We took loads of photos of Chirk Castle, it was so impressive and dates back to 1310. I have split the Chirck Castle posts in 2, as I took so many pics!
These photos, show one side of the castle from the centre courtyard. It was a long courtyard and on one side there was a well which is as deep as the courtyard is long!
This is the hall at Chirk Castle on the servants side of the courtyard. It was fantastic and I want to make it in miniature! There was a saying over the fireplace which I did write down but have put somewhere safe! I will pop it on the post when I have found it!
EDIT -- Found it!!! The wording above the fireplace reads as ;
'No Noise No Strife Nor Swear At all
But All Be Decent In The Hall'
The books in the library are really old and when the castle was sold by the family who owned it in 1984, they auctioned off all the contents. The National Trust managed to buy alot of items and successfully bought back 80% of the original book collection.
This is the other side of the library. The fireplace is made from a four poster bed. The owner of the bed unfortunately lost his head, so they turned his fabalous bed into a fire surround!
The gardens at Chirk are amazing and their trees are wonderful, with many being hundreds of years old.
:0) Julia and tribe xxx