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National Trust - Chirk Castle, Chirk

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Castle Tourist Spot
Built in 1295 by Roger Mortimer de Chirk, National Trust - Chirk Castle is part of a chain of fortresses across the north of Wales. This castle also guards the entrance to the Ceiriog Valley. Upon your arrival, you will be in awe of the majestic structure. After exploring the inside, be sure to look around the surroundings. This site is especially notable for the clipped yew hedges, herbaceous rocks, rock gardens, and terraces that compose the 18th-century parkland. The castle is easy to reach by car, or the Chirk railway station is very close by as well. Put National Trust - Chirk Castle into our Chirk vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We had a lovely day out at Chirk. The gardens are beautiful and so well looked after. It was lovely strolling in the summer sun and looking at colour every where. Only a small point but the photos sho...  more »
  • Dominating the surrounding countryside Chirk Castle has played an intriguing part in important periods of British history. It stands majestic and with still being a solid as opposed to a ruined castle...  more »
  • We've passed within 10 miles of Chirk castle several times before and now wonder why we didn't make the detour before - mind you, the castle is quite a way from the main road - don't walk it unless yo...  more »
  • Picked a wonderful day for our visit. The sky was blue and the sun shining. The farm, castle and grounds had a lot of offer and even after a full day there were still unexplored places. We had cream tea in their cafe, though would have liked jam choices other than raspberry. Their guided introduction was informative and there's fun activities for the kids to take part in such as hunting for fairy doors in the woods and spotting cuddly wolf cubs in the house rooms. Only downside to that sort of thing is the fact that it can be hard to stop them from bolting off in pursuit of finding more and not giving us chance to actually look at the rooms ourselves. Overall a wonderful castle and a wonderful day, would like to visit again!
  • This is a beautiful castle with a fantastic garden. The volunteer docents were great and shared so many stories about the castle's history and the inhabitants. I really appreciated what they added to our visit. Be sure to strike up a conversation and you will learn so much!
  • Another great National​ Trust location. We arrived at 4:20pm and the staff were great radioing to the castle to hold it open for us. We had a brilliant short visit and I look forward to visiting again.
  • There's stocks to put the kids in (bring your own rotten tomatoes), a medieval tower and a well deep enough to lose a small country. Not to mention bags of character and glorious grounds. Why wouldn't you want to visit?
  • The cartel and walks are wonderful. My lad loves the pasties. Charging point of electric cars. Odd point one does not work but the one further back is fine.

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