1. North Wales
  2. Flintshire and Wrexham
  3. Wrexham

About Chirk Castle

Explore 700 years of history, in Chirk Castle, a 13th-century Marcher castle that is also a marvellous medieval fortress! Right here in Wales, near Wrexham.

About Chirk Castle

It has been the family home of the Myddelton's for over 400 years! You can explore medieval towers and dungeons, and discover 17th and 18th-century rooms, including the historic laundry room! And a curious fact - it’s the only castle of its time still inhabited today! It wasn't initially meant to be a family home and was indeed a magnificent fortress with the most up-to-date defences at the time. With round drum towers where archers would aim their arrows, to towers with 5-metre thick walls, designed to be impenetrable. Towers, two-level dungeons and murder holes - Chirk Castle has it all.

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Historical Adventure

Immerse yourself in 700 years worth of history with a trip to Chirk Castle!

Family Adventure

Head to the play area near Home Farm for a fun-tastic agility trail, including climbing webs and spinners!

Garden Exploration

Did you know there's 480 acres of parkland to discover? Get exploring and find the perfect spot for a picnic!

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Facilities

  • TOILETS iconToilets
  • GIFT_SHOP iconGift Shop
  • ONSITE_PARKING iconOnsite Parking
  • ACCESSIBLE_TOILETS iconAccessible Toilets
  • BABY_CHANGING iconBaby Changing
  • FOOD_AVAILABLE iconFood Available
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Opening Times

Castle

2nd to 7th January:

11:00-16:00

4th March to 3rd November:

12:00-16:00

7th December to 31st December*:

11:00-16:00

Garden

2nd to 7th January:

10:00-16:00

13th January to 4th February:

Saturdays and Sundays 10:00-16:00

5th February to 31st March:

10:00-16:00

1st April to 30th September:

10:00-17:00

1st October to 3rd November:

10:00-16:00

4th November to 6th December:

Saturdays and Sundays 10:00-16:00

7th December - 31st December*:

10:00-16:00

*Closed 25 and 26 Dec

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-15) : £4.75

General Admission

Standard:

Adult - £9.50

Child - £4.75

Family (2 adults and 2 children) - £23.75

Family (1 adult and 3 children) - £14.25

Gift Aid:

Adult - £10.50

Child - £5.30

Family (2 adults and 2 children) - £26.20

Family (1 adult and 3 children) - £15.70

Free to National Trust members

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

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Plan Your Visit

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Stopwatch IconTypical visit time 2 - 3 hours

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FAQs

Yes, Chirk Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Unfortunately there is no wheelchair or step free access to the castle interior. The shuttle bus helps visitors up to the castle and runs throughout the day

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Contact Details

Chirk Castle
Chirk
Flintshire and Wrexham
LL14 5AF
Wales

Tel: 01691777701

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Transport Information

By Car:

From the North:

- Take the A55 towards Wrexham.

- Merge onto the A483 towards Oswestry.

- Follow signs for Chirk Castle.

From the South:

- Take the M6 towards Shrewsbury.

- Exit onto the A5 towards Chirk.

- Follow signs for Chirk Castle.

By Train:

Chirk Station is on the Shrewsbury to Chester line. From Chirk train station it is ¼ mile to the gates of the estate and 1½ miles in total to the castle.

By Bus:

The Arriva 2/A bus route from Wrexham to Oswestry will drop off in Chirk Village near the train station.

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