Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth
View of the promenade, Aberystwyth, 1985, with Constitution Hill rising above the seafront.
|Elevation||102.108 metres (335 ft)|
|Pronunciation||Welsh pronunciation: [kreɪg glæs]|
|Topo map||OS Explorer 213 - Aberystwyth & Cwm Rheidol|
|Easiest route||Via Aberystwyth Cliff Railway|
The hill overlooks Cardigan Bay in Ceredigion, Wales, running between the town and the coastal settlements Borth and Clarach to the north. The site provides good views of the Aberystwyth Grits and Craig-y-fulfran cliffs. The sightline extends as far as Snowdonia National Park and north Pembrokeshire.
Since 1896, the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, originally the UK's longest funicular railway, has ascended to the hill's summit, upon which there remains a notable Victorian camera obscura, restaurant and small recreation area, known as 'Luna Park'.
At its peak runs the Clarach Footpath connecting the town of Aberystwyth with Clarach Bay. Nearby is the Borth – Clarach Site of Special Scientific Interest. The hill itself is known as "Consti" by some locals.
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