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Chirk Castle (National Trust)

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Contact Details

  • Chirk Castle
  • Chirk
  • Wrexham
  • LL14 5AF

Description

Chirk Castle is an awe-inspiring, magnificent 700 year-old Marcher fortress with commanding views.

It is situated close to the welsh border and has been occupied, continuously since it was built and occupied by by the Myddleton family, who have lived there for the past 400 years since 1295. Originally the 13th century castle, completed in 1310, was bought for £4800 in 1595 by Sir Thomas Myddelton a Welsh merchant. Over the years, subsequent occupants of the Myddelton family added their own ideas to the castle, this included major alterations taking place in the 1840's.

The castles austere and atmospheric exterior with its 15ft thick walls, contrasts with its intimate and comfortable, interior containing staterooms filled with elegant Adam-style furniture, elaborate plaster work, portraits and fine tapestries.

In 1999 Chirk Castle also won the National Trust/Gordon's Gin Garden of the Year Award. Not surprising, as the delightful formal gardens and 18th century parkland commands spectacular views over the Cheshire/Shropshire plains.

Facilities

1 - On-Site café/restaurant2 - Picnic Site3 - On-site car parking4 - Parking (free)21 - Groups Acepted23 - Min group size24 - Max group size27 - Toilets42 - Educational Visits Accepted

Directions

Entrance 1mile off the A5, 2miles West of Chirk village; 7miles South of Wrexham, signposted off the A483.

Prices

Type Price Details
Adult£6.40Group rate £5.00
Child£3.20Group rate £2.50
Family£15.80 -

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Opening Times

Day18th March 2018 - 30th September 20181st October 2017 - 30th October 2017
MondayClosedClosed
TuesdayClosedClosed
Wednesday12:00 - 17:0012:00 - 16:00
Thursday12:00 - 17:0012:00 - 16:00
Friday12:00 - 17:0012:00 - 16:00
Saturday12:00 - 17:0012:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:0012:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday(s)12:00 - 17:00Closed

Disclaimer

The details displayed on this page are correct at the time of publication however, Shropshire Tourism would like to advise all visitors to check prices & opening times with the venue prior to traveling in case of changes that might have occured since the publication of this page. Whilst Shropshire Tourism endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and Shropshire Tourism does not accept any liability for error or omission. The directions above are for planning purposes only and should be used alongside a general roadmap or satnav system. Variables such as road/construction works, traffic, weather conditions etc may cause alterations to the route.