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    Posted: 13 August 2013 at 18:07
Show us... Aberystwyth, Wales

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Aberystwyth, with a population of 15935, is no city but a historic market town, administrative centre and holiday resort, and a major centre in sparsely populated mid Wales. Often colloquially known as Aber, it is located near the confluence of the rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol. The name means "Mouth of the Ystwyth".

Aberystwyth is the home of Wales's first university, established in 1872. It has expanded from its town centre origins to a campus on the north of the town and numbers around 10000 students when in session.

1. View of the town from Constitution Hill

2. The easiest way to enjoy this view is by taking Britain's longest electric cliff railway from the promenade.

3. On the beach

4. End of the promenade and the cliff railway up Constitution Hill

5. The old university building

6. Statue of Thomas Charles Edwards, the first principal of the University.

7. Steps to the sea

8. Aberystwyth boasts two railway termini. There's the standard gauge line to Birmingham and the Narrow Gauge Vale of Rheidol. Until it was sold off in 1989, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. This is No. 9 "Prince of Wales" at Aberystwyth, ready to climb up to Devil's Bridge.

9. Note the old anglicized name for Dolgellau on this milepost near the Aberystwyth University campus.

10. The pier at twilight.

11. Evening on the promenade.

12. Evening on the promenade.

13. Evening back flips

Edited by alanfrombangor - 07 December 2018 at 17:35

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