The Trevor family can trace their ancestry back to both the Roman occupation and very early Welsh ancestors and with links to the famous Duke of Wellington (birth name Arthur Wesley and later Wellesley) your visit to Brynkinalt will be both exclusive and fascinating. The current Hall was remodelled by Charlotte, Viscountess Dungannon, giving the body of the house you see today.
The current custodians, the Hill-Trevors, inherited the estate when both Charlotte and her two sons, died without issue (no children) and the estate passed to Lord Arthur Edwin Hill, who accepted an English peerage from Disraeli, one of Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Ministers, making him 1st Baron Trevor in 1880. Iain Hill-Trevor is descended from Sir Edward Trevor who built the house in 1612 so this makes a visit to Brynkinalt rather special as the Trevors have been in the house since this time, which is very rare for a country estate in modern times and Iain and Kate are very proud of their ancestry.
Kate Hill-Trevor will take you around her home – the magnificent Brynkinalt Hall, located very close to both the village of Chirk and ancient Chirk Castle, dating back to the 13th century.
After your tour there’ll be tea/coffee and home-made cake followed by time to explore Brynkinalt garden and grounds, part of which are in Wales and part in England! We then travel 30 mins to the bustling market town of Llangollen, home to Plas Newydd and the “infamous” Ladies of Llangollen, who also have links to Brynkinalt. You’ll have free time to explore the town, have lunch (various choices available including the Corn Mill) and perhaps buy some mementos of your tour.
After lunch just 15 minutes’ drive to Jones the Boat for a leisurely narrow boat ride across the “River in the Sky”, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (try saying that after a few beers!) It was built over 10 years and opened in 1805 carrying the Llangollen canal 126 ft above the river Dee. A chance for some great pictures to take home and share with friends and family.
This tour can be taken as a cruise ship excursion from Liverpool or as a coach tour from Chester, or Llandudno. Prices will be according to the number in your group, as this is a private tour just for you.
Please Note: This tour is not suitable for young children or wheelchairs, due to steps in Brynkinalt Hall and to board/disembark the narrow boat. The full tour is available as a cruise ship tour only if your ship is in Liverpool for sufficient hours. It is possible however to visit Brynkinalt Hall and Llangollen only and omit the narrow boat if time does not allow.