Things to see & do

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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.

Chirk Castle Rooftop Tours

Discover Chirk Castle from a different perspective

Discover Chirk Castle from a different perspective

From September until the end of October Chirk Castle will open the staircase inside one of the towers for visitors to walk the rooftop and better discover the castle’s true size, architecture and position in the landscape.

On this guided tour around the roof visitors will have the opportunity to take in the splendid views over the Cheshire and Salop plains. A guide will also explain how the views from the top of the battlements have changed over the centuries.

Tours run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday only, and are for limited numbers. Minimum age 10 years. There is no additional charge for the rooftop tour, however normal admission charges apply. Tickets will be available on the day, please follow the signs on site.

Please note that tours are dependent on staff/volunteer numbers and weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed. In the event of adverse weather, tours may be cancelled at short notice. Please call 01691 777701 on the day you wish to visit to check availability.

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....

  • 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.

Minibus at Chirk Castle © Rachel Coman

Minibus at Chirk Castle

Access Statement

Due to the historic nature of the property there are limitations to what can be seen by visitors with limited mobility.

For more details on the layout of the site and the available facilities please email our business support team on for a copy of our Access Statement.