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National Library of Wales

Aberystwyth, Wales
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Traveler Description: Visitors are welcomed at the National Library of Wales. Located majestically in the university town of Aberystwyth, the National Library of Wales... more »
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Howell, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Nice free tour. Small, but lovely gift shop. The library is beautiful - lovely collection of vintage and antique books. This is the place if you are wanting to research your Welsh family genealogy.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited the NLW to do family history research and were well impressed with their facilities. A credit to Wales. The amazing Dylan Thomas exhibition was an added bonus.

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Blaengwynfi, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

All of it was good. sights constitution hill, pier ,Shops promenade university, people, sea, walks,open air service Chapels.

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Bedford, UK - born in California)
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I used to study in here between 1993 and 1996 and that was brilliant. Went in to visit memory lane. But as a non welsh speaker with English children in tow, it was not as inspiring as the British Library sadly. Still fun though and the Dylan Thomas exhibit was cool.

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Swansea
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Used the library to prepare a TMA that was due during the holidays. So quiet, it's a great place to work. Nearly always see someone I know. The coffee areas make for a nice interlude.

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

if love history well you need to go to here especially if you looking in to family history . very helpfull staff

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Wales
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great ambience - friendly staff - really good cheap meals in the café - so easy to get a reading ticket - and the current Dylan Thomas exhibition is fantastic! You even get your car parking fee back if you use the café! would recommend a visit here to anyone - really enjoyed our day x

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Moreton-in-marsh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Dylan Thomas exhibition was moving and the library itself was awe-inspiring.views tremendous. Staff helpful and considerate.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The library has a great feel to it, looks 'nicer' than your regular place of study. It has an amazing view (you can see the town and the sea); it is near one of the students campus so it's quite full of life and it looks great inside -very peaceful and cosy, a great place to read /study. There are... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited the Library to see its Chaucer collection. We were treated to A Dylan Thomas exhibition, and well as other interesting documents. This was an unexpected gem, and worth a visit.

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