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National Library of Wales

Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
+44 1970 632800
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Your free to roam the first and third floors where there is a cafe and art gallery. A good way to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
interesting visit, and a good cafe

The National library is an imposing building, and there is a guided tour available. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lyn B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
+44 1970 632800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your free to roam the first and third floors where there is a cafe and art gallery. A good way to spend an hour of so.

Thank whitebeardpm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National library is an imposing building, and there is a guided tour available. There are important artworks on display, the Nanteos cup, the Black Book of Carmarthen and I particularly admired the Sir Kyffins.The present exhibition is Arthur and Welsh Mythology. Stairs to the...More

Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Until end December there is a brilliant exhibition of the Arthurian legends and where they came from, it starts with a small room exhibiting some of the earliest books with Arthur references : 12th to 15th century and then the stories are told through a...More

Thank lesley-anne a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why visit a library, you might ask. There are lots of exhibitions to view here, a lovely gift shop and an excellent café. The staff are welcoming and helpful.

Thank lovegeog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very big and so much to see ... think you would be able to find almost anything you wanted too. Would visit again

Thank Jojjoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

friendly helpful staff, big shop, there was a cafe but we didn't use it. Displays were fascinating, we enjoyed the old films, children's tent. we went to see the Arthur exhibition which was superb. the medieval manuscripts were beautiful, just beautiful.

Thank ZaraA14
Reviewed 9 September 2017

a great way to kill a few hours on a rainy day with the kids,far more interesting than the museum.there is a kids section,and the exhibition of King Arthur was excellent. There is a cafe and all the staff were very helpful.A very enjoyable visit.

Thank grahamjw691
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Visible most everywhere from Aberystwyth, decent cafe for tea, coffee, and a good cake. Get your money back parking, which is always good, and a really good atmosphere for a library which would only be succeeded by one in London or the capital of Wales...More

Thank LairdandLady4
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This stunning building visible from all over this city is a must. An exciting and interesting place to visit. The exhibits are great. The cafe is very reasonable and you can get car park fee back.

Thank Luci C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Whether you are here for serious academic research, family history research or to hear a lecture or view an exhibition, you will be welcomed here and given all the help you need. I have visited for all those purposes, most recently for academic work. The...More

Thank Rhian R
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david a
7 February 2017|
Response from Dicandbeth | Reviewed this property |
Fairly typical canteen type fare, with a good selection of sandwiches. As far as I remember there is usually soup and rolls, and a small selection of hot mains like a stew or lasagne etc. Not sure, but I should think there... More