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Are we nearly there yet?

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Charlie planning the route to Llangollen. He plans to see Chirk Castle in northeast Wales next week.

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The trees will not be in leaf, but Charlie will see the wrought iron gate-screen at the entrance to the park. It was created by Robert and John Davies of Bersham between 1712 and 1719.

Looking at that gate and the garden beyond, I think of American travel writer Bill Bryson, the President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, who was recently quoted in the National Trust Magazine - “I genuinely feel lucky that I’ve had this long attachment to Britain. It’s a fantastic place, and my life is a thousand times richer here than if I were living elsewhere.”

Thanks to Howard for the inspiration for this post.