Gladstone's Library

Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF
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Comfortable rooms at Gladstone's Library
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About Us

Uniquely, this Grade 1 listed building offers charming accommodation to visitors, whether using the Library’s amazing collections (the catalogue can be viewed online through the website), attending an event, or just visiting. This very special place offers a rare experience. Comfortable space to help you work, relax and unwind, away from the pressures of everyday living.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Suite£142.00 per room (breakfast included)
Double en-suite£114.00 per room (breakfast included)
Single en-suite£87.00 per room (breakfast included)
Twin en-suite£114.00 per room (breakfast included)

** Continental Breakfast included. 20% discount for Students (with Student ID); Clergy; and Members of the Society of Authors and Writers' Guild of Great Britain (with validation).
Group Rates with a 10% discount for more than 6 bedrooms.

Opening Times

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)


  • 4 AA Stars
4 AA Stars


Road Directions

Gladstone’s Library is in the centre of Hawarden Flintshire.From the M6, come off at junction 20, signposted M56 to North Wales & Queensferry.Continue on the M56 which eventually becomes the A494. Branch left at sign for Queensferry. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit on to the A550. At the top of the hill turn immediately left into Church Lane and Gladstone’s Library is at the end of the lane on the left

Public Transport Directions

Gladstone's Library is easily accessible by road and rail, six miles from Chester where there are regular train connections to London and other UK cities. Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within easy reach.The Wrexham-Bidston rail service is operated by Arriva Trains Wales and calls at Hawarden. However, most people will probably find it more convenient to travel by train to Chester. There is a regular bus service from Chester railway station to Hawarden. Arriva bus numbers 4 and X44 run from the train station to Hawarden (destination Mold). Details of these services are available on the Arriva website Buses no 11 also runs to Hawarden from Chester city centre.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • catherineW7438KI
      Trip Type:
      Afternoon tea
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 18th March 2020
      We visited for afternoon tea on Saturday the 14th of March. While we love the library restaurant and the unique atmosphere it provides, we felt as though this experience did not live up to our... Read full review
    • timidtom
      Warrington, United Kingdom
      Paradise regained
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 9th September 2021
      Paradise regained: after a closure of nearly 18 months (?) the doors of the greatest residential library in the land re-open. The rooms are ready, masked readers pace the corridors (that annoying... Read full review
    • Michael N
      Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
      Beautiful off road building
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th September 2021
      Wandering around Hawarden saw the sign to the church and the library at the last minute. Church next door was quite nice but amazed to see this beautiful building. Had not realised that Gladstone... Read full review

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01244 532350

    Tel: 01244 532350

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