These past few days apart from working on the estate, we have visited Chirk Castle, Llangollen Canal, Ironbridge & the village of Much Wenlock.
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We drove the 19 miles from West Felton, the little village on the edge of Pradoe Estate, to Chirk without getting lost. I have two navigational systems to ensure we will always reach the desired destination. The first is “Map-Me” and the second is “Trust-Me” (Ann)
Chirk Castle was completed in 1310 and is sited on the Welsh-English border. It is surrounded by 5.5 acres of amazing gardens.
Chirk Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canel over the river Ceiriog. On one side is Wales on the other England.
We walked through the 1/2 mile long canal boat tunnel using only our phones for light.
We spent a day cleaning up the War Museum which had been left to the spiders and bats over the winter.
Tuesday was a day off so we headed off to Ironbridge, this is the birthplace of the industrial revolution. The bridge was the first iron bridge in the world. It was opened in 1781. From there we visited the village of Much Wenlock.
The village of Ironbridge was worth the visit
We stopped at the Gaskell Arms pub for lunch and a larger.