Chirk Castle

Important notice -

Due to the effects of Storm Arwen causing damage to the entrance gates, Chirk Castle is closed and the estate is currently inaccessible by car. We expect to be open again as advertised on Saturday 4 December.

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Chirk Castle

Things to see and do

Approaching the north front in winter from the drive at Chirk Castle, Wrexham.

Christmas at Chirk Castle 2021 

Enjoy a festive family visit to Chirk Castle this Christmas. Follow the seasonal Percy the Park Keeper trail in the gardens, enjoy the beautifully decorated and lit Christmas trees inside the castle, all themed around Christmas traditions, take a wintry walk in the parkland, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate from the café and do some Christmas shopping too. Open 4 to 31 December (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

View of Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Visiting Chirk Castle: What you need to know 

Use this article to find out everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit to Chirk Castle.

Chirk Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Chirk Castle

Sat 04 Dec 2021
This winter, treat your little ones to an adventure at Chirk Castle on the Percy the Park Keeper winter wander trail.

Christmas Traditions at the castle

Sat 04 Dec 2021
Celebrate Christmas family traditions at Chirk Castle with our beautifully decorated themed Christmas trees inside the castle.
Chirk Castle

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

What refreshments are available?

The Courtyard Café is open from 10am to 4pm on weekends, serving a selection of drinks, cakes, light meals and sandwiches. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points.

A variety of cermics from the Courtyard Shop at Powis Castle and Garden laid out on a kitchen worktop.

Stop off at our shop

Our shop is located at Home Farm, near the Ticket Office and car park, and is open weekends in November from 10am to 4pm. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Chirk Castle for everyone, for ever.

Chirk Castle


Chirk Castle


Chirk Castle

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Chirk Castle on the National Trust Collections website