Autumn dig at Chirk Castle promises to be exciting….
It seems that during the medieval period, no fewer than five holders of Chirk Castle were executed for treason. With that track record, I trust the National Trust intends to tread very carefully when it looks into the castle’s past and secrets this autumn.
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, also held Chirk for a while, so here we have yet another great castle with Ricardian connections. It belongs to the Myddleton family now, and has done since the end of the sixteenth century, and they still live in one of the towers.