The Arts Centre is situated at the heart of the Penglais campus of Aberystwyth University. When you approach Aberystwyth by road you’ll see signs directing you to Aberystwyth University; these will lead you to Penglais Campus (off the A487). Look out for the bright yellow square signs containing a picture of a mortarboard (academic cap). The grid reference for sat nav users is: 52.417739,-4.065292.
The Festival site at the Arts Centre on Penglais Hill can be reached on foot from the railway or bus stations. It is a 20 minute up walk up a hill but there are taxis outside the railway station and buses that go past the arts centre; timetables are here: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/maps-travel/bus
If you are travelling to Aberystwyth by train we advise that you double check the timetable in advance to ensure that you don’t miss any of the festival events. The Aberystwyth service runs approximately every two hours. For more details go to http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
There are also regular coach services. http://www.aberystwyth.org.uk/transport/coaches.shtml
Nearest airports are:
Cardiff (2.5 hours)
Birmingham International (2.5 hours) with a direct link from the rail station to Aberystwyth.
Manchester (3 hours)
London Airports (5 hours)
If you would like to check on any access issues before you visit the Arts Centre please call 01970 622882. Parking is reserved next to the main entrance approach for drivers with limited mobility. Two spaces are also available at the rear of the theatre, with level access into the main foyer.
Wheelchair access is available to all auditoria and workshop spaces in the venue. Access at ground level to main foyer and box office, by lift up to the theatre foyer and by stair lift down to the lower level. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcomed. Toilet facilities are accessible on all levels except the lower foyer.
See more at: www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/disabled-access
Self-catering accommodation is available on the University campus in student halls of residence at a reasonable cost (200-500 metres away from the festival site). The accommodation is in single rooms and is self-catering with a well-equipped kitchen and dining area on each floor. A limited number of twin rooms are available. All bookings for accommodation MUST be made in advance as numbers are restricted and it is a good idea to book early for groups who want to stay together.
Book online here: Aberystwyth Universit ICF 2019 Accomodation
Alternatively contact the University Conference Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01970 621 960 – please note, this accommodation is not administered by the festival and must be booked separately. Don’t forget!
For information about local hotels and B&B options, contact Aberystwyth Tourist Office on 01970 612125 or visit the Aberystwyth Hotels and Accommodation website.
Why not extend your stay and see what else Aberystwyth and Mid –Wales have to offer? http://www.visitwales.com
General Visitor Information
We have put together a pack that gives useful information on transport and taxis, doctors and pharmacies, a map of the Penglais campus and other information you may need during your stay. Click on the link below to download:
ICF 2017 Aberystwyth Visitor Information