Snowdrop season at Chirk Castle

The snowdrop trail at Chirk Castle

Take a walk in the gardens at Chirk Castle in February to see a beautiful white carpet of snowdrops - a sure sign that Spring is on the way.

From 3 February 2018, snowdrop season at Chirk Castle is our traditional way to dust off the old year and embrace the new. With a beautiful white carpet of snowdrops throughout the Pleasure Ground Wood, including some rare species, and also patches of snowdrops across the wider estate, there's plenty of space to wander and find the perfect viewpoint or photo.

Take a stroll around our lovely Pleasure Ground Wood a find a carpet of white snowdrops - a sure sign of Spring
A family walking through the Pleasure Ground Wood to find the snowdrops in 2015
Take a stroll around our lovely Pleasure Ground Wood a find a carpet of white snowdrops - a sure sign of Spring

As winter conservation work is still going on inside the castle the main State Rooms are closed until 10 March. However, this year we will be opening a few rooms in the lower East Wing for a sneak peak, so you can still enjoy the 1920s themed Bow Room and warm your hands over the fire, see the Lower Dining Room and Myddelton pedigree, and watch the De Walden family cinefilm in the Butler's pantry. As space in the East Wing is limited, access will be by timed ticket (available on the day, first entry 11:15am) and places are very limited.

The fire will be lit in the Woodsman's Hut in Pleasure Ground Wood, near where the best snowdrop show appears, so there will be somewhere to get out of the cold.

The shop and cafe are open as normal throughout February, as is the medieval Adam tower and dungeon, and the Chapel.

A normal admission ticket (at off-peak prices, to account for the reduce number of spaces open) is required to access the castle, gardens or Pleasure Ground Wood where the largest concentrations of snowdrops are located. National Trust members are free.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ChirkCastleNT) for updates on when the snowdrops will be at their best.