Where Is Aberystwyth Located?

Aberystwyth is located in mid Wales on the coast of Irish Sea, approximately in the middle of Cardigan Bay. It is the administrative centre of the county of Ceredigion, one of the most sparsely populated parts of the United Kingdom.

Aberystwyth on the Map

Other Cities near Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is about 75 miles (121 km, straight line) to the north-west of Cardiff, but don’t let the distance mislead you. The travel (by car, bus or train) takes much longer than it may seem, due to the nature of Welsh hilly countryside. Other major Welsh cities near Aberystwyth include Swansea (54 miles / 87 km to the south), Carmarthen (39 miles / 63 km to the south, all air distance).

Aberystwyth is about 92 miles (148 km) to the west from Birmingham and about 180 miles (290 km) to the northwest-west from London.

Where to Stay in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is known mainly for its university (the number of students is almost as high as the number of permanent inhabitants during the term) and also as a holiday destination in the summer months. It has plenty of accommodation options (see where to stay in Aberystwyth), although it can get quite busy at times and booking early is recommended.