Aberystwyth

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Aberystwyth is a municipal borough in Cardiganshire, Wales. Aberystwyth is situated on Cardigan Bay of the Irish Sea, at the mouths of the Rheidol and Ystwyth rivers, 35 miles northeast of Cardigan, in west-central Wales. Aberystwyth is a seaside resort and a commercial center. Its chief industry is leather tanning. Two major institutions of learning, the University College of Wales, founded in 1872, and the National Library of Wales, opened in 1937, are situated here.
Aberystwyth
During the Middle Ages, Aberystwyth was a fortified town that sprang up near an English castle built in 1277. The Welsh destroyed the castle in 1282, but it was rebuilt by King Edward I of England in 1284. In the early 1400’s it was used as a fortress by the Welsh chieftain Owen Glendower. The castle was destroyed a second time, in 1646, by the Parliamentarians during the Civil War in England.





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