Chirk Castle had been in the same family for 500 years until 2004
Chirk Castle has a well documented history going back to 1295 when it was built as part of King Edward's I ring of fortresses to subdue the Welsh.
It was known a Marcher fortress - an administrative centre on the border with England - and from which the area could be ruled.
The castle was bought by
He made part of his fortune trading in sugar, later becoming a financer of expeditions for adventurers like
Sir Walter Raleigh
. Myddleton became Lord Mayor of London in 1613.
Although the property changed hands several times during the Civil War - the Myddleton family was able to retain it.
The National Trust took over Chirk Castle in early 2000 and turned it into a popular historic attraction.