Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I still lived in today.
Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, 18th-century servants’ hall and 20th-century laundry.
There is also a 17th-century Long Gallery and grand 18th-century state apartments, with elaborate plasterwork, Adam-style furniture, tapestries and portraits.
In the award-winning gardens are clipped yews, herbaceous borders and a stunning shrub garden, with many rare varieties. Other areas are more informal, with a thatched ‘Hawk House’ and rock garden.
Winner of Sandford Award 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 .