Self-guided visits

A Father and daughter using the self-guided education equipment at Chirk Castle

From school parties to holiday clubs, scouts, guides, pre-school groups and youth clubs Chirk Castle is a fantastic day out for any self-guided group.

Begun around 1295, Chirk Castle is the only one of Edward I’s border castles to have been continuously inhabited since its completion in 1310. This means that Chirk has a uniquely long, colourful history, giving your visit the potential to complement a whole range of school subjects and development.

What can I see?

Explore the medieval Adam Tower. Are you brave enough to go down to the dungeon?

The State Rooms tell the story of the castle from 1595 onwards, when the Chirk became the Myddelton family home.

The gardens are full of life and colour all year round, from the beautiful carpets of snowdrops in the early spring through to the fabulous autumn colour at the end of the year.

We also have a large estate to explore. You can explore the woodland walk which is home to veteran trees and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Self-guided visit information pack

This pack can be downloaded as a PDF and gives information on how to book a self-guided visit. It also contains information to help you plan and make the most of your visit.

Chirk Castle resource pack (PDF) (PDF / 3.4951171875MB) download


Groups with EGM* can visit Chirk Castle for free.

*Education Group Membership (EGM) is available to not-for-profit education groups whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education. You can take out membership before your visit or purchase it on the day.

More information can be found here

If you do not have EGM you will need to pay group admission to the castle (eligible for groups of 15 or more people).



All groups are required to pre-book their visit. To book please contact