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Glimpse Tour

Lovely informative tour of the library. Very knowledge and pleasant guide. So interesting to look... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
kd1111
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Chester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing

Loved our time there. Tour was good as was our lunch. Parking is tight but so worth it. Visit the... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Fromstoke2014
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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
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Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3DF, Wales
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+44 1244 532350
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely informative tour of the library. Very knowledge and pleasant guide. So interesting to look around the grounds and library.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kd1111
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Loved our time there. Tour was good as was our lunch. Parking is tight but so worth it. Visit the church too

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fromstoke2014
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Have visited several times for coffee or lunch and attended talks. A lovely peaceful setting, residential too. Lots of talks happen here or just go and work in the beautifully carved library, so peaceful. Lovely lounge area fr relaxing in. Food is good too.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great business venue for meetings and seminars, the afternoon tea here was delightful and reasonably priced. Plenty of parking with helpful staff, would recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Worthy attraction and for those intereted in Gladstones Library 50,000 books in his orginal collection and 150,000 all together. Beautiful building inside and out and a very good cafe. We had lasange and spinach and ricotta cannelloni which was tasty and in pleasant surroundings. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank IanUpton
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Ian, thank you for the review and so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope we can look forward to welcoming you again soon. Amy

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit- the library, Gladstone history , and s really nice cafe with food. Some very interesting courses and events too.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BillB_10
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your comments and hopefully we can look forward to welcoming you back soon! Amy

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I once worked in this beautiful library a long time ago and it was with great pleasure to return and eat in the lovely cafe. We had tea and cakes -all delicious and served by friendly staff. My children were very interested to see where...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gillybeanstravels
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you so much for this kind review and so glad you enjoyed your visit and food! The Library has undoubtedly changed very much over the years and is now more open than ever before, but we hope the same ethos and spirit remains! Amy

Reviewed 12 March 2018

I have attended a few courses here recently. The meeting rooms are well equipped and the refreshments are lovely, especially the home made biscuits. Love the atmosphere and the surroundings. The loos have gorgeous soaps from Myddfai Trading. The whole place just oozes history and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Strathpeffer123
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thanks so much for your review, really glad you enjoyed your time with us. Come back soon! Amy

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I have attended many courses at Gladstone Library over the years. It has fantastic facilities including conference rooms, an excellent restaurant with freshly prepared food, accommodation and THE library. It is impossible to describe the library, it is totally incredible. It has an amazing history...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Edna_M0de
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

We struggle to put the Library into words ourselves, so wonderfully put. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to welcome you back soon. Amy

Reviewed 28 January 2018

We had a lovely lunch in very nice surroundings, there was a wide choice of food all prepared in the kitchens where you can see the prep of your food

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Cynthia G
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Really glad you enjoyed your lunch with us - thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Amy

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Rosa G
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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
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