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Did you know that the Crown jewels were kept in Aberystwyth during world war II ? A huge (and by then air-conditioned) cave there also provided a safe haven for early Shakespeare documents, a copy of Magna Carta , manuscripts by Bacon , Milton and Spenser , and vast numbers of other valuable books and other cultural artifacts kept safe from the German bombing elsewhere.

Did you know that Aberystwyth has the highest ratio of books to people in the world - 6 million books to 20,000 inhabitants

Did you know that British Railís last steam-operated line endured until 1989? The Rheidol narrow gauge railway between Devilís Bridge and Aberystwyth was still using its original steam engines up to the point when it was privatised. The 12-mile line, opened in 1902, continues to operate those wonderful machines to this day in its independent guise.

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