Visiting Chirk Castle: What you need to know
Use this article to find out everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit to Chirk Castle.
Arrival and parking
Please park in the main car park. Once you've parked please go to the Ticket Office to start your visit.
We have a large car park at Chirk Castle, so there is plenty to space to park. We also have designated parking for blue badge holders; please ask a member of staff on arrival.
Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight. We have very limited space for caravans so ask visitors not to arrive with a caravan if possible.
There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend at Chirk Castle during your visit, but you will need to exit the estate by 5pm.
There is a volunteer shuttlebus service from the car park to the castle. Please ask in the Ticket Office. Please note that as this is a volunteer service on occasion it may not be running. In this case alternative parking will be available.
There is a hard-standing accessible route through most of the garden which is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, and there is seating available to offer you a place to rest along the way. However, if wanting to do a full circuit one stretch of path is grass and this may become muddy following heavy rain.
If you have accessibility concerns or need a shorter/step-free route of the garden, please talk to a member of staff who will be happy to help.
Accessible toilets are available at Home Farm and in the castle courtyard.
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair, pushchair or step-free access to the castle interior.
Access with dogs
Dogs are welcome in all outdoor areas with the exception of the gardens and kitchen garden, which welcome registered assistance dogs only. We just ask that you keep your four-legged friend on a lead at all times.
Registered assistance dogs only in the castle interior.
For health and safety reasons we ask that scooters/bikes/skateboards and rollerblades are not ridden in the formal gardens.