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National Library of Wales

Introduction

The sloping garden is landscaped with granite steps, a broad terrace, lawn and formal borders. A switch-back drive approaches the National Library of Wales. There is an extensive rockery between the caretaker's cottage and the drive, which is principally constructed with an artificial concrete-based conglomerate.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Telephone

01443 336000

Access contact details

http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=52

Directions

Travel north-east out of Aberystwyth on the A487. Right turn, signposted, half way up the hill.

Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: Reference PGW(Dy)47(CER) part of
  • Grade: II*

Style

Formal

Features

  • Library (featured building)
  • Description: This is an imposing classical building of Portland stone and granite, designed in 1909, and completed by Charles Holden in Art Deco style in 1937.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Steps
  • Description: Granite steps.
  • Garden Terrace
  • Lawn
  • Border
  • Description: Formal borders.
  • Drive
  • Rockery
Key Information

Type

Terraced Garden

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Aberystwyth

References

References