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Brief description of site

The present park is an example of early-19th-century Picturesque landscaping, with the ruined 13th-century castle as a focal point. An early-18th-century turf amphitheatre also survives in the park.

The Park is occasionally open by appointment under the National Gardens Scheme.

Brief history of site

The house has associations with Prime Minister William Gladstone who married into the family.

Location information:

Address: Hawarden Castle, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3PB

Locality: Buckley

Local Authorities:

Flintshire; Hawarden

Historical County: Flintshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 117 Grid Ref: SJ 322655
Latitude: 53.1823 Longitude: -3.016


Hawarden Castle is 6 miles west of Chester on the B5125. It is located just east of centre of Hawarden village.

Visitor facilities

Visitor information:

Occasionally open to the public under the National Gardens Scheme. For details see:

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

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