Sunday, 4 September 2011

Shadows - Castles- and of course Pictures

Shadow Shot Sunday and a day out to Chirk Castle - first a morning walk for a browse around at the car boot and then on to chase a little history.

Chirk Castle was built between 1295-1310 - had many owners of which at least 5 were executed for treason.

In 1595 the estate was sold to a merchant adventurer Thomas Myddleton and remained in that family until 1978 when the estate was handed over to the National Trust

Look at the tree shadows dancing on the castle turret

Castle walls and more shadows

Through the gateway into the courtyard

Larking about in the stocks

Welsh flag flies high over the clock tower

The magnificent state dining room

Birds' eye view from the castle turret window

Looking back ! - a great day out - I forgot to mention the honey comb icecream consumed in the courtyard - well it is to be recommended!


  1. You do have the best days out!
    Did you let the serf out of the stocks?!!
    Jane x

  2. What a cool place. Nice shots and honey comb ice cream sounds great.

  3. That is a cool castle. I wish I could be in there with you exploring as I really love to do things like that.

  4. Very nice post about this beautiful castle.


  5. Beautiful! I would love to wander around here.

  6. Lovely photos and then you teasingly top it off with honey combed ice cream....sounds like you had a great day in gorgeous weather.


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