Aberystwyth Mon Amour

So I’m not long back from a little jaunt with my family. My sis in law invited us to join them in their airbnb in Tregaron, which is a 30 minute drive from the holiday town of Aberystwyth in West Wales.

We’ve been to Aberystwyth a good few times over the years and we jumped at the chance of getting away from home for a few days after being stuck here for so long due to covid 19

We went on Thursday morning, It was approx 2 an half hours drive, usually we will break the journey up but because we were with other people-we just bombed it up.

Love these old road signs

We arrived in Aber about 1pm, managed to park up and met my family by the pier.

seafront

We had a little catch and walk along the seafront and I suggested we go up the Cliff Railway (or funicular). These are a vertical railway, usually up the side of a cliff, and most are found at the seaside. This one is 778 feet long and is the second longest funicular railway in the British Isles and was built in 1886.

It was powered by a water balance system until it was electrified in the 1920s. They’re a leisurely way to get to the top of a steep incline though not exactly speedy at 4mph!

At the top is a beautiful view of Aberystwth and the surrounding area.

The also have a camera obscura, but that was sadly not working.

After we came back down, we carried along the pier to the ruined castle and the war memorial.

The old college looks rather like Hogwarts

The WW1 war memorial is very beautiful. It was unveiled in 1923. The 2 figures are representations of Victory with wings and Humanity emerging from entanglements of war underneath her. One of the panels on the side of the plinth is “GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS”

I loved these benches on the seafront with sea dragons/snakes

#Why have a posted a picture of Baker Street? well it’s a reference to the title of my blog post which is the title of one of series of books by Malcolm Pryce. His novels are set in an alternate universe version of the Welsh seaside resort of Aberystwyth. The hero of the novels is Louie Knight, the best (and only) private detective in Aberystwyth who battles crime organised by the local Druids. They’re very funny books!

We also had ice cream….hmm triple peach!!

I’ll write about each day on separate blog posts because i have a multitude of photos!

P.S Happy 50th Birthday to Richard Armitage. The charity auctions for LOROS were flipping amazing and i can’t thank all who bid on my items and helped raise a chunk towards the total xx

12 Comments

  1. Omg ! If I didn’t love Wales already with her castles this town just blew me away! The sea front architecture, sea dragon benches, railway, WW1 Memorial so
    Much to take in already!
    Loved how you two “bombed it there”!
    So glad you both could get away to see the family ❤️❤️🤗

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