Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Attraction in Ceredigion

Aberystwyth Cliff RailwayAberystwyth Cliff Railway

Admire some of the most beautiful panoramic views of the country. Located at the North of Aberystwyth promenade, not only can you see the iconic Cardigan Bay, but if you are lucky, you might even see as many as 26 mountain peaks. What a breathtaking landscape! It is very rare to be able to enjoy such interrupted and exclusive views of Wales. If you want to admire your surroundings in even more detail, you can also use one of the world's biggest camera obscuras. Can you believe that it gives you a bird's eye vision? Meaning that you can take in 1000 square metres of the seascape and surrounding land. What better way to travel, than on this extraordinary train? It uses the longest funicular electric railway in Britain and it has centuries of history. Yes! It dates back to 1896. The visitor experience is outstanding and very memorable for all. An all-round great place of discovery, there are some truly exquisite historical displays too. For a little bit of fun, the children have their own play area, so you can either go and grab some memories in the on-site shop, or sit back and enjoy a home-made cake in the on-site cafe. *

Author's Review

The Victorians really were an age of bold and innovating people. Building a railway that went up a cliff, or a mountain for that matter was no trouble to them. It is for that reason that we chose the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway as one of our Top 100 attractions in Wales. Being the longest funicular electric cliff railway in Britain, you really are in for a treat as you take your seat in the carriage of this unique attraction. Being quite scared of heights myself, I was full of trepidation before the carriage moved, but as we started to move, I really did feel quite at ease. As we made our way slowly up to the top, the views really were quite magnificent. Once at the top I was surprised to see that these old facilities have now been renovated to a very high standard, and with a lovely cafe style restaurant, lunch at the top is a must.

 

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Cliff Terrace, ,
Aberystwyth, , Ceredigion, SY23 2DN

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