Chrik is a small Welsh town with a population of less than 5000. It is located 10 miles south of Wrexham and is situated between Wrexham and Oswestry. It sits very close to the Wales/England borders and is about a 1 hour drive from our home.
We’ve visited Chirk before and decided we enjoyed it so much that we wanted to visit again. We holiday in Chirk with our dogs, and it’s ideal for that. There are lots of walks in the local area that are suited to both the occasional walker, and the seasoned pro.
Both times we’ve visited, we’ve stayed in a bungalow called Apple Garth (more info here: https://www.wales-cottages.info/north-wales/north-wales-borders/apple-garth-cc614015) – this is located centrally in Chirk, and is very close to the Castle and canal. We love this property, it is well maintained and is modern throughout. It has an absolutely beautiful garden that is kept in pristine condition throughout. It has everything you need for your holiday, and more! It can easily sleep 4 people, and there’s plenty of seating, cutlery, crockery, and living space for all to feel at home.
During our last visit, the sun was shining every single day, and we made plenty of use of the conservatory and the garden. Sadly during this stay it was very rainy, but it was still nice to use the conservatory!
For this trip we decided to take a trip to Chrik Castle, not to visit the Castle as such, but to go on a Segway Trek. We used the SegTrek company for this (https://www.segtrek.net/) and it was amazing! We visited with a family member that had never used a Segway before so was a little nervous – however Tom the instruction made her feel comfortable and at ease. His direction and leadership during the experience was relaxed and fun but professional and confident.
The actual trek lasts just over an hour with a safety briefing/training session lasting about 15/20 minutes (obviously depending on the size of the group).
The trek visits several parts of the grounds of Chirk Castle, and passes some beautiful wildlife, scenery and views! The weather wasn’t amazing (it was rainy!) but this still made for a fun experience – and actually sometimes Segway treks are better in the rain anyway! Chirk Castle is less than a 5 minute drive from Apple Garth so it’s really easy to get to.
We took several walks in the local area, including visiting Chirk Aqueduct. There are many fields within walking distance from the bungalow that you are free to roam and explore. There’s also many more serious walks that can occupy you for hours should you wish.
A little further away is the local garden centre, and in the opposite direction a reasonably sized Tesco superstore to get all of your essentials.
Chirk high street has several smaller shops, including some pubs, a bakery, a butchers, and a Spar. All of which make for a nice stroll to. There are several take away’s if you fancy a treat.
Llangollen is only a short drive away and is worth a visit too. Llangollen has several gift shops and eateries, as well as the famous Llangollen railway!
All in all it was a good holiday and we had many relaxing days there.