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The Oxford and Aberystwith Road page 2


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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.

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Pictures for The Oxford and Aberystwith Road page 2

Dorchester Abbey Church: the road at Maidenhead
Dorchester Abbey Church: the road at Maidenhead >>>>
Sandford on the river near Oxford
Sandford on the river near Oxford >>>>
Four Shire Stone and Fish Inn: Woodstock: Old and New on Broadway Hill
Four Shire Stone and Fish Inn: Woodstock: Old and New on Broadway Hill >>>>
Carfax the busy Centre of Oxford City
Carfax the busy Centre of Oxford City >>>>
Pershore Abbey Church and Evesham new Bridge
Pershore Abbey Church and Evesham new Bridge >>>>
Leominister Almshouses and the Cross at Worcester
Leominister Almshouses and the Cross at Worcester >>>>
New Radnor which was new Long Since
New Radnor which was new Long Since >>>>
Stanner Rocks, a Gateway to Wales: and ancient Pembridge
Stanner Rocks, a Gateway to Wales: and ancient Pembridge >>>>
Randor Forest, the Dartmoor of this Shire
Randor Forest, the Dartmoor of this Shire >>>>
Pont Erwyd where the rivers meet: and Llanbadarn Fawr
Pont Erwyd where the rivers meet: and Llanbadarn Fawr >>>>
Clarack Bay, Aberystwith, Cardiganshire: the end of the road
Clarack Bay, Aberystwith, Cardiganshire: the end of the road >>>>
the Devils Punchbowl, Near Pont Erwyd
the Devils Punchbowl, Near Pont Erwyd >>>>
West Front of S. Davids Cathedral: Ruins of the Bishops Palace
West Front of S. Davids Cathedral: Ruins of the Bishops Palace >>>>

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