An unmissable feature of Aberystwyth's seafront scenery, Constitution Hill looms large over the northern end of the Promenade.
The summit of this rugged hill (affectionately known as 'Consti') offers unobstructed views over the town and surrounding countryside - even Snowdon can be seen on a clear day. It's easy to enjoy these views, too, as a quaint electric cliff railway provides an easy route to the summit. There's also a Victorian-style camera obscura and a café waiting for those who reach the top.
Unmissable for any visitor to Aberystwyth, the Cliff Railway will carry you all the way to the top of the Constitution Hill. As you progress up the hill at a leisurely pace, a great view of the town and the bay is gradually revealed to you. Opened to the public in 1896, this is also Britain's longest electric cliff railway, with a total length of just over 230 metres.
At the very top of Constitution Hill sits the Camera Obscura. Inside, you can take turns to manoeuvre the 35 cm lens which reflects an all-round view of the town and over one thousand square miles of the surrounding countryside on to the viewing gallery screen. There is also a presentation of the history of the area and a gift shop. The Camera Obscura charges a modest admission fee to adults, but is free for children.
True to its roots as a very early form of theme park, Constitution Hill offers extra attractions at the summit during much of the year. These include a games room with bowling lanes, a 'frisbee golf' course and bouncy castle.
You can also climb over 'Consti' and take a pleasant coastal walk, or dine in the 'Y Consti' restaurant at the summit.