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Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that's still lived in today. Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, 17th-century Long Gallery, grand 18th-century state apartments, servants' hall and historic laundry.
The award-winning gardens contain clipped yews, herbaceous borders, shrub and rock gardens. A terrace with stunning views looks out over the Cheshire and Salop plains.
The parkland provides a habitat for rare invertebrates, wild flowers and contains many mature trees and also some splendid wrought-iron gates, made in 1719 by the Davies brothers.
Create magical Christmas memories this festive season. Visit from 7 to 22 December and see the beautifully decorated state rooms, meet Father Christmas and soak up the atmosphere of traditional family festivities. Or come along to one of our Christmas concerts or treat yourself to our extra special Gala Dinner. See our events page for full details.
The newly open East Wing
Discover the opulence of the 1920s in the newly refurbished East Wing rooms. Sit by the fire and immerse yourself in the lives of famous artists, poets, musicians and high society names who visited Chirk and be amongst the first to see some fabulous examples of 20th-century art on display from the family's private collection.
A sad loss
Unseasonable heavy March snowfall caused many issues at Chirk and by far the saddest was the loss of the beautiful Cedar of Lebanon tree in the garden. It will be some months before heavy machinery can be bought into the garden to remove the remains but we'd love your thoughts on how to remember this 150-year old icon.
New look farm shop
Our popular farm shop has relocated and reopened bigger and better than ever. With delicious estate and kitchen garden produce and loads of local artisan suppliers it's an absolute must-see. You'll find everything you need for picnics, Sunday lunch and summer barbecues - even estate-produced sustainable charcoal.