Aberystwyth Sunset
February 2015
Aberystwyth Sunset
February 2015
Aberystwyth Sunset
February 2015
Aberystwyth Sunset
February 2015
Starlings returning to 
Aberystwyth Pier
Starlings returning to
Aberystwyth Pier
Starlings returning to 
Aberystwyth Pier
Starlings returning to
Aberystwyth Pier
Starlings returning to 
Aberystwyth Pier
Starlings returning to
Aberystwyth Pier
Aberystwyth Sunset
February 2015
Aberystwyth Sunset
February 2015
Aberystwyth Winter Evening
Aberystwyth Winter Evening
Aberystwyth Winter Evening
Aberystwyth Winter Evening
Tan Y Bwlch
Aberystwyth
Tan Y Bwlch
Aberystwyth
Tan Y Bwlch
Aberystwyth
Tan Y Bwlch
Aberystwyth
River Ystwyth flowing
into Aberystwyth Harbour
River Ystwyth flowing
into Aberystwyth Harbour
Sultry Summer Evening
June 2014
Sultry Summer Evening
June 2014
The Beach at Borth
The Beach at Borth
The Beach at Borth
The Beach at Borth
Aberaeron Harbour
Aberaeron Harbour
Aberaeron Harbour
Aberaeron Harbour
Storm 
March 2008
Storm
March 2008
Storm 
March 2008
Storm
March 2008
Storm 
November 2008
Storm
November 2008
Storm 
November 2008
Storm
November 2008
Storm 
June 2012
Storm
June 2012
Storm
June 2012
Storm
June 2012
River Rheidol in full flood
River Rheidol in full flood
River Rheidol in full flood
River Rheidol in full flood

Aberystwyth Sunsets Starlings and Storms

Aberystwyth has the reputation of being one of the best places to study and work. Located on the west coast of Wales on the shores of Cardigan Bay, the town is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscape in the country. That mix of pastoral, picturesque, romantic and sublime landscape has for over two centuries continued to attract artists such as Richard Wilson, J.M.W. Turner, John Sell Cotman and John Piper amongst so many others.


Aberystwyth has a long history: overlooking the town and the harbour are the ramparts of an Iron Age Fortress still clearly visible on Pen Dinas Hill. The harbour, which lies at the confluence of the Rheidol and Ystwyth rivers, was once a busy fishing port that boasted ship building - today it has become a marina, popular with the yachting fraternity, surfers, canoists and rowers. A short walk from the harbour are the ruins of the Thirteenth Century Aberystwyth Castle, built by Edward I in 1277. Originally a walled medieval town dependent upon mineral mining, farming and seafaring; today  the town is an eclectic mix of Victorian, Edwardian, Gothic and Classical Revival architecture.


Although a small town – with a resident population of only 12,000; Aberystwyth is described as being the most lively seaside town in Wales. Certainly during term time when the population rises to over 20,000 with the influx of students, the town becomes a thriving cosmopolitan centre served by excellent bars, cafes, restaurants, The Art Centre, National Library, and Ceredigion Museum. The town is also an important administrative centre for the region. This year the Welsh Assembly opened offices in a spectacular new building on the edge of the town.


Accessible by train from London Euston, the clean fresh air, changable and dramatic weather and the very remoteness of Aberystwyth prove to be the big attractions, drawing those who wish to get away from the humdrum of city life. Surrounded by fabulous scenery, Snowdonia is but an hour and a half away to the north and Pembrokeshire is a similar distance to the south. Perfect for any artist.


View from Constitution Hill
View from Constitution Hill
View from Aberystwyth Castle
View from Aberystwyth Castle
Aberystwyth Castle
Aberystwyth Castle
Aberystwyth Castle
Aberystwyth Castle
Aberystwyth Castle
Aberystwyth Castle
Old College from
Aberystwyth Castle
Old College from
Aberystwyth Castle
Aberystwyth Harbour
Aberystwyth Harbour
Old College
Old College
Old College
Old College
Royal Pier
Royal Pier
Promenade
Promenade
School of Art
School of Art
School of Art
School of Art
School of Art
School of Art
View over Aberystwyth
View over Aberystwyth
Artists Studios at
Aberystwyth Art Centre
Artists Studios at
Aberystwyth Art Centre

Aberystwyth Art Centre

Aberystwyth Art Centre
Gallery 1
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Gallery 1
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Ceramics Gallery
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Ceramics Gallery
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
National Library of Wales
National Library of Wales
View from National Library
View from National Library
Oriel Coliseum Museum
Oriel Coliseum Museum
The Gas Gallery
The Gas Gallery
Sun Set
Sun Set