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Aberystwyth - "Biarritz of Wales".

By Ffynnoncadno  
A lovely calm evening on the Victorian promenade in Aberystwyth. The town became popular as a holiday destination with the arrival of the the Cambrian Railways line from Machynlleth in 1864, closely followed by rail links to Carmarthen, which resulted in the construction of the town's impressive station. The Cambrian line opened on Good Friday 1869, the same day that the new 292 metres (958 ft) Royal Pier was opened.

The railway's arrival gave rise to something of a Victorian tourist boom; the town was once even billed as the "Biarritz of Wales" and much of the promenade looks exactly the same as it did in those days.

Tags: Victorian architecture Aberystwyth Landscape and travel Reflections in water Aberystwyth ceredigion wales Cardigan Bay sunset

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Comments


RonDM Plus
8 392 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2022 9:43AM
Superb picture, excellent low light photography

Ron
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2022 2:22PM
I like the curve on the right, the sky, and the colours...
Isabel GrinGrin
25 Mar 2022 5:54PM
a great evening panorama of the bay.

jeff

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