Ride the Cliff Railway up Constitution Hill in Aberyswyth to reach the Camera Obscura.
On a clear day you can see 26 Welsh mountain peaks including Snowdon, whilst the view of Cardigan Bay from the Llyn Peninsula to Strumble head extends for 60 miles.
The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the longest in Britain and the only one in Wales. Its 778 feet undulating track and tilted carriages opened in 1896 operating on the water balance system but since 1921 a powerful electric motor and 2 high tensile steel cables have hauled the carriages at a stately 4 miles an hour. This gives you time to enjoy the panoramic views as you climb to the summit station.
Currently the largest camera obscura in the world, this fascinating attraction is part of a recreated Victorian pleasure park. It consists of a 14 inch lens, with 360 degrees of view around 1000s of square miles of Welsh land and sea, all reflected into a circular viewing gallery below the camera.
Facilities include y Consti Restaurant, which has its own beautiful views and is open all year round. There is also a games room with coin-operated attractions including air hockey and ten pin bowling.
Admission charge and seasonal opening hours apply – please check website for details.
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