Part of the joy of attending Wales’ first Crime Literature festival will be the journey. Whether travelling by road or rail or by air, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Wales’ rugged landscape as you travel through the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park and finally descend towards our western Welsh coast.
If driving, plan ahead, there are no motorway links to Aber. The roads are good, and there are many dual carriageways, but this is a part of the world where people come to escape the rush and bustle of the city, and to avoid the traffic levels commensurate with a high-density population. Take your time, bring a packed lunch or stop off at a cafe on the way. If the weather is warm, there are many opportunities to sample Welsh ice-cream and if rain dominates your day, other chances to experience Welsh fayre.
There are also excellent bus links from towns and cities throughout Wales via the comprehensive TrawsCymru service, including the Route 1C express service from Cardiff to Aberystwyth.
Railway links are excellent and quite frequent. Details here (http://www.aberystwyth.org.uk/transport/railway.shtml )
When you arrive at Aber station you will, of course, find a taxi available to take you to your accommodation but you will also find the journey isn’t far – and you may enjoy the walk, the sea air and the joy of arriving in a welcoming, seaside town.
Aber doesn’t have its own airport but travel from within the UK from Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and even London can be a pleasure in itself.