Wrexham Tourist Attractions
Wrexham (pop. 40,479) is noted as the burial place of Elihu Yale for whom Yale University is named.
A stately home of Edward I, Chirk Castle represents a wide variety of architectural styles that reflect its various owners throughout the ages. Of particular note are the dining room, with its original 18th century colors and brass and crystal chandelier and the richly furnished salon. Throughout the house can be found many fine quality paintings.Chirk Castle is perhaps best known for its massive drum towers at each corner. Visitors can enjoy the fine views of surrounding countryside and beautiful gardens.
Only quite recently has this Jacobean house been in a state of severe disrepair. Through the concerted effort of the current owner it has been brought back to its former glory. A wonderful variety of decorations and furnishings is a delight for visitors, not to mention the presence of an unusual collection of parrots and macaws.
This castle, found within a hidden wooded hollow, is a reminder of the frequent clashes between the English and Welsh. The central tower is designed in a D-shape pattern.