This ancient market town on the Welsh coast lends itself to walkers of all ages and abilities. The promenade, harbour and Plascrug Avenue make attractive and accessible short walking routes, whilst nearby Penglais Woods and Constitution Hill, with direct access to the Wales Coast Path, offer a challenge for more adventurous walkers. Well served by public transport, Aberystwyth even boasts a Victorian cliff railway which makes the spectacular clifftop views accessible to all. The gardens and grounds of the National Library and University Campus are in easy walking distance of the town centre, providing welcome green spaces and a quiet retreat to locals and visitors.
Aberystwyth was shortlisted because it has a good urban & rural mix, with great access to green spaces and the seafront, including the Coast Path. There is also good public transport links, and traffic calming interventions. In addition, it is a beautiful place, and the town has made a good use of their unique geography.
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