It’s 1165 and the mighty Henry II is gathering his forces, ready to expand his enormous empire even further... “Thinking to annihilate all Welsh,” he leaves Oswestry and marches west, into Wales... Click here to find out more
Chirk Castle monthly blog
Welcome to the Chirk Castle blog. Visit each month for updates from Visitor Services Assistant Huw Sayer, who will be delving into some of the castle's lesser known history and personalities, as well as reporting on the latest events, conservation work, and stories from the team....
Our third entry, again from October 2016, delves deeper into the history around the festival of Hallowe'en, or Samhain, and how it used to be celebrated very differently around the British Isles.
Click below to find out more, and visit the castle until 30 October to try your hand at Pumpkin Carving and have a go at our family-friendly pumpkin themed mystery trail.
The story so far...
14 Sep 16
September - Invasion!
01 Oct 16
October - Thoughts of home from a father at war
When war was declared in 1914 Tommy, 8th Lord Howard de Walden, handed over his new yacht to the Navy, his horses to the Army, and set sail for Egypt... Click here to find out more
27 Oct 16
October - Hallowe'en or Samhain?
Away from all of the ‘trick or treating,’ and buckets of sweets I thought that you might like a brief look at some of the British traditions which have largely disappeared... Click here to find out more