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We had lunch at Chirk Castle followed by a walk around the gardens and woodland area. Due to it being bank holiday Monday the cafe’s main seating areas were busy. We found the secret additional seating area which was almost empty allowing us to enjoy our lunch in a calm oasis away from the hustle [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on May 31st 2023

On the Sunday before Christmas, the day before Christmas Eve we had an excursion to Chirk Castle with one of Mr C’s friends. Before we set off on our excursion we briefly called in on someone else to exchange presents in time for Christmas.
Chirk Castle had a fun theme for their Christmas display “Christmas of [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 1st 2019

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 29th 2018

The Bronze Nymphs dotted around Chirk Castle are the work of Andrea Carlo Lucchesi.

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 18th 2013

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And… There’s always one!!!

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 17th 2013

Detail from the Statue of Hercules at Chirk Castle:
This lead statue of Hercules was commissioned in the 1720’s by Robert Myddelton, and stood outside the main entrance to the Castle with a companion figure of Mars. In June 1770 it was removed to an outlying wood in the park, whence it was rescued in 1983 [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Aug 16th 2013

The world, harmoniously confused,
Where order in variety we see,
And where, tho’ all things differ,
All agree.
Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 2nd 2013

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