To those who for health or recreation seek a summer retreat, where they may sojourn and enjoy for a season the beneficial effects of sea air and sea bathing, the western coast of our island seems peculiarly inviting ; in as much as westerly breezes are softer than those from any other quarter, and here come direct from the ocean, impregnated with those saline and renovating properties so salutary to the invalid, and grateful to the healthy and robust. These inducements have, doubtless, gained with many a preference for the Welsh coast ; the general aspect of which is open to the pure and invigorating breezes of the broad Atlantic. III many of the Welsh maritime towns, such as Barmouth in North Wales, and Tenby in South Wales, have been selected as a summer residence, according to the taste or inclination of the visitant.
To no place on our coast, however, has a great degree of patronage been extended than to the subject of the following notices, which, though a place of some importance in former times, had gradually dwindled down to a mere fishing town, and small seaport, until the popular
New Guide To Aberystwyth and its Environs; comprising Notices, Historical and Descriptive, of the Principal Objects of Interest in the Town and Neighbourhood. By Thomas Owen Morgan, Esq. etc., etc., etc.
With Illustrations. Third edition, carefully revised.
ABERYSTWITH: Printed and published by J. Cox, Pier Street; and to be had of Messers. Whittaker and co., London 1858
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