Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a World Heritage Site.
You can walk across, or save your legs and take a leisurely boat ride over 'the stream in the sky'. But there's one thing you have to take with you. A camera. The views are something else.
- Highlights Walk, Canoe or Boat over.
Our friends at Bearded Man Adventures will take you and your friends on this unique adventure down the River Dee, where we tackle the exciting rapids and whitewater waves along the way. This is an adrenaline-fuelled activity that is perfect for an amazing day out for family and friends. These tubes are powered by the river’s flow and steered by pure arm strength.
Be Robin Hood for a day or unleash your inner Viking with our open field archery and axe throwing sessions. Our good friends at Bearded Man Adventurers have all you need to have a great day learning to shoot a bow and arrow or throw an axe!
In 1682, Joshua Edisbury was appointed High Sheriff of Denbighshire and began bulding Erddig; Edisbury was unable to finish before going bankrupt. Erddig Hall is a Grade-I listed National Trust property in Wrexham. Located 2 miles south of Wrexham town centre, it comprises a country house built during the 17th and 18th centuries amidst a 1,900 acre estate, which includes a 1,200-acre landscaped pleasure park and the earthworks of a Norman motte-and-bailey castle. Erddig's gardens have an astorment of rare fruit trees including 180 different type of apple trees! Eddrig's owners have had a bumpy financial history. The National Trust took ownership in 1973 and began a four year period of restoration.
Chirk was never planned as a family home, the castle was built by King Edward to keep control of the Welsh people. The King gave Roger Mortimer the Chirklands, and was built by master-builder James of St. George (the builder of Harlech, Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Conwy castles). The castle was a symbol of English power and might, controlling the border and it dominating the surrounding land. Originally lime washed white, Chirk Castle stood out prominently in the treeless landscape. The castle was purchased in 1595 for about £5,000 by Sir Thomas Myddelton, a son of the governor of Denbigh Castle and successful London merchant. As a founder of the East India Company, an investor in the expeditions of Drake, Raleigh and Hawkins, he had the means to convert Chirk into a comfortable Tudor residence. His new stone north range contained a hall, buttery and kitchen, with upstairs drawing and dining rooms. This range, with alterations, became the main living quarters of the castle, while the old south range was gradually given over to servants. Inside the Castle rooms of different periods rub up against each other unlike the usual suite of rooms that flow seamlessly. As you walk through the State Rooms, you will pass historic interiors that are examples of the latest fashions of their time, and a collection that has grown through the centuries.