On Monday 26th September, 31 of our students, carers, volunteers and staff visited Chirk Castle for the day.
Even though the weather was wet and windy, everyone was cheerful and looking forward to the visit, when we set off.
We all met up (in the dry) under the castle walls, and then spent a while looking around the some of the rooms in the castle.
Luckily no-one was locked in the dungeon, and we were very glad we did not have to sleep in the way people did in the 16th Century! The servants quarters were very interesting – and some students enjoyed trying out the furniture!
We were then kindly shown around the lovely gardens by the gardener, Richard, who explained a bit about the history of the gardens, and answered our questions too.
Everyone was grateful, however, when Richard took us to a room in the castle, where we all enjoyed sandwiches or bought our lunch there. The afternoon was spent looking around the house, and admiring the beautiful views. Everyone enjoyed the video films of the Myddlelton family, and Bartek enjoyed playing chess too.
We arrived back to the Erlas Gardens around 3pm, with some of our students falling asleep on the way home, so we were not able to practice our songs for the bus!
We are grateful to Sue Jones and to Elaine Wright of the National Trust, who donated a voucher to cover our Group Admission to the Castle and Gardens, and some of us may return to their Medieval House Tours in December.