Studying in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a lively and bustling coastal town with a big student population, overlooking Cardigan Bay and set in beautiful countryside. Beachside walks are likely to become a regular part of your life here. The Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia National Park are both within easy reach, allowing you to enjoy outdoor pursuits from rock climbing to sea kayaking.

The town is rich in pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafés, and has a buzzing cultural calendar, with regular live music, comedy, theatre, cinema, and dance. Deep within the ‘Fro Gymraeg [Welsh-speaking Wales]’ and with an active Welsh-speaking cultural scene, it is perfect for learning or polishing your skills in the widest-spoken Celtic language in the world! The town has good road and public transport links, with regular trains from Aberystwyth to England and the North Wales coast. Aberystwyth combines the secluded pleasures of the country with the cosmopolitan stimulation of a university town – and CAWCS staff and students are a vital part of that mix.