Constitution Hill

The cliff railway on Constitution Hill

The Cliff Railway and Camera Obscura on Constitution Hill.

An unmissable feature of Aberystwyth's seafront scenery, Constitution Hill towers impressively over the northern end of the Promenade.

Also known as 'Consti', this rugged hill offers unobstructed views over the town and surrounding countryside; even Snowdon can be seen on a clear day. It's easy to enjoy the views, too, as an attractively old-fashioned cliff railway provides an easy route to the summit.

Make your way to the top of the hill and you can also enjoy a Victorian-style camera obscura, a café and a selecton of other attractions.

Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway

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 one of the longest cliff railways in Britain, carrying passengers 130 metres up the hill along a total track length of almost 240 metres.

The Camera Obscura

At the very top of Constitution Hill sits the Camera Obscura, a faithful recreation of a popular Victorian amusement.

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.

More to See

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.

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