Aberystwyth

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by Obnoxiousness, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. hiccup

    hiccup King of the Vagabonds

    Walk the length of the prom and kick the bar.

    The gorge at Devils Bridge is a nice walk.
     
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  2. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Big starling murmurations around the pier at dusk :) if you like birds. Watch out for poopings though.
     
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  3. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    Lived and worked there for 5 years. Love the place. Alabama 3 played the Borth festival one year. Harbour Mouth Trap’s a great surf break when it’s on. Loads of great pubs and cafes (for the FWB). I had a couple of mates down from Liverpool and we were looking in all the bakeries for that lava bread. Didn’t find any (in the bakeries).
     
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  4. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    :D. But did you find any volcanoes?
     
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  5. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    It's fun how many here seem to have lived in Aberystwyth. :)
     
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  6. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    That’s totally true. ‘So excuse me mate...have you got any lava bread????’...(reply) ‘no try the health food shop’.
    I have had the bacon, cockles, lava bread with oatmeal cakes thing though (delicious).
     
  7. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    It’s weird. Two of my oldest friends did library and information systems at the Uni and another life pal (who i met in London in the 90’s) did Literature.
     
  8. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    I did a postgrad Dip. Lib. at CLW/CLC in Llanbadarn in 1984. Later it merged with/was taken over by the university. I returned there some years later as it seemed a good way to get out of London. Never did submit thesis because I had taken a library job nearby instead. Slightly silly of me, but what the hell.

    It was a bit alarming one morning to find a very big confused seagull in my kitchen.
     
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  9. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Red Kites in the hills (there is a feeding place somewhere up there where you can observe - from a safe distance) , and real Black Adders on the bog at Tregaron

    Ynyslas - the tip of land north of Borth has stunning beaches and a great view over the estuary to Aberdovey - massive peat bog. (you can tell I did Geography - but a B.A) , watch out for adders in the dunes though.

    Never visited , but need to - the Centre for Alternative Technology (been there for many years) , the short Corris Railway , Aberllenfenni slate village (the whole lot was up for sale fairly recently)

    Am I doing a hard enough sell ?

    The station has a decent enough Spoons (yes ..I know) and a tidy Curry House.
     
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  10. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    The ritual of "kicking the bar" goes way back to the early days of the University.

    If you ask the porters nicely , (enter via the impressive arch in Pier Street / Laura Place at the back of the building) - you can have a look around the Old College - parts of it are very run down and as a student we had some lectures there , still partly in use but on the cusp of change as there are plans for huge revamp , if they can match Lottery funding , which will remove the sad but authentic feel of academia and decay.
     
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  11. hiccup

    hiccup King of the Vagabonds

    Ha, I did Geography B.A. at Aber too.
     
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  12. flypanam

    flypanam designated title: local oaf

    Spent a year there, doing my post grad in ILS. Lovely place, have been aching to get back and see it again.
     
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  13. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

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  14. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree I care not for the wealth of Gyges

     
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  15. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    I think we are visiting for a few days mid to late July. I also think we might be staying in the halls of residence (tied up with a conference).
     
  16. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Ah, July, glorious mid-summer.

    Take an umbrella.

    :D
     
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  17. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  18. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Lovely place hash tag , you'll love it.

    Check out this thread as well if you have wheels. It's not too far to visit some of the recommendations on the thread.

    Tell me of Barmouth.
     

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