Chirk Castle

Important notice -

Chirk Castle is open for Christmas of make-believe from 30 November to 5 January (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day). This is slightly different to the handbook. Our electric car charging points are currently not working and awaiting repair.

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

A Father and daughter using the self-guided education equipment at Chirk Castle

Autism awareness at Chirk Castle 

If you or someone you are travelling with has Autism, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) or ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition), visiting a busy tourist attraction can be an overwhelming experience. At Chirk Castle we are striving to be autism friendly, and we want to work with autistic visitors to ensure they can enjoy their visit with us.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Nordic Walking (Tues)

Tue 10 Dec 2019
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Christmas of make-believe 2019

Tue 10 Dec 2019
Enter a world of make-believe at Chirk Castle this Christmas. Follow the footsteps of the six children of Lord and Lady Howard de Walden in the 1920s as we decorate Chirk Castle as a fantastical castle of theatre and fairytales.

Father Christmas Grotto 2019 (sold out)

Fri 13 Dec 2019
SOLD OUT. Visit Father Christmas in his cosy, traditional grotto at Chirk Castle. Bring along your wish list, we hope you've been good!

Running for beginners

Sat 14 Dec 2019
Give your fitness a boost in the beautiful surroundings of the Chirk Castle estate. A great opportunity to get started with running and meet other people, and who knows? You might be taking part in one of our 10km runs before you know it!

Christmas table centre crafts

Sat 14 Dec 2019
Join our garden team to make your own festive table centre.

Storytelling and make-believe

Sat 14 Dec 2019
We welcome favourite storyteller Andy Harrop-Smith to Chirk Castle's Christmas of make-believe, for fantastical tales, tremendous tricks and fun for all ages.

Chirk Castle blog 

Welcome to the Chirk Castle blog. Visit each month for updates from Visitor Services Assistant Huw Sayer, who will be delving into some of the castle's lesser known history and personalities, as well as reporting on the latest events, conservation work, and stories from the team....

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Places to stay

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Chirk Castle on the National Trust Collections website