The National Library of Wales
Latitude = 52.4145, Longitude = -4.0685
Lat = 52 degrees, 24.9 minutes North
Long = 4 degrees, 4.1 minutes West
Drivers note: Those using 'sat nav' systems to arrive at the National Library may need to confirm that their system has been update. Older systems may confuse the Library's post code address with Llanbadarn Rd which runs directly below the Library and Penglais Hill. The Library is clearly sign posted along the main roads into Aberystwyth.
On the A487 from Machynlleth, come down Penglais Hill passing the Arts Centre and the new University campus on your left. The National Library of Wales is on the left hand side immediately after Pantycelyn Hall of Residence. The Library is at the end of a 400 metre drive, overlooking Aberystwyth.
Along the A44 from Llangurig you will come to a set of traffic lights in Llanbadarn Fawr. Bear left at the lights and then, almost immediately, turn right towards Aberystwyth along the residential road, Llanbadarn Rd, passing Plascrug Leisure Centre on your left. At the end of Llanbadarn Rd at the junction with the Cwps Public House, turn right up Penglais Hill. After passing the entrance to Bronglais Hospital, turn right at the post box. The Library is at the end of a 400 metre drive overlooking Aberystwyth.
Along the A487 from Aberaeron you will come to a roundabout in Penparcau. Turn right to come down Pen y Bont Hill. At the bottom of the hill you will approach another roundabout next to the retail developments at Parc y Llyn. Take the fourth turning off, signposted Llanbadarn Fawr. Before entering the village of Llanbadarn Fawr, turn left along Llanbadarn Rd, passing Plascrug Leisure Centre on your left. At the end of Llanbadarn Rd at the junction with the Cwps Public House, turn right up Penglais Hill. After passing the entrance to Bronglais Hospital, turn right at the post box. The Library is at the end of a 400 metre drive overlooking Aberystwyth.
From 1 June 2009 visitors and readers to The National Library of Wales will be charged a small fee for parking (Monday - Friday only).
|Vehicle||Price (Monday - Friday)||Price (Saturday)|
|Cars/motorcycles||£1 (up to 4 hours)||Free|
|£2 (over 4 hours - full day until (18:15))||Free|
|Vehicles towing a caravan or trailer||£2.50 (up to 4 hours)||Free|
|£5.00 (over 4 hours - full day until (18:15))||Free|
|Bus and mini bus||Free. Spaces need to be pre-arranged and the designated bays used. Please contact the Library’s Porters to arrange this, 01970 632 848 or firstname.lastname@example.org||Free|
The fee will be applicable to vehicles parked in either the red or white bays.
Drivers with a valid disable badge are exempt from paying.
Parking receipts can be used as payment towards one purchase in the Library at the Pen Dinas Cafe, Shop or photocopying services on the day of parking only. Money will not be refunded against parking receipts.
Aberystwyth train station is located in the centre of the town, a fifteen-minute walk to the Library or a short journey by taxi (located outside). Train services to Aberystwyth arrive from Shrewsbury every two hours. For more information contact Traveline Cymru.
The Bus Station is located next to the train station. There are various local connections and connections to Birmingham and London. Visitors wishing to travel from Cardiff in south Wales or Bangor in the north should catch the Traws Cambria service which arrives at Aberystwyth daily. To contact the Traws Cambria service, phone 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline Cymru.
There is convenient disabled parking and an entrance at the side of the National Library, but it is worth phoning before hand. Please contact us on +44 (01970) 632 801.