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Rainy Day Activities Erddig, Wrexham
Opening times: Weekends 10.00-17.00, Weekdays 11.00-17.00
Price: Adult £7.60, Child £3.80 Family ticket £19 Free to NT members

Located just outside Wrexham, Erddig is a 1,200 acre estate which was once a well-loved family home and garden. Nowadays the estate houses one of the National Trust’s most diverse collections and tells the stories of the family and their servants over the years. Designed by Thomas Webb of Middlewich in Cheshire, the house was built for Joshue Edisbury, the High Sherriff for Denbighshire between 1684 and 1687.

During a tour of the estate you’ll discover the joiners’ shop and smithy, the Midden Yard which contains a saw mill and cart sheds and the Stable Yard, home to carriages, vintage bicycles and vintage cars. The house itself contains a laundry room, bake house, kitchen and scullery and upstairs you’ll find a treasure trove of fine furniture, wallpapers and textiles.

The true highlight of Erddig however is its grounds and gardens. Designed by William Emes, the parkland has been open to the public for 200 years. Within the parkland you’ll see the ‘cup and saucer’ hydraulic ram and the remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle. The 18th century garden features lawns and avenues of pleached limes as well as a Victorian ‘parterre’ (an ornamental arrangement of flower beds). There are even fruit trees growing here as there were way back in Joshua Edisbury’s garden in 1700. 

 

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Image Source: CC-by-2.0 by David Merret.

Location

Erddig is found in Wrexham, just off of Hafod Road.

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