&OBT. DOUGHTON, IRONMONGER, CHINA AND FURNITURE DEALER, (Opposite Town Clock and Corner of Bridge Street). tARGEST STOCK OF TOYS AND FANCY GOODS IN MID WALES. •^IL CARTS AND BASINETTES FOR SALE OR HIRE. All kinds of Fishing Tackle kept in Stock. CYCLES! CYCLES! CYCLES! ON SALE OR HIRE. WAREHOUSE 5, BRIDGE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. LISBURNE ARMS, NORTHGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. rrlIESE Premises have recently been consider- ably ENLARGED, and possess EXCELLENT AcCOMMODATION FOR VISITORS. I T. E. SALMON, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BOTTLER OF HtSOPP'S ALES & STOUTS. GYDE, PHOTOGRAPHER, PIER STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. ror the largest and best selection of Views. STUDIO FOR HIGH-CLASS PORTRAITURE. JltCYULES, M AIL CARTS, &c., FOR SALE OR HIRE BY HOUR OR DAY, AT aONAH & ROWLANDS' 9, PIER STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. A NGLO-BAVARIAN ALES À NGLO-BAVARIAN ALES J^NGLO-BAVARIAN ALES À XGLO-BAVARIAN ALES Sole Agent for Abervstwyth and District: 1 H. BIDDULPH. rpKA MERCHANT, JUJIILY GiiOCKK, JTALIAN WAREHOUSEMAN, pROVISION DEALER. 19, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. ABERYSTWYTH. LUE BELL HOTEL 1EREACE ROAD. Wines & Spirits—Best Quality. BASS'S, ROBERTS', ALLSOPPS', AND ^°RTHINGTON'S ALES IN BOTTLES; ALSO GUINNESS'S STOUT. JOHN RICHARDS, Proprietor. A. JOINSON, CLASS HAIR CUTTING AND SHAVING SALOONS, 14, PIER STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. PRIVATE ROOM FOR LADIES. CLONIAL STORES, TERRACE ROAD (CLOSE TO MARINE PARADE). T. EVANS & Co., QOCERS AND PROVISION MERCHANTS. A TRIAL SOLICITED. -Note the Address— GONIAL STORES, TERRACE ROAD. y\^ANTED TO KNOW—Which is the Oldest ilst and Best Fruiterers' and Greengrocers' ^shment in the town 1t E. P. TAYLOR'S ^NX)R HOUSE, TERRACE ROAD. ¡¡1'(,: goods ot the best possible quality sent out tltot. Ply to Purchasers. Funeral Wreaths in Jd.;¡'" Wedding Bouquets to order. Note the \4tess YLOR, Radnor House, Terrace Road. ^ABLISHED OVER HALF A CENTURY. hI. R. DAVIS & SONS, HARDWARE MERCHANTS, 4, BRIDGE STREET; Cabinet Furniture Depot: EEN" STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. A la, —— l'ge stock always on hand of best quality Sheffield Pocket Knives. ^^J^^celebrated Cymro Razors. Qa TO ABERYSTWYTH. Q eneral Drapery Establishment GREAT DARKGATE STREET, 6 ^otl ^ill find a Welsh Loom weaving, AND THE w FIEST SELECTION OF elsh Shawls, Flannels, &c., ON THE WELSH COAST.
DEVIL'S BRIDGE, NEAR ABERYSTWYTH. Photo. Iy Mac!ardy, Oswestry. The Devil's Bridge has been variously described, and at times in language so nearly approaching the sublime as to verge on the ridiculous. But Wordsworth, who was here in 1824, has left on record h;s impressions of the scene in a sonnet. Wordsworth, it is true. saw the falls to perfection, after heavy rain but at all times the glen at the Devil's Bridge is one of the most remarkable scenes in Wales. The devil, by all accounts, seems to have had a great deal to do with bridge-building in the olden times, for we read of several structures which he had a hand in erecting, and the tradition connected with the famous bridge on the St. Gothard Hoad, in Switzerland, is so like that told in Cardiganshire, that Longfellow's version in the Golden Legend might serve for the two.
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LLYFNANT VALLEY-GLANDOVEY OR MACHYNLLETH. From a Photo, by Maclardy, Osiccstry. The Llyfnant Valley is a veritable home of the fem it abounds here in many choice varieties, By kind permission of Sir Henry Wiggin, Bart., and Richard Peyton, Esq., the public have free access to the cascade and fall, on the express understanding that, being private property, they do not disturb or remove the roots of any ferns or flowers, and confine themselves to the proper paths.
ABERYSTWYTH INFORMATION. HOTELS. The Belle Vue, the Gogerddan Arms (or Lion Royal), the Waterloo, Blue Bell, White Horse, Lisburne Arms, Prince Albert, &c., &c. BANKS. The North and South Wales Bank, Pier Street; the National Provincial Bank, Pier Street; the London and Provincial Bank, Terrace Road. POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS. Post Office, Terrace Road. Despatches Week-days, 7.15 a.m., 12 noon, 2.10 p.m., 5.15 p.m. Sundays, 5.15 p.m.—Deliveries Week-days, 815 a.m., 12.iW p.m., 2.30 p.m., G.3U p.m. Sundays, 11.0 a.m.-illoiiey Order Business; 0.0 a.m. to 6.0 p.m. Saturdays, 9.0 a m., to 8.0 p.m.— Telegraph Business: 7.0 a.m. to 8.0 p.m 7.0 a.m. to 9.0 p.m., during the months of July, August, and September. Sundays, 8.0 to 10.0 a.m., 5.0 to 6.0 p.m. —Parcel Despatches and Deliveries are the same as other despatches and deliveries on Week-days. There is no parcel depatch or delivefy on Sunday. CHURCHES AND CHAPELS. Aberystwyth is well supplied with places of wor- ship, especially—like other places in Wales—with chapels, services in Welsh are ordinarily held at 9.0 a.m. and 6 p.m., and in English at 11 a.m. and (; p.m. There are three churches the parish church of St. Michael, near the Castle, erected in 1830, Holy I Trinity, near the Station, build in 1886-7, and a Welsh church, built in 18(55. English Chapels: Baptist, Alfred Place; Inde- ¡ pendent, Portland Street: l'restbyterian, Newfound- land ctreet; Weslevan. Newfoundland Stieet. Welsh Chapels: Baptist, Baker Street: Calvanistic, Powell Street and North Parade; Independent, Baker Street: Wesleyan, Moore Street and Darkgaie Street, and Queen's Road. Catholic Church Queen's Road. THE MARKETS. The market for butcher's meat is in Church Street, and the markets for farm and garden produce are in Market Stieet and Pier Street. The corn market is held in Market Mreet. THE TOWN HALL. I Here are held the County Court and Petty Sessions. It is at the lower end of Postland Street, and passing this you soon reach THE INFIRMARY, which is built upon an elevated site on the outskirts of the town. It has an excellent staff, and nothing has been neglected which can contribute to its prac- tical usefulness. The funds for its support are de- rived partly from voluntary subscriptions and partly from endowments. Its cost is reported to have been between six and seven thousand pounds. THE LIBRARIES. Ours is essentially a reading age, and it is hardly possible for us in these rimes to picture to ourselves, or in any way to realise the condition of things of, say, not more than a hundred years since, when read- ing was the accomplishment of a few, instead of being, as now-a-days, the necessity of the many. If we are only spending a week at the seaside, for pure change and recreation, it is scarcely passible for us to get a'ong without books. The gayest even of sea- side resorts is fully alive to this fact, and Aberyst- wyth is no exception to the rule. There are various private circulating libraries in the town, and there is, besides, a Free Public Library and Reading Room in the Assembly Rooms. THUNDER HOLE, or the "Monk's Cave," is a favourite place with visitors for a short and pleasant excursion. It is a picturesque cave on the sea-shore about five miles from the town. PWLL CARADOC, the Pool of Caractacus," about eight or nine miles from Aberystwyth, is a waterfall of considerable beauty, less known to visitors in general than it de- serves to be. The falls of the Llyfnant Valley, near Glandovey also should be seen, one of them being two or three hundred feet in height. ABERYSTWYTH. The beautiful situation of Aberystwyth and its bracing air gives it advantages as a place of higher study, which are shared by few other collegiate centres. Moreover, the position of the College, practically on the dividing lines be- tween North and South Wales, results in the bringing together of students from each of the two great sections ot the Principality to an extent not at- tained in any other institution, and gives the College a prominent place in the life of the Principality as a whole. David Cox painted its beautiful bay, Sir Astley Cooper and other fashionable physicians sounded abroad the virtues of its health-giving air, and in the days of stage coaches it already attracted numbers of English visitors. Lodging- houses abound on the charming parade and in the streets of the town, naris there any scarcity of hotels. For sea bathing, we need hardly say every facility is pro- vided, and the local authorities have spent money freely to increase the attractions of Aberystwyth for people in search of health. The water supply for the town is now brought all the way from Llyn Llygady Rheidol, near the summit of Plynlimon, and visitors may have the satisfaction of knowing that jwhat they drink is pure and r ABERYSTWYTH (From n Photoqrayhby Gyde). unadulterated. The Corporation has spent £ 20,000 on the water supply, and many thousands more on paving and sanitary works and other public im- provements. THE CASTLE. The first attraction of Aberystwyth next to the beach is the Castle. The ruins stand above the sea, westward of the town, a little rocky promontory, reached by a gentle walk. Theview,from Pembrokeshire south, to Carnarvonshire, north, which bound Cardigan Bay, is seen to perfection on this spot, fod'-we stand al)out midway between the extreme points, and have the curving-shore in view a good part of the distance. Of course the look-out north is the most charming, for it includes the hills which rise S. round the Dovey, and far be} ond, with j Snowdon itself on clear days. UXlVrRSlTY COLLEGE. Near the Castle is the University Col- lege. The promoters were fortunate in seeming for £ 10.000 the abandoned works that were to form the Grand Castle Hotel. The College was opened in 1872. The Uni- versity is open to both men and women, and the number of tudellts has increased every year. The register now contains over 300 names. I CLOCK TOWER, MACHYNLLETH. fhoto by Owen, Newtown. MACHYNLLETH, or Machynllaetb, near which is Plas Machynlleth, means the fortress of Cynllaeth, a district so called, The town is of respectable antiquity, and there are reasons for believing that it is the Maglona of the Romans, where they had a garrison. It has in recent times been repeatedly honoured with the session of the bards, ana here was a very honourable meeting for number and quality, convened under the name of Parliament by the famous Owen Glyndwrin the reign of Henry VI. Machynlleth is supposed to be the site of an ancient Roman station called Maglona (" Ilaglo(-tilios' Town"), respecting which both history ;tnd tradition are alike silent. When we re^ch a mere historical period we find that. it was at Ilacliviilietil (or to be more explicit, at Glandovey —within this parish) that Maelgwn Gwynedd. or Maglocunos, was acclaimed King of the Island of Britain by the assembled British nobles in the year 542. The curious legend connected with Maelsrwn's election to the British Pendragonship is given by Professor John Rhys in his Celtic Britain," and is too well known to need recital here. From its geo- graphical position—beingthe spot where the ancient principalities of North Wales, Powvs, and South Wales met—Machynlleth has alway.s held an 1m- portant position in the annals of the Cymry. It was here, on September 2nd, 1402, that the last of the great national heroes, and the most renowned statesman that Wales has ever nrodneed-Owen PLAS MACHYNLLETH Photo by Olcen, Neutoivn. Glendower—was crowned the Prince of Wales, in the presence of the Parliament which he had convened at Machynlleth for that purpose. The Parliament House is still to be seen in Alaengwyn street, in t le ay e sn independence Machynlleth was the capital of the commot of Cvfeiliog, the most important province belonging to the Princess of Powys: and so we find these vounK princes granting favours to the town in many ways. The original charter is supposed to have been granted by Owen de la Pole, during the later part of the"thirteenth century. The town retained its municipal privileges for several centuries, but unfortunatelv the buro-esses did not take any trouble to keep their civic functions alive an so grai ually they were allowed to drop bit by bit, and at last became extinguished alto-ether. Upon the political amalgamation of Wales with England in 1536, Powys-land was added to the'chatellany of MontKomery and bex-ame^ £ a8°retained ever sfnee^' 1 was chosen (alternate with Montgomery) as the place where the knight of the slure should be elected, and at the same time it was made a contributory Parliamentary borough. These prn lieges the town CAMBRIAN HOTEL, BORTH. Unlike many of our marine watering places, Borth has the constant presence of the sea literally within a stone's throw. There is a very trifling difference between high and low water, and just below the steep incline of shingle, which slopes down from the promenade in front of the Hydro," there sweeps a beach of smooth hard sand extending north and south nearly half-a-dozen miles-ending in one direction under the towering cliffs of Craig-v-Mulfran, and in the other at the estuary of the river Dovey. Enthusiasts in athletics find scope for their energies in the tennis ground of the Hydro with its four excellent courts, and in the neighbouring archery and cricket grounds but the great feature of Borth, which will probably bring to it fame and fortune in the near future, is its unrivalled range of golfing links. These extend over three miles and a half—the greater part of which is short close turf all theyear rOllnd-aud follow the trend nf the coast northwards, towards Ynyslas. The links" have been carefully laid out under the most experienced advice and are maintained in complete order by the management. Probably at no other "links" in the countrv can the game of golfing be carried on throughout the year with so little interruption, as the grass does not grow long in the summer, while the remarkably high winter temperature of Borth (which is on the same isothermal line as Torquay and the Isle of Wight) precludes any interference with play from fallen snow. This latter fact, as vet very insufficiently known to the public and the medi- cal profession, will also have its effect in popu- larising Borth as a place of winter resort for invalids and others who find the south coast too relaxing and enervating. Devotees of the rod and gun have long been familiar with the excel- lent salmon, sewin, and trout fishing of the Lery and Eirion rivers, and the shooting over the 20 square miles of bog lying between Borth and Glandovey, which includes almost every variety of wild fowl (whether of land or sea) in astonishing numbers, besides partridge, grouse, hares, rabbits, &c. Rowing and sailing boats are obtainable at moderate prices. As a. centre for excursions to the numberless points of in- terest in or near Cardigan Bay—Barmouth, Towyn-on-Sea, Dolgelley, Cader Idris, Talyllyn, Ac., Borth is too well-known to need recom- GLASPWL1—LLYFNANT VALLEY. Photo by Maclardy, Oswestry. d t'o • while its ease of access, being served by the through trains from Liverpool, Manchester, Bir- mfD ham11 and London, to Aberystwyth (from which it is only a short walk distant) supplies almost the Sher desideratum of a' popular watering place.
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