Little town, big heart; you don't get much friendlier than Lampeter

  • Population: 2,970

    • About Lampeter

      Lampeter is home to the smallest arm of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David a university.

      With only 1,000 or so students on campus in Lampeter, there is a close bond between student peers and staff alike, with tutors and lecturers using the SU bars like they’re their own. The friendly atmosphere is one of the big factors students come here and escapes the anonymity of big city living. 

      Lampeter is a small town on the banks of the River Teifi. Surrounded by the beautiful Ceredigion hills, it’s very much a uni for those with a passion for the outdoors, so bring your wellies and a camera to snap some uni photos unlike most you’ll find on Facebook. 

      The university is highly rated for theology and religious studies, with an improving rating for the English department too. Students here do not have much in terms of entertainment, but they seem to have found happy solace in the two SU bars and welcoming pubs found around town. Cardiff isn’t too far away by coach, and well worth the day or weekend trip.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre


      Interesting Facts

      • Lampeter was established as a market borough in medieval times and has been the focus of the farming community in the area to this day

      • Today it is the University and tourism that drive the local economy

      • The Universities neo gothic style Old Building is modelled on the Oxford quadrangle.