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National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales SY23 3BU, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
+44 1970 632800
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Fantastic Library

We visited today after ordering the documents online that we wanted to look at in person. It's a... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Lewis K
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Lovely visit

Our last day in Aberystwyth and we spent a worthwhile couple of hours wondering around the library... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
duntonvicar
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales SY23 3BU, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We visited today after ordering the documents online that we wanted to look at in person. It's a very simple process to organise and is totally free. The records we wanted to see were about Gwrych Castle in Abergele North Wales. Every single member of...More

Thank Lewis K
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Our last day in Aberystwyth and we spent a worthwhile couple of hours wondering around the library. We enjoyed what we saw and reading some of the history of Wales.

Thank duntonvicar
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Your free to roam the first and third floors where there is a cafe and art gallery. A good way to spend an hour of so.

Thank whitebeardpm
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The National library is an imposing building, and there is a guided tour available. There are important artworks on display, the Nanteos cup, the Black Book of Carmarthen and I particularly admired the Sir Kyffins.The present exhibition is Arthur and Welsh Mythology. Stairs to the...More

Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Until end December there is a brilliant exhibition of the Arthurian legends and where they came from, it starts with a small room exhibiting some of the earliest books with Arthur references : 12th to 15th century and then the stories are told through a...More

Thank lesley-anne a
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Why visit a library, you might ask. There are lots of exhibitions to view here, a lovely gift shop and an excellent café. The staff are welcoming and helpful.

Thank lovegeog
Reviewed 20 September 2017

very big and so much to see ... think you would be able to find almost anything you wanted too. Would visit again

Thank Jojjoy
Reviewed 15 September 2017

friendly helpful staff, big shop, there was a cafe but we didn't use it. Displays were fascinating, we enjoyed the old films, children's tent. we went to see the Arthur exhibition which was superb. the medieval manuscripts were beautiful, just beautiful.

Thank ZaraA14
Reviewed 9 September 2017

a great way to kill a few hours on a rainy day with the kids,far more interesting than the museum.there is a kids section,and the exhibition of King Arthur was excellent. There is a cafe and all the staff were very helpful.A very enjoyable visit.

Thank grahamjw691
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Visible most everywhere from Aberystwyth, decent cafe for tea, coffee, and a good cake. Get your money back parking, which is always good, and a really good atmosphere for a library which would only be succeeded by one in London or the capital of Wales...More

Thank LairdandLady4
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Fairly typical canteen type fare, with a good selection of sandwiches. As far as I remember there is usually soup and rolls, and a small selection of hot mains like a stew or lasagne etc. Not sure, but I should think there... More
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