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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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What a pleasant suprise

Not been before took sure for lunch last week . Wow what a lovely place food excellent reasonable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jim1s
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Aberystwyth’s Jewel in the Crown

A great place to visit and enjoy the library, static displays and also the panoramic view of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lampeterman
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The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales SY23 3BU, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
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"family history"
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"magnificent building"
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"welsh language"
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"black book"
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"wonderful resource"
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"welsh family"
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"extensive collection"
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"kyffin williams"
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"ancient manuscripts"
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"holy grail"
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"changing exhibitions"
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"lovely gift shop"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not been before took sure for lunch last week . Wow what a lovely place food excellent reasonable prices great service good choice . Yes lover it will be back .

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place to visit and enjoy the library, static displays and also the panoramic view of the surrounding area. Great coffee and great food. Well worth booking yourself on a “behind the scenes” tour of the Library which takes in the archives and areas...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

pre ordered some books on Welsh history and they were ready on arrival. The Venue is huge with a good canteen. Good facilities for genuine readers.

Thank Leigh F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Should be on the must-do list for anyone visiting Aberystwyth. It's a wonderful research centre, but the regularly-changing exhibitions are often eye-opening. Regular talks, guided tours, so much to see and do. Nice little cafe too.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delighted to discover that the National Library had this exhibition running while we were on holiday locally. The venue was very grand and everything was very professionally displayed. A wonderful selection of the artist's work, including many portraits, notebooks, sketchbooks etc. not usually seen. Very...More

Thank fordshan
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LlGCNLW, Public Relations Manager at National Library of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the exhibition!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visit NLW for exhibitions, talks and research. It is amazing. The building itself is worth visiting with a magnificent vew over Aberystwyth town Vardigan Bay. Tip If you park here and have a coffee the fee is returned.

Thank Lewis T
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

An incredible building opened by the King in 1937. From the committee room where weddings take place there is the most spectacular view across the the whole town of Aberystwyth to the sea beyond. A wonderful place for a civil marriage ceremony and photographs outside...More

Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Was shown around by a student from the University. All staff were friendly and courteous. Beautiful place to spend some quiet, reflective time.

Thank Travelanon1974
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I am currently working on transcribing the Welsh Music cards and inputting data onto computer. I have been volunteering with them for over 5 years.

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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
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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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