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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 »
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  • National Trust Members. Yet again a fantastic family visit. Too much to see in one day. Castle was brilliant. Loved the volunteer guard working in the dungeon. Really nice guy. Lets visitors try on the different armour and handle various weapons. The grounds are great. Some lovely flowery areas to wander through. Time was spent just standing still in the gardens watching the swallows swooping around us skimming their wings across the grass. Amazing. There's a pedal tractor play area for the kids. Lovely tea rooms. Highly recommended.
  • Lovely place to visit. Great setting, peaceful grounds. Courtesy bus from carpark up the hill if you need it. Several nice little coffee shops. Little bit less identikit than most NT services. Had a nice time! Dogs welcome but not allowed into castle itself.
  • Visited some years ago and though interesting a little dull especially for our children. Now what a change. Something for all ages. Gardens are wonderful. House is fascinating. Children seemed to be enjoying facilities. Play park, code breaking, croquet and of course the house.
  • Amazing historic castle in the Welsh borders. Wonderful restoration of family home and video display of historic family life. Excellent cafe. Expert tour guide with character.
  • A great place for all ages and most interests. The castle is surrounded by woods and trails which can be trekked for free. The castle and its gardens can be explored for a fee and there are often little events to keep children entertained. The courtyard of the castle has a cafe which serves both lunch and coffees if you're feeling tired or hungry. All in all, Chirk Castle is definitely worth a visit and a day can be spent there.