Hawarden, a small town (pron. Harden), a few miles to the west of Chester, overlooking the Dee, and noted for the ruined keep of its ancient Castle, dating back to pre-Conquest days. The ruin stands in the grounds of the modern Castle, the residence of Gladstone, a memorial window to whom, by Burne-Jones, can be seen in Hawarden Church. The church is Early English, restored by the statesman. Hawarden has a library and hostel endowed by him also.