About Gladstone's Library
Situated in the friendly and historic village of Hawarden, Gladstone's Library offers good food and comfortable accommodation at very reasonable prices.
There is nowhere to stay quite like Gladstone's Library. Founded in 1889 by former Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone, this is a Grade I listed building and Britain's finest residential library - we offer bed, board and books.
The 30,000 books with which Gladstone started the Library have now grown into a unique collection of more than 150,000 books, pamphlets and journals covering a wide range of subjects including art, theology, literature and history.
There is no charge for non-residents to study in the Library, although people wishing to access the Reading Rooms must sign up as Readers.
The Library's coffee Shop 'Food for Thought' is open 9am to 7.15pm daily offering a tempting selection of breakfast items, lunches, homemade cakes and tea and coffee. Sunday Lunch is served from 12pm - 2pm.
Bedrooms have recently been refurbished to a high standard. Most rooms have en-suite facilities and all come equipped with a writing desk and tea and coffee making facilities.
Gladstone's Library is a three-star conference venue with facilities which are ideally suited to groups of up to thirty six. We have four meeting rooms which can be set up to meet your individual requirements. We offer highly competitive rates. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.
Hawarden is easily accessible from the rail and motorway networks and provides an excellent base for exploring Chester and North Wales.
Whether you come to stay or just pop in for a cup of coffee, you will find a warm welcome at Gladstone's Library.