The Guardian

Huw Stephens, DJ and broadcaster

The archives at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

There are plenty of pleasant things to do in Aberystwyth, not least walk the prom and possibly kick the bar at the foot of Constitution Hill, a tradition started by the students of Aber. But past the prom and Aber’s winding streets you’ll find the National Library of Wales, an enormous, beautiful building dating back to 1907. This impressive edifice contains vast archives: more than 6m books and every Welsh map, photograph or piece of music. It’s essentially the story of Wales, with a reading room and exhibitions bringing everything alive. I recommend it for a day of digging and discovery.

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