The Gwesty'r Richmond Hotel is set at the heart of the promenade in Aberystwyth and offers easy, close access to the towns shops, amenities and institutions such as the university of Aberystwyth and the well established National Library of Wales.
The Aberystwyth University campus (about 5 minutes by car) is set on Penglais Hill, which offers great views of the town and the sea beyond. The campus also boasts the popular 'Aberystwyth Arts Centre' which houses a theatre, cinema, cafe, bar, shops and also runs a number of art exhibitions and workshops.
The National Library of Wales, sits impressively on Penglais hill, below the main university campus. It is one of only a handful of UK copyright libraries, and has been modernized and offers the general public access to it's facilities, it also has the Pen Dinas Cafe a gift shop and holds various exhibitions. The National Library can also assist you in delving into your family history, and particularly so if you have welsh ancestry. Tours take place at the Library, for further details view their tour's page here National Library Tour
The shops within the town centre are a two minute walk away, with a mix of chain stores and independent retailers at hand if you're looking for something different.