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Spring at Chirk Castle


By neellan


Today I enjoyed a lovely tour of this National Trust run property still lived in by the Myddleton family (not that one!) many trees have been planted to restore the grounds to the 1760 designed landscape of William Emes with a view to returning deer to grace the grounds.

Lord Howard de Walden leased part of the castle in the 1930’s and many famous guests visited him – George Bernard Shaw, Augustus John, Dylan Thomas to name but a few,

The Medieval Dungeons and Adam Tower are a macarbe reminder of the castles early history

I think you’ll agree it is an imposing Castle built in 1310 with 17th and 18th Century additions – this later addition’s interior was designed by Pugin.

The attractive thatched Summerhouse covered in creepers and vines in the summer

Beautiful Blossom and Daffodills

Ribes, Heather and Pale Cream Daffodils

Bright Lime Green Euphorbia

An interesting and beautiful place to visit any time of the year, on the Welsh/Shropshire border.

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Oh Neena it looks lovely, Wales is blessed with brilliant castles, I didn't know this one but it certainly warrants a visit thanks x

29 Mar, 2014


Thanks Neena for a lovely blog and interesting text.
Super photos ...
I'm pleased you enjoyed your day and glad there was some welcome sunshine.
Thank you for sharing. :o) xxx

29 Mar, 2014


Looks a lovely place, glad you enjoyed your visit.

29 Mar, 2014


Good to read you had a good time. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

29 Mar, 2014


I 'm glad you had a lovely day out,Neellan,and what a wonderful Castle..I hadn't heard of it before either..It's nice to read some of the history of it too..
I love the summerhouse and all the flowering plants..the Euphorbia is a beauty...thanks for sharing :o) x

29 Mar, 2014


Thanks for the story, lovely spot

29 Mar, 2014


How I wish it were nearer! I love visiting places like this, so much fascinating history and, the icing on the cake, beautiful grounds too. Thanks, Neellan, I will add it to my 'I would like to go there' list :)

29 Mar, 2014


How lovely, its many years since we visited and of course that was the middle of summer, its nice to see it in springtime, thankyou for sharing your day Neellan.........

29 Mar, 2014


Thank you all for your kind comments and likes, it really is a super place to visit so much to see and the views from the attractive grounds are far reaching - stunning.
I hope you all manage a visit at some point :o)

29 Mar, 2014


Loved your blog.

29 Mar, 2014


Thankyou Suey :o)

30 Mar, 2014


I love it at Chirk Castle... My Husbands paternal Grandmother was a Housekeeper there not exactly sure when though. Glad you are starting to visit the NT properties Neena! :o)

31 Mar, 2014


Thank you Tracey, one of my relatives worked there too many years ago, my cousin discovered when tracing the family tree! :o)

31 Mar, 2014

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