CADW Grade II* Listing

The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Plas Penglais, Penglais Campus and Llanbadarn Campus) together with The National Library of Wales  was awarded Grade II* in the Cadw Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales 2002.

 Registration identifies parks and gardens which are of special historic interest to Wales. Ranging in date from the medieval period to the mid-twentieth century, registered historic parks and gardens reflect many aspects of our lives from places to live and be remembered through to places to work and play. These nationally important places provide a connection with the lives and ambitions of past generations. Registration helps us to recognise all the special qualities of these parks and gardens and protect them for the benefit of future generations.

 Registration is the way that a park or garden of special historic interest is recognised by law through the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016. The statutory register comes into force during 2020.

 The full listing can be read or downloaded at