English country scenes. At Hawarden village, north #Wales (just on the border with #England ) where @gladstoneslibrary is located. #GladstonesLibrary is the only residential library 📚 in the 🇬🇧 UK
It's in gorgeous surroundings.
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How about sitting here a while to unwind and read amongst the total quiet of @gladstoneslibrary and the 📚 books. Feel seeped in history and let the outside world drain away.
It's beautiful here.
Good morning! This is the Theology Room, or Library at @gladstoneslibrary in #NorthWales#GladstonesLibrary is the only residential library 📚 in the U.K. 🇬🇧 and is the perfect place to combine relaxation with work...It really is.
Dear Cardiff, you are already lovely. I feel like no one other than Doctor Who fans really talk that much about you. The immigration officer at the London airport looked at me like I was crazy when I told him I was coming to visit. But here I am and here are you. It's going to be a great week together. 💕
Stunning entrance to @gladstoneslibrary in North Wales. It's the only residential library 📚 in the 🇬🇧 UK and as well as it's amazing history, it's a beautiful location to simply relax. The scenery is conducive to relaxing you enough to actually want to work here in the actual library! Library photos will follow. @travwriters #gladstoneslibrary#bgtw
This morning's #ukpotd#ukpotd_aug17 🇬🇧 UK picture ms as I explore this region comes from @gladstoneslibrary in North Wales - actually on the border of #England and #Wales
It's the UK's only residential library and built to honour Gladstone, four times British Prime Minister in the 1800s and one of the last people in politics who ever worked 'for the people'. He wanted his private collection to be available for all, not just the privileged few so he deliberately chose the (then) poorer part of the UK to house his collection.
There's a whole story behind the man himself and this place - so blog post will come in due course.
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"A home for fallen architecture" - that's what Sir Clough William Ellis wanted to create in Portmeirion. Well, he succeeded. Can you see the different styles of the building here? The classical against the Moorish against the Georgian. What a clever dude Mr Clough was. I wish more towns in the UK were as eclectic!
I could watch the force of this waterfall forever. But if I'm to give any advice, it would be to arrive late at night, sleep, wake up and watch the sunrise from top of the waterfall, it's something to be experience I promise. Plus you'll probably have the whole place to yourself. #wanderlustwales