Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle

In October we visited Chirk Castle, in Wrexham, North Wales.

Do you remember that in October we still had quite warm weather?
So that’s why James is wearing sandals! Here is my baby bump as well; I was too pregnant to fly anywhere and we had holiday time booked off work.

We spent a week at my parents’ house, and we did some lovely day trips from there, which I’ll share with you. It’s nice to have some sunshine to look back on in the middle of this grotty winter!


Chirk Castle is a National Trust property, and we took one of the guided tours. If you ever go, try to get a tour with a slim elderly gentleman. He was brilliant, fascinating and didn’t hold back on his enthusiasm. James was entranced, and listened intently for the whole tour.

There were some stick houses outside the entrance to the property. James enjoyed running in and out of them.


This was the first castle we visited this week. James was sad to discover there were no princesses in the castle, though he made sure we had a good look for one!


Inside the castle there is a room with craft activities and wooden puzzles. Rob enjoyed the colouring-in as much as James!





  1. April 21, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Cute to see your baby bump! This looks like a lovely castle to visit and like a fab place to enjoy a staycation. Thanks for linking to #traveltales – I’ve pinned this post to our pinterest board. Hope to see you next month 😀 – Sam x

    • April 21, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      And now my my baby is a super smiley 4.5 months old! Where has the time gone?! And why hasn’t my bump ?! (Wine and chocolate is the answer to that one!)

  2. Penny @ OnePennyTourist
    April 23, 2015 / 10:45 am

    I’ve been seeing so many posts about some awesome looking NT properties – I’m really going to have to start making more effort to get out and see them.

    I actually have family near Chirk and have seen the road sign many times but have never visited. Next time I’m up that way I’ll definitely have to check out the castle!

    • April 23, 2015 / 4:15 pm

      You will! NT properties are always good for a look, and Chirk was lovely.

  3. Sarah
    April 23, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    This looks like such a lovely place to visit – I really enjoy trips to castles, and the tour sounds excellent. We always like finding as much as possible out about where we are visiting!

  4. erinalice
    April 25, 2015 / 9:17 am

    Looks like an exciting place to visit, you got some great photos! You’re lucky to get such a good tour guide, it really makes a difference when someone can tell you all the interesting tidbits about a place! #TravelTales

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