National Trust - Chirk Castle, Chirk

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#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Wrexham County
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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Not really a castle, but more a fortified large house with courtyard and dungeon There was an armourer in residence on day of visit who was making chain mail Having put on his armour, he then allowed younger children to attack him with various weapons! Great fun Fine setting on a natural hill with beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside. A good cafe, well up to National Trust standards Recommended.
  • Lovely castle and grounds with free guided tour (but you have to ask for the tour ticket at reception). The tour is definitely worth it to provide useful history and context behind the objects, rooms and famous visitors/residents of the castle. Afterwards you are free to explore the castle grounds and garden which is well maintained and scenic, even in Autumn. Lots of breakout areas with benches to sit and admire the view. Allow approx 1.5 Hours for your visit.
  • Well worth a visit. Some lovely walks around the grounds that can be taken advantage of without being a National Trust Member or paying entry fee. Castle and Garden has admission fees (unless you are a NT member) but is again worth a visit. Lots of interesting things available to keep children happy.
  • Unexpectedly delightful., with such character..telling a very human story Friendly and helpful staff. A good day out just to look around Castle let alone the grounds with numerous walks and panoramic views. We loved the black sheep.
  • Great place to visit at anytime. We had the pleasure of visiting while there was a reinactment event on and we all loved it. Castle itself is looked after very well. Advise if any would be to take a packed lunch as the cafe gets busy and its not that cheap if you got kids.

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