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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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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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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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Goychay, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There are only 5 national libraries in the UK. The national library of Wales is not in the capital city of Cardiff. Instead it is here in Aberystwyth, the cultural capital of Wales. A copy of every book available in the UK must be available here by law.The building is adjacent to Aberystwyth University, the oldest university in Wales. If... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

First time in Aberystwyth, and so therefore fortunate to take in the Dylan Thomas exhibition. So well presented. Many other smaller permanent exhibition pieces also.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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