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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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Reading, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I visit this library when on holiday to do family research which has excellent facilities for any one who has Welsh Ancestors. Also it is a wonderful building to visit.

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My sister's and I were trying to find some of family history.We were so thrilled when we did. Great grandmother's sister wrote poetry and we actually found 3 of her journals. However they were mostly in Welsh. It was fascinating to touch such old historical books.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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240 reviews 240 reviews
125 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

In Abersytwyth, a thriving seaside university city, sits the National Library of Wales, home to some of the world's most reassured manuscripts. For those who love the Morgan in New York City, this is a must. I recommend that you arrange ahead of time for a tour of this fascinating building and collection.

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Derby, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My son got married there what an excellent venue ! It was very interesting and well worth a visit. My family and I will definitely return

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

we attended the library for a wedding, it is such a lovely building and lots of things to see, shame we didin't get to have a better look round, but had to move on to the reception, well worth a visit though if you have the time

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Wrexham, Wales (United Kingdom)
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

As students in the 60s we spent many hours in 'Nat Lib' and have visited here many times since. It is a fascinating place with amazing resources and particularly good displays these days, a must for visitors -of all ages-to the area.

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Durban, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Thank you to all the staff, who so professional, helpful and very tolerant of two foreigners researching their family history. Copies of all the requested ordinance survey maps appeared seemingly without effort. A very worthwhile visit. Plenty of well signed parking.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I visited the Welsh national library with my daughters ages 5 & 7 who both love reading and libraries but they were disappointed as they wanted to see books and read stories and it was quite a disappointment to them that it was more of a museum. We also didnt know where we were going or allowed to go when... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A wonderful place to visit, as I live in the town I took some relatives there a couple of weeks ago to research the family history, staff are extremely helpful and will guide you to where you need to go to find things out! The Cafe's there are really good, and of course the view from outside is wonderful, especially... More

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114 reviews 114 reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

if you have an interest in Welsh history then there is an ever-changing exhibition on, obviously plenty of reading matter, a good range of art on show plus a variety of cultural shows on. Also a great value for money café and gift shop

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