A magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh marches, this National Trust property boasts over 700 years of history, award-winning gardens, parkland that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and estate gates that are a sight to behold – it’s well worth a visit.
Discover the collection of treasures which the castle holds, picnic in the beautifully manicured gardens or for the more energetic walk the trails of the 480-acre parkland.
Construction of the castle began around 1295, and for hundreds of years it was a stark symbol of the power of the English Crown in these disputed borderlands. Could there be a greater statement than this castle, standing proudly on the Welsh / English border, during a time of great unrest?
Fast forward in history and Chirk Castle changed to become the home of the Myddelton family in 1595. You can visit fabulous State Rooms and see the exquisite 18th-century interiors and collections, as well as the starkness of the Adam Tower and the castle’s dungeons! There is also a café in the castle courtyard, and a shop to treat yourself.
Nearest car park + postcode: Chirk Castle, LL14 5AF
Nearest rail station: Chirk
Chirk Castle, LL14 5AF