National Trust - Chirk Castle, Chirk

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. By using our Chirk tour planner, you can arrange your visit to National Trust - Chirk Castle and other attractions in Chirk.
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  • August 19, 2017
    A lovely place to visit. They do tours at 11.15 and 11.30 before the castle is actually open. These are free of you want to do them. Obviously NT members get in through their membership but if you're ...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We visited on a Sunday 6th August 2017. We were pleasantly surprised to see a pageant day was on and knights, maidens and other characters wondering around inviting visitors to talk with them and witn...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Was really impressed not just with the building but with the gardens. The gardens are well maintained with nice lawns, great topiary and a kitchen garden/ orchard (difficult to resist some fruit findi...  more »
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  • 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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