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May 13, 2024

Aberystwyth's other pier

Aberystwyth's Royal Pier has been attracting visitors since 1865, but the town wouldn't have developed as it did had the Ystwyth Pier, further south, not been built in the 1830s. Until then, the course of the river Ystwyth fluctuated, making navigation ...

hazardous. The new pier fixed the river mouth and protected vessels in the harbour from south-westerly gales. For more about the Ystwyth Pier and developments it spawned, use your mobile phone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes where you start to walk along the pier. Or click here