Chirk Castle

Important notice -

In line with Welsh Government legislation and 'fire break' lockdown, all our places in Wales will temporarily close from 24 October to 9 November to restrict the spread of coronavirus. We urge people to follow legislation, stay home and not travel.

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

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Chirk Castle

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

In line with Welsh Government legislation and 'fire break' lockdown, all our places in Wales will temporarily close from 24 October to 9 November to restrict the spread of coronavirus. We urge people to follow legislation, stay home and not travel. We look forward to welcoming you back when we're able to. In line with Welsh Government guidance and local lockdown in Wrexham, the garden and estate at Chirk Castle is open for local residents only until the 'fire break' lockdown comes into force on 24 October.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Chirk Castle (19 Oct - 23 Oct)

Fri 23 Oct 2020
10:00-10:30
Under Welsh Government guidance Chirk Castle is subject to local restrictions. Please only book if you live within the Wrexham area.
Chirk Castle

Things to see and do

Visiting Chirk Castle: What you need to know

To help keep everyone safe, we've made some changes to our usual offer. Once you've booked your ticket to visit to Chirk Castle, read this article to find out everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

What refreshments are available?

Our Courtyard café is open daily (10.30am-4pm) and will be serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, light bites, cakes and ice cream. We’ve introduced new safety measures including reduced seating, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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

In need of some retail therapy?

Our shop is now open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm, and has a beautiful selection of garden and homeware products for you to choose from. To keep everyone safe we’ve introduced social distancing measures and we'll only be accepting card payments. Every penny spent in our shop remains at Chirk Castle and helps us to continue looking after this special place for everyone, for ever – thank you.

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History

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Our work

Details of three portraits

Addressing the Trust's connections to slavery and colonialism  

Chirk, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, has direct links to colonialism. Learn more about what we are doing to address the histories of slavery and colonialism and to acknowledge their impact and legacies.

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Places to stay

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Art and collections

Our collections

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