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Chirk

Chirk

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The border town of Chirk is today a thriving hub, home to a number of local shops and businesses.

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    The border town of Chirk stands on the escarpment above the point at which the rivers Ceiriog and Dee meet. It began as a planned mediaeval borough but  in the 19th century vital road, rail and canal links were developed. Chirk then became a staging post on the London to Holyhead mail road, whilst the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal reached Chirk in 1801 and its arrival helped Chirk grow as a coal mining village.

    Today Chirk town centre is a thriving hub, home to a number of local shops and businesses.