Monday, 16 June 2014

I have a couple of days off work......................... today we visited Chirk Castle

I have taken a couple of days holiday this week mainly so I can visit the Cheshire Show on Tuesday.
Our county show attracts around 80,000 visitors over two days... and I've never been.
It's only about 5 miles from where I live... about time I made the effort.

Today we made the most of the lovely weather and visited Chirk Castle... Mandy had never been before.

Chirk Castle was completed in 1310.

Chirk Castle.

 The gardens were added a couple of hundred years ago...

...and are so lovely to wander around with lot's of hidden corners.

I haven't been home for long so this post is a bit rushed...  I will spend more time over tomorrows images.
Now where did I put that key?

Our World Tuesday

20 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Fun post for OWT and great photography ~ have a wonderful 'holiday' ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Photo Cache said...

nice to see that you finally went. great shots.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful gardens. Better be good - that last photo looks pretty uncomfortable! :-)

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful place and lovely gardens!! Having been raised in such a comparatively young country, I'm fascinated by the castles!! Superb captures, Andrew as always! Thanks for sharing a fun day!! Have a great week!

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos and a great place.

Fun60 said...

Looks an interesting place for a visit. Would like to see more of the gardens.

Bob Bushell said...

Beauty of today Andrew.

TexWisGirl said...

haha! very cute. :) love that grand gate and beautiful grounds!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is so impressive the massive structures they could build so very long ago.

Brian King said...

Wow! Talk about an impressive place! That's a gorgeous castle!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh are those the gates to your place as you're leaving home Andrew or the gates to Chirk Castle :) Beautiful gardens and beyond impressive structure, looking forward to seeing more of the show!

Horst in Edmonton said...

What a fantastic Castle, thanks for the tour.

bettyl-NZ said...

Wow! I love castles! The garden is so pretty, too!

Stephanie said...

Pretty cool place, nice looking garden and that last shot looked uncomfortable.

ladyfi said...

Beautiful shots of the castle - and that last photo is such fun!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Andrew now that looks a great place to visit and I wonder you didn't go sooner as it is so close to you. I hope you have more shots of the castle and gardens to show us as we will probably not have the opportunity to visit it for ourselves.

Gary Phillips said...

Hope you found the key!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

The Herald said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit Andrew?
I guess that you weren't brave enough to take the rotten eggs and fruit to make that last picture look more convincing?...[;o)

Felicia said...

beautiful castle. gorgeous gate work

Marie said...

What an amazing place to visit! Beautiful! So much fun...hope you found the key! :-)