We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aberystwyth Castle

New Promenade, Aberystwyth, Wales
+44 1970 617642
Review Highlights
Castle Ruin with Views

Lovely walk/climb/scramble around this free castle ruin, with excellent views of the sea, beach and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
Include a visit to the town/prom

Interesting ruins with great views! They don't take too long to look around but you don't have to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jay B
Read all 673 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“war memorial” (29 reviews)
“crazy golf” (13 reviews)
New Promenade, Aberystwyth, Wales
+44 1970 617642
Write a Review
Reviews (673)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 640 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely walk/climb/scramble around this free castle ruin, with excellent views of the sea, beach and town. Definitely worth a walk up if you're in the town or on the sea front. Lots of photo opportunities in beautiful surroundings. A little bit of graffiti, unfortunately, but...More

Thank 19lel68
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting ruins with great views! They don't take too long to look around but you don't have to pay to see them, unlike other, similar ruins. My son (9) enjoyed running around and climbing on some of the walls. There is also a lovely play...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is worth a walk along the promenade to visit the Castle or at least what are the Castle ruins, but it is free and nice to have a wander round and admire the view across the bay and the nearby Church and also have...More

Thank vivEngland
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love going to the castle ruins!! Always start with an hour in the park, followed by hide and seek around the castle ruins. The kids love climbing (to high for my liking) and running around the grounds. We always follow our castle ruin trip...More

Thank sophia d
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited with my hudband unfortunately the weather was not that good it was cold and windy. I was impressed with what I saw though. We walked around may be quicker than we would have liked.The kids at the top though was having a ball...More

Thank dandjbaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited many castles all over the world and as it goes this one is not the best to look at however it is free and its a very nice walk up to the top. When there you can enjoy the wonderful views of...More

Thank lou4406
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family love visiting here, the kids love going exploring all the castle ruins, there is also a great playground for them too. Great views all over the sea and coast. We take a picnic. Always able to park near by, not all of the...More

Thank Scoobymummy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little castle and well worth the visit. Would recommend to anyone in the area to go and have a look around.

Thank swbsoniab
Reviewed 1 week ago

A landscaped ruined castle on the coast. Worth a look for the historic context as well as a viewpoint. Also features the prominent war memorial which you may decide is glorious in concept. Certainly the fallen of the town are properly regarded...

Thank Bobcat202
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live near Aberystwyth the castle is a great place to go with the kids they just love climbing on the ruin walls make sure you go on a nice day . Take your camera you will get some great photo's of the kids, and...More

Thank Judy H
Nearby Restaurants
426 reviews
.18 miles away
Agnelli's Trattoria & Deli
250 reviews
.17 miles away
Light of Asia
342 reviews
.19 miles away
The Olive Branch
366 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Vale of Rheidol Railway
785 reviews
.48 miles away
Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
700 reviews
.82 miles away
Ceredigion Museum
218 reviews
.32 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
July 4, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Kvalka | Reviewed this property |
Hi, No gates, and open all the time so far as I know :)
March 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Dicandbeth | Reviewed this property |