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ABERYSTWYTH Wales. and trips out.

Machynlleth, Harlech, Devils Bridge, Aberaeron, and Cardigan.

First of all,i must point out that the spelling is ABERYSTWYTH. The second Y in the main title is missing. --- Aberystwyth is an ancient market town on the West Coast of Mid Wales UK. , on Cardigan Bay. It is a lovely holiday resort. There is a Pier, Promenade, also it is a University town.
Swansea is 55 miles away. and Shrewsbury in England is 60 miles. At one end of the Bay is Constitution Hill and the other end Castle Hill. --I
stayed 4 nights at a Guest House in town centre. A sight to see in the early evening was the starlings coming in to roost under the Pier. The train station and bus station are side by side.-- Aberystwyth is a great place to stay as a hub for trips out...My first day out was up the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge line to Devils Bridge, in the mountains.---Second trip was by train to Machynlleth which is in Powys There is a beautiful clock tower, the Museum of Modern Art is in town. There is a large market on Wednesdays [Not during the present Virus Lockdown ] I continued by train to Harlech. Here the main attraction is the castle, high on the cliff. The English Monarch Edward 1 built the castle in the late 13th century. It was taken by Welsh Leader Owain Glym Dwr in 1404.
Most people will know the Regimental March "Men of Harlech" written about the seige of Harlech in 1408.
If you travel by car , Porthmadog is 9 miles , away. ---My third trip was by bus to Aberaeron south of Aberystwyth.
It is a colourful fishing port, midway between Cardigan and Aberystwyth,on the A487 main road, about 16 miles.
I continued by bus to Cardigan which as been a port since the Middle Ages.,,It says in 1800 about 300 ships using the port. The wooden bridge across the river was replaced by the first stone bridge in 15th century... It was January on my visit so needed a lovely bowl of soup to warm me up. This was a great short break.ABERYSTWYTH  WALES.Sign saying also train for Vale of Rheidol line.

ABERYSTWYTH WALES.Sign saying also train for Vale of Rheidol line.

ABERYSTWYTH  Wales. Trains up to Devils Bridge go from here.

ABERYSTWYTH Wales. Trains up to Devils Bridge go from here.

ABERYSTWYTH  WALES. Main railway station.

ABERYSTWYTH WALES. Main railway station.

ABERYSTWYTH  WALES.  From castle hill looking towards Constitution Hill.

ABERYSTWYTH WALES. From castle hill looking towards Constitution Hill.

ABERYSTWYTH  WALES.  Castle ruin.

ABERYSTWYTH WALES. Castle ruin.

ABERYSTWYTH  WALES,  Guest house.

ABERYSTWYTH WALES, Guest house.

ABERYSTWYTH  WALES..   Pier.

ABERYSTWYTH WALES.. Pier.

ABERYSTWYTH   WALES.

ABERYSTWYTH WALES.

ABERYSTWYTH  WALES.   Seafront,  --Top of Funicular on Consititution Hill.

ABERYSTWYTH WALES. Seafront, --Top of Funicular on Consititution Hill.

ABERYSTWYTH  WALES,  Constitution Hill.

ABERYSTWYTH WALES, Constitution Hill.

FROM THE TRAIN BETWEEN ABERYSTWYTH AND MACHYNLLETH.

FROM THE TRAIN BETWEEN ABERYSTWYTH AND MACHYNLLETH.

MACHYNLLETH  WALWS.

MACHYNLLETH WALWS.

MACHYNLLETH  WALES.   Clock  Tower.

MACHYNLLETH WALES. Clock Tower.

MACHYNLLETH  WALES.  Royal House,  a mediaeval building.

MACHYNLLETH WALES. Royal House, a mediaeval building.

MACHYNLLETH   WALES.  Main street.

MACHYNLLETH WALES. Main street.

ON THE TRAIN TOWARDS HARLECH.

ON THE TRAIN TOWARDS HARLECH.

HARLECH  WALES.    Castle viewed from train station.

HARLECH WALES. Castle viewed from train station.

HARLECH  WALES..Castle built on rock, in the late 13 th century.

HARLECH WALES..Castle built on rock, in the late 13 th century.

HARLECH  WALES  Castle, near entrance.

HARLECH WALES Castle, near entrance.

ABERAERON  WALES. Bus stop .

ABERAERON WALES. Bus stop .

ABERAERON  WALES.

ABERAERON WALES.

ABERAERON  WALES. Paint companies must be doing well !

ABERAERON WALES. Paint companies must be doing well !

ABERAERON  WALES.  Very colourful.

ABERAERON WALES. Very colourful.

ABERAERON  WALES.

ABERAERON WALES.

ABERAERON  WALES..Promenade.in January.

ABERAERON WALES..Promenade.in January.

CARDIGAN  WALES. This is the bus that runs from Aberystwth to Cardigan, along Cardigan Bay.and return.

CARDIGAN WALES. This is the bus that runs from Aberystwth to Cardigan, along Cardigan Bay.and return.

CARDIGAN  WALES,  Town Hall.

CARDIGAN WALES, Town Hall.

CARDIGAN WALES, Small courtyard.

CARDIGAN WALES, Small courtyard.

CARDIGAN WALES,  First stone bridge built in the 15th century.

CARDIGAN WALES, First stone bridge built in the 15th century.

CARDIGAN WALES. Cafe lovely soup.

CARDIGAN WALES. Cafe lovely soup.

CARDIGAN WALES.  It was January so had a lovely bowl of soup with warm fresh bread.

CARDIGAN WALES. It was January so had a lovely bowl of soup with warm fresh bread.

ABERYSTWYTH  Wales. Stallings roosting, to under the Pier.

ABERYSTWYTH Wales. Stallings roosting, to under the Pier.

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