Imagine you’re a foot soldier, brandishing your sword, as you run up the hill to Chirk Castle. This fortress is well worth raiding. It boasts a medieval tower, dungeon and Long Gallery.
'The walk from the car park, through the meadow and up to the castle is very popular. The meadow is beautiful during summer and it's also a terrific hill for rolling back down (which is no. 2 of your '50 things'). People with push chairs might find this hill a bit tricky, but if you’re feeling strong you’ll be fine.'
- Joanna Thompson, member of staff at Chirk Castle.
Chirk Castle is surrounded by award-winning gardens and is home to rare invertebrates, wild flowers and beautiful trees. So once you’ve conquered the castle, there is plenty more to explore.