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National Library of Wales

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Address: Aberystwyth, Wales
Phone Number: 01970-632-800
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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I only have great things to say about the National Library of Wales - spent most of my second and final years there whilst studying Geography at the University. Great system... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I only have great things to say about the National Library of Wales - spent most of my second and final years there whilst studying Geography at the University. Great system available which allows you to order from the plethora of books available. Much better for students as the books are reserved for you and you go in and read... More 

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SAN LUIS REY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Aberystwyth Library has a good assortment of books, comfortable seating and wonderful lighting. We sampled some new releases as our umbrellas and raincoats dried.

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Do your homework first and come with questions about your ancestors and where they may have come from in Wales. Everyone was very helpful.

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Thornhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Didn't have time to use this library as heading up the hill to the Arts Centre but did have lunch which was very healthy, tasty and inexpensive.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A knowledgeable, enthusiastic and witty tour guide made our visit very special and memorable. We only went there to get out of the rain, and we were certainly glad we did. The Library has so much more to offer than what we expected. The exhibits were interesting and well annotated. A delicious lunch in the restaurant rounded off the morning... More 

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable experience, the building has first class facilities, the portraits were an unexpected added bonus.

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Gatwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Libary was so interesting and not like anything that I have seen before, could spend many hours in there.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After getting cleared to go in, we poked around an extensive collection of historic displays and rooms. The gift stop had some really neat gifts and treasures.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

National library is set on a hillside overlooking the town of Aberystwyth. There are always exhibitions to see and some wonderful exhibits of early Welsh books. well worth a visit

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Roseland, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The library is just wonderful. Spent hours wondering around the exhibits. Personnel are extremely friendly and helpful. The art is amazing. The view from the building is amazing. Definitely worth the walk up the hill.

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Additional Information about National Library of Wales

Address: Address: Aberystwyth, Wales
Phone Number: 01970-632-800
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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