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National Trust - Chirk Castle, Chirk

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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. 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 visit Chirk Castle several times during the year with our Grandchildren as it is our local National Trust property, On this occasion we thought it would be nice to go on our own and take our time t...  read more »
  • We had a lovely time an will be visiting again for sure but to do everything including a guided tour of the house u need to b there early as the house and gardens all shut at 4. If you wanted to do th...  read more »
  • Went here for the day with the dog to go on the woodland walks, which are free. Bonus. It was a lovely day and the walks are great with options for 3 different lengths of walk , we did the longest. Be...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Love it!!! I'm living in the area and visiting the place almost every week. It has a beautiful garden for a nice picnic. The castle by it self is really interesting to see as well :)
  • We visited on a very cold and wet spring day so could only see the castle not the grounds that look extensive from the windows. We spoke to one of the guides about a magnificant piece of armour and he also informed us as to why the house did not have much furniture, this was down to the Myddleton family selling most of the possessions before the trust took it over. The trust did not have enough funds to buy it back at the time so have done the best with the little furniture shown. However it does add to the atmosphere of what it must have been like to live in a castle with little heating and light. We visited on a day when some of the volunteers were dressed as military and servants of the early period and very informative. Contrary to an earlier visitor's viewpoint we found the staff in each room to be very informative and helpful and cheerful inspite of standing on duty on a very cold day. Yes the rooms look gloomy this is usual in most period homes because the blinds are down to protect the furnishings and paintings, hope people are not put off visiting as the house need funds to pay for extensive repairs so future generations will have the pleasure of experiencing what a castle is like to live in rather than just seeing ruins. It does have dungeons and a tower but unfortunately I could not manage but judging by the squeals from children is a good experience. Good tearooms too. For a small donation there is a shuttle bus from the car park for those who can't manage the walk uphill to the castle. Well worth a visit. They also had an easter egg hunt quiz for the children which was very popular.
  • National Trust owned castle. Lovely gardens with some spectacular views to be had. The castle is interesting to see and like stepping back in history.
  • Have visited twice. Lovely example of traditional castles. Beautiful gardens. Do visit the tower and the dungeon
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