Chirk Castle

Important notice -

The estate, garden, castle, shop and café are open. For visits from 7 August you won't need to book. For this week booking is recommended to guarantee entry. Please follow Welsh Government guidelines.

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

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Chirk Castle

Things to see and do

What's open?

The garden, estate, castle (last entry 3:30pm), shop, and café are open. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. We ask everyone to follow Welsh Government Regulations when visiting.

View of Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Visiting Chirk Castle: What you need to know 

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

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Chirk Castle (26 July - 1 Aug)

Sat 31 Jul 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Chirk Castle.

Timed entry to Chirk Castle (2 Aug - 8 Aug)

Mon 02 Aug 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Chirk Castle.
Chirk Castle

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

What refreshments are available?

The Courtyard Café is open from 10:30am to 4:30pm daily and the Home Farm Kiosk is open 10am to 4pm daily. Both are serving a selection of drinks, cakes, light bites and sandwiches. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. If you’re using our indoor or outdoor seating, we’ll ask you to scan your membership card or, if you’re not a member, to leave brief contact details for the Test, Trace and Protect programme.

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 open from daily from 10am to 4pm. For the safety of staff and visitors, social distancing measures are in place and we've made changes to payment, which will be via card only. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Chirk Castle for everyone, for ever.

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