We decided to spend a weekend in North Wales a few months ago now, in order to climb on top of Snowdonia ! We left Leeds and drove down there, climbed on top of snowdonia, hiked in the Devil’s Kitchen and also visited a wonderful garden under the rain. The last day, the sun was out and we decided to stop at Chirk Castle on the way back to Leeds.
Chirk Castle was built in the late 13th century and is currently owned by the National Trust and is only open to the public between March and October. It’s more of a fortress than a lavishly decorated castle, but it was quite interesting to visit something a bit different !
The dungeon was quite interesting to visit as the walls are 5 meters thick ! That was very impressive. Some of them contain “murder holes” which allowed the pouring of some hot fluids and other nasty thing to anything/anyone trying to get into it!
We also explored the garden, full of roses, rhododendrons and azaleas. It was not the most overwhelming garden I had the chance to visit, but it was quite pleasant to wander around.