Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Aberystwyth within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Aberystwith, mun. bor., township, seaport, and watering-place, Llanbadarnfawr par., Cardiganshire, at mouths of rivers Ystwith and Rheidor, 33 miles NE. of Cardigan by road and 236 miles from London by rail -- township, 734 ac. (175 water), pop. 6703; mun. bor., 857 ac., pop. 7088; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday and Saturday. Aberystwith has of late years become the most fashionable bathing-place in Wales. A national Welsh college has been recently erected in the town. It has considerable coasting trade, chiefly in corn and read. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) There is the ruin of an ancient castle. The bor. united with Adpar, Cardigan, and Lampeter in returning 1 member to Parliament until 1885.