Gladstone Library is a unique find, the only Prime Ministerial Residential Library in Great Britain. A stunning library and reading room/lounge. A lovely place for a quiet retreat or study - there is a programme of events throughout the year for those inclined. The library is also open to non-residents wishing to pursue knowledge
We stayed two nights, our expectations were more of a retreat/place to study than a B&B or Hotel accommodation and we were not disappointed. The library, reading lounge and overnight accommodation offers a calm, peaceful environment. The en suite bedroom was pristine - no television but lovely Roberts Radio. There is a superb reading lounge with lots of comfortable leather sofas and chairs, a chapel, a cafe [check opening times] and a small television room available. The food was fresh, perfectly adequate and well presented with vegetarian options, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gladstone's Library is the UK's finest residential library and one of the top small conference destinations in North Wales. Our comfortable accommodation includes 26 newly refurbished rooms (singles, twin and doubles), some with en-suite facilities. All rooms come with phones and ISDN connections and tea/coffee making facilities. Gladstone's Library has recently been awarded a four-star grading by Visit Wales. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gladstone's Library Hawarden, Wales