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National Library of Wales

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Address: Aberystwyth, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1970 632800
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Beautiful setting, great space, good café

The library is an exemplary scholarly space with a multitude of collections of various mediums and medias. North room is the best study-space in Aber outside of the university... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The library is an exemplary scholarly space with a multitude of collections of various mediums and medias. North room is the best study-space in Aber outside of the university. Astounding collections overall - great visitors' shop, affordable café, on main bus line

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant historical place always so much to see and do here it's great ! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Aberystwyth don't go home without coming here fab !

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

As a mobility impaired visitor I was anxious about visiting such a huge site. Wheelchairs(3) are available and disabled parking is free and within a reasonable distance of the entrance, which has a ramp. Directions to the aberfan exhibition are a bit confusing. The lift is on the same floor as the entrance just past the shop. You are on... More 

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Thank Nick A
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The National Library of Wales is an impressive, perhaps even forbidding looking building presiding over the hill above Aberystwyth. When I was younger I used to find it a bit daunting. But I was quite wrong. For a start it's far more than a library. It does have every book published in English available for you to consult if you... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We started our visit to the National Library in the café as we were early and when we went for our tour, it turned out it was just us and the tour guide Emyr. This, we were told, was unusual as there could be as many as 40/50 visitors on a tour but on this day it was just the... More 

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Thank kunduku
Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I visited the library to research my family tree. It is a lovely building- worth a visit for the atmosphere and views across the town alone. I found staff helpful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

service was exceptional nothing too much trouble - computers fast and reliable- some noisy students at times but usually terminal available

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Thank sue551
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The café serves lovely food and is good value for money. There is a lot to see and do. The exhibition spaces are very good and impressive and it all gives a true sense of 'Welshness'. I didn't visit the archives personally but a colleague did, they were very impressed although the entry to do the research means you need... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

It is quite easy to become disoriented especially of you do not read Welsh. However the archives available for you to browse in the reading rooms are the best that the UK has to offer. Would recommend to those wishing to take in impressive architecture and researchers.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Only ever been to the restaurant. I go there for lunch quite often they obviously cater for the people working there so the food is cheap with plenty of it and a good choice. If you are in Aberystwyth looking for something different then visit the national library for lunch you won't go wrong

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