Old College
Old College was built in 1795 in the Gothic style. In 1864 it was planned to turn it into a hotel but the project was abandoned because of financial troubles. It was then purchased by the University of Wales who turned it into a college for higher education and which later became the University of Aberystwyth.

The Old College remained the main campus in Aberystwyth until the 1960s when the majority of teaching was moved to the Penglais campus near the National Library of Wales.

Old College is an impressive building.


Aberystwyth Town Hall
Aberystwyth Town Hall in Queens Road was built in 1848-51 by William Coulthart with a florid Ionic portico and single-storey wings.

It was burnt out in 1957 and its remains dictated the form of the present town hall, which was built in 1961 to the design of S. Colwyn Foulkes of Colwyn Bay, in a neo-Georgian style with thin Adamesque portico and an internal full-height entrance hall.

There are also some colour-washed houses on the left.


Colourful terraced houses on the seafront

These colourful terraced houses were on South Marine Terrace, on the seafront, as we were approaching the castle from the south. The castle can be seen in the distance on the left.

These houses are not listed buildings or of any historical significance but I did think that, as a block, they looked rather attractive.


White Horse Hotel, Portland Street

This attractive little street is Portland Street showing the White Horse Hotel, a Victorian/Edwardian pub, at the junction with Terrace Road.

This building is listed by CADW.


Georgian terraced houses, North Parade

Some more attractive Georgian terraced houses in North Parade, some of which are listed. There are a total of 262 listed buildings in Aberystwyth.