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I asked a friend if she would like to go out somewhere for the day and this is where she chose. An... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Bebington, United Kingdom
Great Place to Visit

Just tried to click on the comment below regarding it being inaccessible and tag it as un helpful... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Simon S
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Gladstone's Library is one of a kind - a residential library and meeting place dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning for open-minded individuals.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3DF, Wales
+44 1244 532350
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I asked a friend if she would like to go out somewhere for the day and this is where she chose. An amazing house that is residential for anyone wanting to use the library. The lounge area has large comfortable leather sofas, books and games...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 262Barbara262
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Just tried to click on the comment below regarding it being inaccessible and tag it as un helpful but have accidently agreed! I'm sat outside the library now next to a disabled ramp. What a lovely place to visit, free to enter and join. Was...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Simon S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

There's a door which is too narrow for a wheelchair, so access is limited to the first room. Just a private collection of theology books.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MegKkk
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Attended a course here over a number of weeks. Have to say that despite going past on a number of occasions, didnt know it was there. Gardens were lovely and the history was really interesting. There service in the cafe could be improved but otherwise,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank BryanJonty
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my Mum and youngest daughter. The library is a delight and was lovely to spend some quality time there. We also visited the restaurant and had a lovely lunch, all home cooked food and very fresh.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank tracieo
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Visit regularly for coffee, lunch, or afternoon tea. Kitchen very visible and chef always busy preparing fresh food. Gladstone library members and friends have access to the whole libraryvwhich is a great place to study, read or write. Casual visitors have access to plenty of...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank susanproctor385
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Took my mum to this cafe and enjoyed the deal for £2.95. Cup of coffee and a toasted tea cake. Pleasant surroundings. Newspapers to read. Toilets accessible. We didn't eat a meal but the food must be good as lots of tables were booked up....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank VanessaRoad
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We had a two-day meeting at Gladstone's Library, with its unique sense of history. The staff are friendly and helpful and serve excellent food. The bedrooms are comfortable (if a little small) with en suite facilities. You can stroll around the gardens if the weather...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Bill H
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Mainly theological works, the library has a very extensive range of older books . Some lectures and week long courses. A good restaurant. A good place to read!

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank david p
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Visit the actual library that Gladstone used and get a feel for how he might have lived. Lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Rosa G
30 September 2018|
Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Morning Rosa, thanks for your enquiry. Rates start from £66 (bed and breakfast), though you can find our full accommodation rates for this year and next on our website. With all best wishes, Amy