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 28 January, 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

Chirk Castle is open from 28 January, but as winter conservation work is still going on inside the castle the State Rooms are closed during the week. However, on weekends we have guided conservation tours of the rooms to take a look at what our team is up to. These tours are managed by timed tickets available from the Ticket Office and unfortunately numbers are limited. Tickets are available on a first come basis only.

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, and on weekends we'll be selling warming cups of hot chocolate just outside so you can treat your eyes and your tastebuds.

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

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.