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Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that's still lived in today. Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, 17th-century Long Gallery, grand 18th-century state apartments, servants' hall and historic laundry.

The award-winning gardens contain clipped yews, herbaceous borders, shrub and rock gardens. A terrace with stunning views looks out over the Cheshire and Salop plains.

The parkland provides a habitat for rare invertebrates, wild flowers and contains many mature trees and also some splendid wrought-iron gates, made in 1719 by the Davies brothers.

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House by the Dyke holiday cottage

House by the Dyke holiday cottage

There are two beautiful holiday cottages on Chirk estate. Enjoy a stay in the newly opened House By The Dyke and enjoy the breathtaking views down Offa's Dyke and the Ceiriog Valley.

A modern Medievalist

Tommy, Lord Howard de Walden

Read all about Lord Howard de Walden by downloading this free fascinating biography written by his grandson Thomas Seymour.

Download the biography in Welsh (pdf).

Download the biography in English (pdf).

Our treasures

When a family lives in the same place for 400 years they end up with a diverse collection of art, furniture and curiosities. Many of them are now online for you to browse.

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