Things to see & do

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Events

We've a broad programme of events running all-year long.

From large, action-packed living history weekends and fun family days, where everyone's dressed up, to art exhibitions and  fascinating walks.

For families

Chirk Castle's a great day out for families.

Follow the link to find more exciting family activities and information about our facilities to help your family get the most out of your visit.

50 things to do

Start ticking some off your list at Chirk. You can try den building, rolling down a grassy bank, going geo-caching, balancing on a fallen tree or hunting for bugs.

Entertaining in the East Wing

The opulant bow room in the East Wing

The opulant bow room in the East Wing

Our Howard de Walden exhibition gives a sense of what high society entertaining would have felt like in the mid 20th-century. Relax in the comfy armchairs by a roaring fire, listen to Holbrooke or Dylan Thomas on the wireless, sign the guest book - after hunting for famous names of early 20th-centry society, play a tune on the piano and look through the family's photo albums.

Watch Lord Howard de Walden's cine film and see the pageants, parties, house guests and artists that brought Chirk Castle to life in the 1920s and 1930s. Then don't miss the lower dining room, containing some of the oldest letters owned by the National Trust, and the library with its wonderful collection of books in their original bindings.

Guided tours

  • The Saloon at Chirk Castle © Andreas von Einsiedel

    Myddelton family home

    A tour through the furnished state rooms showing 400 years of family life.11:15am & 11:30am

  • Castle courtyard © Matthew Antrobus

    Castle Courtyard Tours

    An outside tour on the 700 year history of the castle. Varied days/times - call for availability....

  • Servants’ hall © Andreas Von Einsiedel

    Servants Tour

    Learn all about the tough life of a castle servant. Varied days/times - call for availability.

  • Cromwell Hall was designed by Pugin © Andreas Von Einsiedel

    End of Day Tour

    A final state room tour before we close the doors. Varied days - call for availability.

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