Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Holidays Part 2 ~ Chirk Castle

On day 3 of our hols, we visited Chirk Castle, a National Trust Property.
We took heaps of photos because it was so inspiring with its old mullion windows, wonderful fireplaces and wickedly curving stone steps. We instantly thought of  Michelle who is currently making an amazing Hogwarts and who's attention to detail is perfect. I hope you will love these photos, Michelle ;)

Dean dressed up as a medieval kayos Knight

One of the wonderful fireplaces.

I loved the way the ceiling had aged here

The markings on this wall are 100's of years old, made by soilders sharpening their arrowheads on the wall!

The main entrance in, this is the 'Killing Gate' where attackers would get through the first set of doors only to find that they were trapped in a small room where they were attacked by arrows and  hot oil from above! EEk!!
The clock tower in the court yard.

And finally, a very tired looking Meg and Me!! Dressed up as medieval ladies, the dresses were hugely baggy and scratchy!

 Chirk castle part 2 tomorrow - The library and the gardens.

:0) Julia xxx


  1. Julia,

    The stone work IS fabulous I love it! The doors are amazing too...lots of inspiration! :o)))

    It looks like you had a great time here too. ;o)) It's good to see you too!! ;o)))

    I'm slowly catching up on my emails, you haven't been forgotten. :o)

    Michelle xxx

  2. Hi Michelle,
    I'm sure your ears must of been burning that day, we were walking around saying lots of 'OH, Michelle would love this, take a picture!'It was truly inspiring and we took loads and loads of pics, so I will have to the post for the hall, library and gardens tomorrow.
    I nearly didn't put the photo on, I look awful! lol
    Don't worry about the emails, I am behind with mine too. We came back from hols and I went straight back to work, so I'm not getting much of anything done untill at least thusday!
    Anyway, I'm so glad you liked the pics, I will try and do the second post tomorrow, you will love the hall :0)
    Julia xxx

  3. Glad to hear you had a good holiday. We were in Chester at the beginning of the month and also visited Chirk. Very inspiratinal and weren't those gates just wonderful?

  4. Hi Irene,
    Isn't it lovely in that part of the country? We will definately be going back for another visit. We went to Chester too and loved the shops :0)

    Yes, the gates were wonderful, I wish we had got a closer up picture of them, I let hubby take that pic!!! I will have to play around with the editing!

    Julia xx

  5. What a beautiful castle :)
    Can I come with you next year if you go back?
    And you & Meg look fab :) xxx

  6. Hi Sher, It was a lovely castle and of course you can come with us next time. Don't tell Maisey though, she will be upset that your not going to be dogsitting her!
    Mum xx


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