9 Nov 2017

Apple Picking at Erddig

Just 40 minutes outside of Liverpool and down a motorway, or two, you will find Erddig Hall in all its splendour.

As part of my Liverpool series I want to showcase places of interest in the surrounding areas too. Erddig Hall is a National Trust property near Wrexham. So, pretty close.

I think we went at the perfect time too as the leaves were just turning and the sun was so low. Stunning. Although, Summer time would be just as lovely, especially in the gardens. We actually visited Erddig because of the apple picking event that was on. It was amazing to see all the types of apples they grow, and even taste a couple of varieties too, not to mention the huge bag that we brought home.

We also explored the unique family home and roamed the impressive walled garden with trained fruit trees, a national ivy collection, pleached lime trees and and impressive lake.

I met the local Donkey's and learnt that they were quite the revered creature back then. Ladies would keep them as beloved pets, and when they died they had a proper burial for them.

Erddig provided a cute cafe, small, and very busy on weekends, holidays and event days. You might be better packing a picnic like we did and then picking up a sweet tea or an ice-cream as a treat for afterwards.

It was definitely a nice change to our local National Trust haunt; Dunham Massey, but it was quite a bit smaller.
Love, Jo
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