|The National Library Of Wales|
Whilst in Aberystwyth, a visit to the National Library of Wales, one of only six copyright libraries in the UK, is a must. Situated on Penglais Hill, the imposing building is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has a panoramic view over the town which is in itself worth seeing. However, once inside the Library, you can see some of the oldest manuscripts in the country, such as the earliest manuscript of the Mabinogion, as well as a copy of all printed material (which include the first three books printed in Welsh and the first book printed in Wales). There is also an opportunity for vistors to research their family tree if they wish. The earliest recorded Welsh poetry can be seen in the Black Book of Carmarthen, along with a number of of exhibitions which are altered on a seasonal basis. Open from Monday to Saturday, the welcome is warm and enterance is free.
For more information on the National Library visit www.llgc.org.uk