Pilgrimage to Gladstone’s Library

Hawarden, U.K.
July 2-7
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Pilgrimage to Gladstone’s Library
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Gladstone’s Library
Church Lane
Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF
United Kingdom
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This five-day visit to Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library and finest residential library includes talks, tours and presentations about William Ewart Gladstone and the Library he founded in the picturesque Welsh village of Hawarden. The program includes an opportunity to see treasures of the world-renowned collection not normally on public display as well as visits to ‘The Temple of Peace’ (Gladstone’s study at Hawarden Castle, the private home of the Gladstone family), some of the most sacred sites of North Wales, the walled Roman city of Chester with its 11th century Cathedral and former European Capital of Culture, Liverpool, with its two cathedrals and wealth of museums.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 – 1898) is regarded as one of Britain’s greatest statesmen. Four times Prime Minister, he was arguably the leading political figure of the nineteenth century and was held in high regard on both sides of the Atlantic. To Andrew Carnegie, he was ‘the world’s greatest citizen’.

Gladstone’s Library is one of the world’s great theological libraries with a unique collection of 200,000 printed items which includes 20,000 of Gladstone’s own books complete with his handwritten comments and annotations.

The costs below include five nights’ accommodation at Gladstone’s Library, meals at the Library, guided tours and transport for programmed day visits. Please note that flights, transfers or onward travel costs are not included.

Single room with private bathroom £835.00 per room
Double or twin room with private bathroom £1,335.00 per room

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Annette Lewis