Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
Attraction in Ceredigion
The northern end of Aberystwyth promenade, Constitution Hill rises dramatically from the sea, providing spectacular and uninterrupted views of the town, Cardigan Bay, and on a clear day 26 mountain peaks spanning much of the length of Wales.The most relaxing way to enjoy this majestic panorama is to travel by train on the longest funicular electric cliff railway in Britain, which has been transporting visitors to the summit since opening in 1896.The recently refurbished summit train station has just been completed, providing much better protection from the elements and updating the structure to ensure a better visitor experience.
Once at the summit visitors can experience the views afforded by the one of the world's largest camera obscuras, which offers a bird's eye view of 1000 square miles of land and seascape. Aside from these two technological masterpieces there are fascinating historical displays, a kids play area, a well-stocked gift shop, and a cafe selling delicious home-made snacks.