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Wales is generally characterised by a north-south divide, whereby the rugged landscapes of North Wales, typified by Snowdonia National Park, give way to the southern heartlands of the big cities and onto the superb beaches of Gower and the south west coast. On the west coast and right in the middle is the seaside resort town of Aberystwyth. Truly a place where north meets south, in culture as well as geography, the town attracts people from all areas and there are many Aberystwyth hotels to cater for visitor demand.

An historic market town, its appeal as a major seaside holiday destination was assured with the advents of the railways, in common with most seaside towns. The Victorian age has left its mark on many of the buildings in town and in the classic seaside themes of a pier and promenade, with two fine beaches separated by a castle. Some of the best Aberystwyth Hotels date from this period too and display all the charm and elegance of the age, forming the perfect backdrop to a luxury break in a largely unspoiled location.

Travelling by train to the town has the added benefit of the scenic journey which passes through the Cambrian Hills and takes in much of the most beautiful parts of Mid Wales. There are direct rail links from Shrewsbury and Birmingham and the railways provide a further tourist attraction via a steam train journey along a 12 mile track from the town to Devil's Bridge. If that wasn't enough for rail fans there is also a funicular railway, the longest in Britain, which takes passengers up to the cliff top where great views await.

The attractions of the town itself are numerous, with a lively music scene and popular arts centre accounting for much of the entertainment options. There are also many bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and pubs as would be expected from a popular coastal resort. There are many Aberystwyth hotels too and plenty of them make the most of the sea views with a location at the seafront. Large and imposing Victorian hotels sit aside smaller family run establishments and all will offer a warm welcome and quality accommodation for individuals, couples, groups and families.

Hotels at the seaside will generally have features tailored for those on holiday, often centred on guest lounges and dining areas and they will certainly have a wealth of tourist information services and literature detailing the popular sights and activities in the town and beautiful surrounds. As a result, business facilities may be limited but Wi-Fi internet connectivity is common as is satellite television, which may feature business and finance channels. Guest rooms may also have work spaces and direct dial telephones.

Lying on a major coastal trade route, there are inns and lodges in town which cater for passing custom and those looking for a short break. These types of Aberystwyth hotels can offer excellent value accommodation as well as great dining facilities, focussing on wholesome pub food, and lively bar areas too. They may also have outdoor seating areas, ideal for enjoying a meal or drink in the good weather.

Although easily accessed by road and rail, Aberystwyth is an isolated town set against huge areas of wonderful natural scenery. As a result, there are some terrific country house hotels situated within easy reach of the town and these represent the ultimate luxury Aberystwyth hotels, associated with a full array of leisure features and services. Great for weddings and for corporate retreats, they are also perfect for an indulgent stay in some of the most beautiful spots in Wales.