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Erddig Hall – a National Trust property on the outskirts of Wrexham, Wales.




Erddig Hall is a National Trust property on the outskirts of Wrexham, Wales.

Overview of Erddig Hall

• This hall is located 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Wrexham town center.
• It was built in 1684–1687.
• It was built for Joshua Edisbury, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire.
• It was designed in 1683 by Thomas Webb ( – 1699), ‘freemason’, of Middlewich, Cheshire.
• Erddig is a fascinating early 18th century country house.
• It has a unique collection of servant’s portraits, furniture, textiles and wallpapers,outbuildings & formal garden.
• Erddig is one of the country’s finest stately homes.
• It was voted the UK’s “favourite Historic House” and the “8th most popular historic site” in the UK by Britain’s Best in 2007.
• It was voted by readers of the Radio Times and viewers of the Channel 5 television series “Britain’s Finest Stately Homes” as “Britain’s second finest”.
• The building was sold to the master of the Chancery, John Meller in 1714.
• John Meller refurbished and enlarged the house.
• He passed it to his nephew, Simon Yorke.
• The house was passed down through the Yorke family until March 1973.
• Then it was given to the National Trust.
• Atmospheric house which is worth a visit.
• It features 485-hectare (1,200-acre) country park.
• It also has a formal walled garden.

The Gardens
• Erddig’s walled garden is one of the most important surviving 18th century gardens in Britain.
• The gardens contain rare fruit trees, a canal, a pond, a Victorian era parterre, and are home to an NCCPG National Plant Collection of Hedera (ivy).
• There is also a fine example of gates and railings made by ironsmiths the Davies brothers.
• They belonged to the nearby Bersham, for Stansty Park.
• The gates were moved to Erddig in 1908.

Estate Buildings
• The estate buildings include the joiners’ shop and smithy, the Midden Yard, and the Stable Yard.
• The tour of the house begins with the laundry, bakehouse, kitchen and scullery.
• The nearby river supplied a source of water.
• It was pumped uphill by a self running hydraulic ram.
• The Yorke family the house was never installed with mains electricity.
• The saw mill, however, was equipped with its own static steam engine.
• This provided the power for sawing and turning.

Things to see in and outside of the Hall

• Outbuildings
• Kitchen
• Bakehouse
• Blacksmith’s shop
• Stables
• Woodland
• A restored 18th century walled garden
• Yew walk
• Smithy, joiners’ shop
• Sawmill
• Servants’ portraits
• The upstairs rooms
• Fine furniture
• Textiles and wallpapers

Contact Information

• Erddig
• Wrexham
• LL13 0YT
• Tel: 019787 355314
• Fax: 01978 313333
• e: erddig@nationaltrust.org.uk
• w: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Opening Hours

1st Apr – 30th Jun ; 12:00 – 17:00 ; M,T,W,Sa,Su
1st Jul – 31st Aug ; 12:00 – 17:00 ; M,T,W,Th,Sa,Su
1st Sep – 30th Sep ; 12:00 – 17:00 ; M,T,W,Sa,Su
1st Oct – 2nd Nov ; 12:00 – 16:00 ; M,T,W,Sa,Su
8th Nov – 21st Dec ; 12:00 – 16:00 ; Sa,Su

Places Not to be Missed

• Gain a fascinating insight into life below stairs
• An amazing miscellany of treasures and trivia within the house
• Enjoy the outstanding formal gardens and country estate
• Look out for the themed country walking routes
• Cycle tracks criss-cross the estate

Facilities & Access

General
• Tea-room and restaurant
• Take home a selection of peat-free plants
• Try a bottle of our own cider
• Shop – gifts
• Free parking, 200 yards
• Parking for three coaches
• Suitable for school groups
• Cycling – bridleway crosses estate giving cyclists shared access

Family & children
• Family and children’s events all year
• Baby-changing and feeding facilities
• Front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats for loan
• Children’s quiz
• Garden Tracker Packs and Garden Art Packs
• Access
• Designated mobility parking in main car park, 75 yards
• Accessible horse-drawn carriage rides
• Grounds – partly accessible, grass, loose gravel paths and slopes
• Drop-off point at ‘Coach Halt’
• Adapted toilet facilities
• Building – ramped entrance. Access across rough gravel. Lower ground floor accessible. Stairs to other floors
• Three wheelchairs available
• Induction loop – in ticket office, restaurant and shop
• Virtual tour – available in house
• Audio visual/video, model of house – onlower ground floor

Prices

General : Whole property
– Adult: £11.00
– Child: £5.50
– Family: £27.50
– Group: n/a
General : Gardens and outbuildings only
– Adult: £7.00
– Child: £3.50
– Family: £17.50
– Group: n/a

Standard : Whole property
– Adult: £9.90
– Child: £4.95
– Family: £24.75
– Group: £8.40

Standard : Gardens and outbuildings only
– Adult: £6.30
– Child: £3.15
– Family: £15.75
– Group: £5.40

Other Attractions

• Ardress House
• The Argory
• Bellaghy Bawn
• Castle Coole
• Castle Ward
• Downhill Mussenden Temple
• Florence Court
• Mount Stewart
• Palace Demesne
• Penrhyn Castle
• Plas Newydd Anglesey
• Plas Newydd Llangollen
• Springhill
• John Knox House

North wales Attractions

1. Castles
• Beaumaris – at the eastern tip of Anglesey
• Caernarfon – planned seat of Edward I’s power in Wales. Located in the town of Caernarfon
• Castell y Bere – Last stronghold of the Welsh Princes, and their most impressive fortress and located in Bro Dysynni.
• Chirk – Built in 1295 and a National Trust Property and is located in the Wrexham County.
• Conwy – built by Edward I to control the stategically significant town and river of the same name.
• Criccieth – Welsh built castle near the eastern end of the Lleyn Peninsula
• Dinas Bran – atmospheric ruin on a hilltop near Llangollen
• Dolbadarn – Welsh built castle situated between Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn lakes, close to the town of Llanberis
• Dolwyddelan – Welsh castle, in the village of the same name on the main A470 road between Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog: Reputed birthplace of Prince Llywelyn the Great. The Disney film Dragonslayer was filmed here.
• Flint – Edward I’s first castle in Wales, in the far north-east close to the English border in Flintshire.
• Harlech – Another of Edward I’s “ring of steel”. Looks menacingly across Tremadog Bay at Criccieth Castle.
• Rhuddlan – in the small town of the same name, south of Rhyl.

2. Stately Homes
• Plas Newydd – National trust property located in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, Wales
• Erddig Hall – National Trust property located on the outskirts of Wrexham

3. Heritage Railways
Standard gauge : Llangollen Railway
Narrow gauge : Bala Lake Railway, Corris Railway, near Machynlleth, Ffestiniog Railway, runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog, Llanberis Lake Railway, Snowdon Mountain Railway runs from Llanberis all the way to the summit of Mount Snowdon, Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn, Welsh Highland Railway, Miniature railways, Conwy Valley Railway Museum, Betws-y-Coed, Fairbourne Railway, south of Barmouth, Rhyl Miniature Railway- The oldest miniature railway still running in the UK, Gypsy Wood Park, Caernarfon – UK’s largest miniature G Scale garden railway.

Things To Do

• Sea Kayaking
• Rock Abseiling
• Cliff Jumping
• Sea Level Traversing
• Gorge Scrambling
• Mountain Horse Riding
• Indoor Karting, Caernarfon

Best time to visit / climate

• There is no good or bad time to visit London.
• The attractions are mostly open all year round.
• July and August are the height of summer.
• These would also be the most expensive months.
• This is the time when London has the biggest crowds mainly because of the school holidays and the ‘good’ weather.
• New Year and Easter are also busy periods and expensive.
• In the winter it is dark by early evening (16.00).
• In the Height of summer it is light until 22.00

Location on Google Maps


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How to reach the Erdigg Hall?

1. By train
• Wrexham Central 2½ miles.
• Wrexham General 3½ miles via Erddig Road and footpath.

2. By Road
• Signposted A525 Whitchurch road.
• A483 exit 3

3. By Bus
• Arrival 2 from Wrexham, alight Felin Puleston.
• 1 mile walk through Erddig Country Park.

To reach Northern Wales, Borderlands
1. By road
• North Wales Borderlands is within easy reach of the national motorway network.
• It is well served by main roads including the A55 Expressway and the A5 London to Holyhead route.
• Many of our towns are served by National Express Coaches.

2. By Rail
• North Wales Borderlands is served by a great rail network.
• There are links from London, Holyhead, Chester and Manchester.

3. By Air
• Both Manchester International Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are less than an hour’s drive from North Wales Borderlands.
• Both airports offer good public transport links to towns within the region.

Some Travel Books That will Help You

Lonely Planet Wales Wales Road Map AZ Frommer’s England and the Best of Wales 2012

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at northwalesborderlands.co.uk
Hotels at openroads.com
Hotels at breaksnorthwales.com

Blogs / Sites about North Wales Borderlands-Erdigg Hall

Blogs at nationaltrust.org.uk
Blogs at northwalesborderlands.co.uk
Blogs at trektheuk.com
Blogs and reviews at attractionsnorthwales.co.uk

Images and photos of North Wales Borderlands-Erdigg Hall

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Images at northwalesborderlands.co.uk
Images at attractionsnorthwales.co.uk
Images at flickr.com

Videos of North Wales Borderlands-Erdigg Hall





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