Sunday, 19 September 2010

Chirk Castle.N.E. Wales

This is where we went yesterday.It is about a 30 minute drive from our house.Completed in 1310 Chirk is the lastWelsh castle from the reign of Edward 1 and is still lived in today.features from its 700 years history include a dungeon and medieval tower,a long gallery and state apartments.The laundry was in a separate building and was fascinating detailing how the jobs were distributed according to ranking.
Everything here is bilingual.All bills ,communications etc and brochures as above always come in both Welsh and English.I have had a go at learning Welsh but it is a very ,very difficult language to learn.
This is the Salooon, a lovely room.

This just part of the garden with Nepeta "Six Hills Giant",roses and topiary yews.Unfortunately rain stopped play in the garden and we had to run for cover.Its a NT trust property and as we are members we can go again.
I have to confess I forgot my camera so these are scanned postcards which are probably better than I could take anyway.


  1. That looks like another good place to visit ... we've never been there. It's probably well within striking distance from the Wirral. Hope you're still feeling well.
    Love Kathy xxx

  2. I love Chirk castle although it seems ages since we last visited - those yew trees are amazing:)