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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Wrexham » Chirk August 21st 2018

Another day, another National Trust property! This time we headed off for Chirk Castle. The castle is just over the border in Wales so we re-traced our route from Thursday, but only travelled as far as Chirk today. We probably could have visited Chirk Castle on our way home yesterday, but we knew the weather forecast was much better for today so that seemed a better proposition. Hmmn, as we left Stalybridge it was very overcast and by the time we reached the motorway it was raining! Still the forecasters promised there would be better weather by late morning or early afternoon so we optimistically continued on our way. They got it right! By the time we were pulling into the car park at Chirk Castle there was blue sky and the sun was shining. It ... read more
Chirk Castle courtyard
Entry Hall Fireplace
Cantilever staircase

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Wrexham » Chirk January 5th 2018

This is my first posting since 2013! I've been off work for nearly three weeks in December/January and did a fair bit of travelling in the UK. This trip was a return to Wrexham and the Llangollen Canal but this time I went with Mum and it was winter time! I don't mind travelling in winter as it's generally quieter and not as crowded especially with popular tourist centres like Llangollen. I have a passion for walking on canals and my friend and I were in the area in the summer and we walked from Chirk to Llangollen via the infamous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. I always wanted to return to check out the Chirk aqueduct, which goes over the River Ceiriog and the river marks the border for England and Wales. Both Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aqueducts are ... read more
Chirk Tunnel, Llangollen Canal
Inside Chirk Tunnel
Chirk Tunnel, Llangollen Canal

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Wrexham » Chirk August 3rd 2017

Woolly says – It had been a long week for the girls and it had reached the point where an outing seemed to be unlikely for the week….. unless I could use a bit of cunning! Having checked out a local destination and primed the sat nav I sat and waited patiently for the lazy ones to get up, keeping my paws crossed that they didn’t check the guidance system, I smiled joyfully at them as we got into the car and suggested a change of supermarket, Jo smiled tiredly and mummered an ok, time to see if my cunning plan had worked. Having no idea as to why he wanted to try yet another supermarket I decided to give in gracefully rather than face a whole lecture on the merits of pistachio’s and the differences ... read more
Not bad views
It's a short castle!
Servants Hall

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