Celebrating a year with the National Trust by revisiting the place where I joined
A year ago I had the pleasure of visiting Chirk Castle, a 700 years ago fortification first built subdue the Welsh now run by the National Trust, so this year to mark the anniversary of me joining, I chose to revisit the lovely stately home that stands proudly high up in the North Welsh countryside between the rivers of Dee and Ceiriog.
First built during the reign of Edward I, the castle has slowly transitioned from a place of oppression into a beautiful stately home boasting lavishly decorated staterooms filled with tapestries, art pieces and wonderfully preserved dungeons and battlements, giving you a great understanding into what it would have been like to live or work in Chirk.
Surrounding the castle are over 5 acres of manicured gardens, woodlands and terraces opening up onto a stunning vista overlooking the Shropshire and Cheshire countryside, a perfect place to stroll around or find a quiet corner to whittle away a few hours.
Going further afield, the castle is encircled by over 400 acres of parkland, giving you perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and experience the wide range of flora and fauna that makes this part of the world it’s home.