Erddig Hall is a Grade-I listed National Trust property in Wrexham, Wales. It comprises a country house built during the 17th and 18th centuries amidst a 1,900 acre estate, which includes a 1,200-acre landscaped pleasure park and the earthworks of a Norman motte-and-bailey castle.

Erddig has been described as 'the most evocative Upstairs Downstairs house in Britain' due to the well-rounded view it presents of the lifestyles of all of its occupants, both family and staff. The eccentric Yorke family had an unusual relationship with their staff and celebrated their servants in a large and unique collection of portraits and poems. This collection, coupled with well-preserved servants' rooms and an authentic laundry, bakehouse, sawmill, and smithy, provide an insight into how 18th to 20th century servants lived.

The state rooms contain fine furniture, textiles and wallpapers and the fully restored walled garden is one of the most important surviving 18th century gardens in Britain.



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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Founded: 17th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in United Kingdom

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Wasim Mir (8 months ago)
Visited 13/11/2023 with family, utilising the family membership (great value for money!) This was the only national trust site open in North Wales ??????? due to high winds closing the other sites. There was plenty of parking available, and all areas were accessible with a child buggy. A great start was the free apples ? ? available both eating/cooking to take away ?? Then to visit the ‘parlour’ can grab a great drink, pastie & brownie ??near to the gift shop and first floor restaurant (lift not working) all in same courtyard area. The main house is great to look around as the pictures show, plus great areas to walk around the lovely grounds. Worth visiting ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Peter Cloherty (9 months ago)
A good day out. A very large house, and extensive gardens, plus a bookshop, and large gift shop. The house and furnishings are impressive. Beginning with a bakery, laundry room, kitchen with excellent kitchen range, food prep rooms, and moving on to a grand dining room, and reception rooms, even a music room (!), The silk bed curtains are masterpieces, and currently can be seen very close up. The walk through the house also visits the family chapel which is colourful and very fine, albeit a trifle restricted in terms of viewing it. Be sure to have a good few hours, as you will easily be able to spend them in a most enjoyable way.
russell barton (9 months ago)
One of the better National Trust properties. I love seeing how the downstairs operated as well as the normal upstairs rooms. The gardens are also kept nice although on this last visit we couldn't take advantage of them because of adverse weather.
elizabeth clark (9 months ago)
We are NT members and decided to try Erddig. We love it there. The gardens are so lovely. A big lake with the well kept gardens around it. There is a wooded area to explore with children and quiet corners to sit in and relax. The house is so nice to explore and the Chapel is our favourite part.the volunteers are all lovely and knowledgeable.
Garry Howell (11 months ago)
This is a fantastic house with beautiful gardens with lovely walks all round the Erddig estate. Restaurant was very good with a decent menu. The staff have great knowledge and stories about the house. Well worth the visit. Highly recommended.
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