Plan a Research Trip to Wales

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Travel to Wales[edit | edit source]

1. It is possible to travel directly to Wales by air if you intend to visit the Cardiff area in the south.

2. How do I get from London to Aberystwyth by train and bus?

3. Can I get a rental car on the weekend when I arrive in one of the train or bus stations in Wales?

Travel while in Wales[edit | edit source]

Consider travel by car, bus and train. It is not always convenient to visit smaller towns, villages or farms by bus or train. Travel from east to west in both the north and south of the country is relatively simple, but if you plan to go to central Wales plan extra time for the beautiful winding roads and slow traffic and sheep! Helpful travel planning is available at TravelineCymru.

What to do while in Wales[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

National Offices[edit | edit source]

County Offices[edit | edit source]

Family History Centres in Wales[edit | edit source]

Heol y Deri
Phone (UK): 029 - 2062 5342; (International) 00 44 - 29 - 2062 5342
Hours: Wed 10am-4pm; Wed & Thu 7pm-9pm.

The Highway
Phone: (UK) 01633 - 483856; (International) 00 44 - 1633 - 483856

Merthyr Tydfil
Nantygwenith Street
Merthyr Tydfil
Phone: (UK) 01685 - 722455; (International) 00 44 - 1685 722455
Hours: Tue 10am-1pm; Tue-Wed 2pm-5pm; Fri 2.30pm-5pm; Tue, Thu, Fri 6.30pm-9pm; Wed 7pm-9pm

Newcastle Emlyn
Cardigan Road
Newcastle Emlyn
Phone: (UK) 01239 - 711472; (International) 00 44 - 1239 - 711472
Hours: Wed 10am-1pm; Tue, Wed 6.30pm-9pm

Cockett Road
Phone: (UK) 01792 - 585792; (International) 00 44 - 1792 - 585792
Hours: Tue 9.30am-3.30pm; Wed 6.30pm-9pm.

Herbert Jennings Avenue
Phone: (UK) 01978 - 358997 (International) 00 44 - 1978 - 358997

Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centres are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Local History or Society Centres[edit | edit source]

After you return home[edit | edit source]

  • Review the information you obtained and record it in an appropriate place.