National Trust - Chirk Castle, Chirk

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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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  • A castle with a huge well kept garden. It is also possible to visit the estate, with a lot of interesting rooms showing how it looked in the past. The dungeons are an eerie experience. There you can....  more
    A castle with a huge well kept garden. It is also possible to visit the estate, with a lot of interesting rooms showing how it looked in the past. The dungeons are an eerie experience. There you can....  more »
  • Chirk Castle is an amazing place , I walk with crutches as my mobility is poor I did get around castle quite fine. The one negative was disabled parking was a distance away from castle. No one... 
    Chirk Castle is an amazing place , I walk with crutches as my mobility is poor I did get around castle quite fine. The one negative was disabled parking was a distance away from castle. No one...  more »
  • We popped in towards the end of the day to finish our day out with this lovely castle. The tower and the dungeon made for an interesting visit. The friezes as you go round add interest as you can... 
    We popped in towards the end of the day to finish our day out with this lovely castle. The tower and the dungeon made for an interesting visit. The friezes as you go round add interest as you can...  more »
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  • Fabulous place! Stopped here as an alternative to services on a long journey and what a treat it was! Easy to park and a takeaway cafe, play area and toilets near the car park which was perfect! Short walk (up a steep hill) to the castle or there is a minibus! The castle didn't open til twelve so we made the most of the fabulous walk as mapped out on the leaflet. The grounds and gardens are stunning. The topiary is fantastic. It made me think of Alice in Wonderland. There is a stunning view at the edge of the gardens. The castle itself has a fascinating history and the volunteers (as ever) were informative and friendly! The cafe is in the courtyard and the tables outside give you a lovely panorama of the castle. There are more toilets here too. Throughly recommended a visit here.
  • We had a wonderful day at the castle. This was our first visit with two of my friends driving over from Manchester for a little birthday celebration. All the staff were so lovely and even gave a free drink for my birthday which was a lovely gesture. We came for the snowdrop walk which didn’t disappoint. We will visit again. 💜🥰🥰
  • Great place to visit. Lovely rooms in castle and lovely gardens . Could spend a full day there. Fantastic views. Cafe and kiosk for food and drinks along with shop and used book shop. Good car park with plenty of spaces. Staff pleasant. Well worth a visit.
  • I haven't been to Chirk Castle in years. It is still as lovely as I remember. Good walk to the castle from the car park to bring you out at the Castle and the most spectacular view. The Castle and its history is really well displayed in each room and features are explained well. The guides and all the staff were extremely welcoming and pleasant. We had a really lovely day out.
  • What an interesting place! We had a slightly arduous walk up from the canal but found this Castle to be one of the most interesting places we visited on our vacation. Don't miss the dungeons. It is rare to find so much history, so well preserved. Wish the National Trust would accommodate those arriving by canal with better sign posts on the trail and perhaps a ride back in their mini bus to the railway station by the the canal would be very welcomed and not at all difficult to accommodate. Finally, the tea room has great scoop ice cream!

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