little craft and jewellery shops which sell some unusual and interesting things. My favourite is one called Polly whish sells clothes and some really cute jewellery.
Aberystwyth has a beach which can get quite windy but it is really nice. It has a massive pier with an arcades room on one side and always sells ice-cream and food by it which is nice. You will always see quite a few people at the beach as it is just relaxing to watch the waves and seagulls.
The beach goes on for a while so there is a nice walking distance and although it is not necessarily the sandiest beach around, you will see people playing on it as if it is.
There are a few cafes dotted around which include a milk bar, fish and chip shops, the penguin café which is a personal favourite and fast food places such as KFC and burger king. There are also restaurants by the pier where you can get some nice food in a pub type environment but looking out to the sea is fantastic.
There are a few places you can go and explore in Aberystwyth. First there are walks up the hills by the beach which took us about an hour to do but you get some great views from the top. Then there are also walks by these castle ruins which are located at the top of the high street which are gorgeous and we didn't even realise they were there until a few years back.
Also just out of Aberystwyth are a lot of walks too so you should be able to find one that takes your fancy.
Aberystwyth is one of those places you can come and visit all of the time and still not be bored because it is such a sweet place. I should also mention that as well as all of the above the university is a gorgeous place as I nearly went and did my course there if they had let me. They do some great theatre productions there to so it might be worth checking what is on before you go. We once went and saw a great little shop of horrors.
It is a beautiful place which is easy to get to and well worth a visit if you are near the area and get the chance.
Thanks for reading.
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