From Pont Erwyd it is twelve miles to the end of the road, at Aberystwith. The descent is almost continuous from these great heights, and at a point nine miles short of the town, where the road goes through a narrow cutting, a sudden distant view of the sea makes a glorious effect. On either side of the road lovely little vales, enclosed by large mountains, appear. Thus, we come, past Goginan, down to Capel Bangor, and finally to the levels at Llanbadarn Fawr, rather more than one mile from Aberystwith. This is a neat and clean-looking town on Cardigan Bay; a favourite seaside resort, and the seat of the University of North Wales. That modern institution, the National Library of Wales, is housed on a remote hilltop. From a distance it has much the appearance of a fort.
Aberystwith is not a large town, but it has grown and been much modernized of recent years. Of its ancient castle, overlooking the sea from a rocky wall, a few fragments only are left. Here is a very fine War Memorial, with a bronze figure of Victory, surmounting an obelisk. The terminal railway station, rebuilt, is exceedingly handsome.