About Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth – home to Gwyl Crime Cymru.

‘Aber’ – as the town is affectionately known by residents and visitors alike – is an attractive, seaside town on the west coast of Wales overlooking the Irish sea.

Said to be the cultural capital of Wales, in addition to Aberystwyth University and the National Library of Wales and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, it is a focal point for contemporary Welsh language and culture.

We want you to come to Aber to experience Wales’ first annual Crime Literature festival but, while you are here, you will soon discover it is a place to explore and to enjoy.

The Aberystwyth Arts Centre offers a wide-ranging artistic programme through drama, dance and music, to visual arts, film and community arts. The centre is recognised as a national centre for arts development.

During your stay, why not visit a local museum or the National Library for Wales? Or enjoy a stroll along Aber’s award-winning beach where you can enjoy the views, the sea or even visit the local castle.

As you’d expect in a coastal town, there are many places to eat and drink, and sea-food is a speciality. Whether you prefer a cosy cafe, a top-notch dining experience or – for the adventurous – a cliff-top view, there will be a venue to match your tastes.

And, when it comes to choosing a place to stay, Aber has it all. There is plenty of choice, to cater for all budgets.