Uncovering Chirk Castle’s secrets

Tools, buckets and spades laid out on the floor ready for an archaeological dig at Chrik Castle

Even after 700 years Chirk Castle and its landscape hold many mysteries. From 7 to 21 September we’ll be investigating some of them as team of community volunteers, led by professional archaeologists from the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, once again descend on the Castle.

Over the last few years, we’ve been carrying out research to understand more about the castle and its surroundings in more detail after an archaeological survey hinted that there is still lots waiting to be discovered.

Over the last couple of years, excavation has revealed the outer walls of a large two-storey building on the west side of the castle. The purpose of the building is unknown, but some of the artefacts recovered from the initial dig suggest part of it may have been used as a smithy.

Now a team of archaeologists is returning to uncover more of its secrets in a new dig.

Join us and discover more of Chirk’s secrets

From 6 to 21 September 2021 (except Friday and Saturday), 10am-4pm, a team of archaeologists from Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust and National Trust volunteers will be working on the excavation and will be on hand to answer any questions.

On Sunday 12 and Sunday 19 there will be public open days, with more information and finds available to see.