Visiting Chirk Castle: What you need to know

View of Chirk Castle, Wrexham

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.

 

Important information 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the places we care for across Wales. Please check the relevant individual property webpage for the latest information when planning your visit. 

 

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.

Accessibility

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.

Scooters/Bikes/Skateboards/Rollerblades

For health and safety reasons we ask that scooters/bikes/skateboards and rollerblades are not ridden in the formal gardens.

Upcoming events

Jubilee at the Castle

Sun 05 Jun 2022
10:00-17:00
Celebrate the Queens Jubilee at the Castle. Go back to the 1950's and play traditional games in the gardens with picnics and afternoon teas. Dress up for a photo as royalty under the Jubilee Arbour.

Outdoor cinema - Mamma Mia!

Fri 09 Sep 2022
20:15-22:30
This summer we celebrate 50 years of ABBA with a special outdoor cinema screening of Mamma Mia! at Chirk Castle.

Outdoor cinema - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Sat 10 Sep 2022
20:15-22:30
Expecto patronum! A magical outdoor cinema experience at Chirk Castle with a showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Outdoor cinema - Pretty Woman

Sun 11 Sep 2022
20:15-22:30
A fantastic outdoor cinema experience in the stunning grounds of Chirk Castle with a showing of the classic Pretty Woman!