Chirk Castle

Important notice -

The estate, garden, shop and café are open. The castle will remain closed. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book. At busier times, like weekends & school holidays, booking's recommended to guarantee entry. Please follow Welsh Government Regulations.

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

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Chirk Castle

Things to see and do

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden, estate, shop, and café are open. We are working hard to reopen the castle, however it will remain closed for now. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. We ask everyone to follow Welsh Government Regulations when visiting. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

View of Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Visiting Chirk Castle: What you need to know 

To help keep everyone safe, we've made some changes to our usual offer. Read this article to find out everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Llewelyn, the Welsh Red Dragon, hiding in the Topiary at Chirk Castle

The Dragon Trail at Chirk Castle 

Adventure awaits on the Dragon Trail at Chirk Castle. Hunt high and low in the beautiful Formal Garden to find Llewelyn, our friendly Welsh dragon.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Chirk Castle (14 June - 20 June)

Thu 17 Jun 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Chirk Castle.
Chirk Castle

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

What refreshments are available?

The Courtyard Café is open from 10:30am to 4:30pm daily and the Home Farm Kiosk is open 10am to 4pm daily. Both are serving a selection of drinks, cakes, light bites and sandwiches. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. If you’re using our indoor or outdoor seating, we’ll ask you to scan your membership card or, if you’re not a member, to leave brief contact details for the Test, Trace and Protect programme.

A variety of cermics from the Courtyard Shop at Powis Castle and Garden laid out on a kitchen worktop.

Stop off at our shop

Our shop is open from daily from 10am to 5pm. For the safety of staff and visitors, social distancing measures are in place and we've made changes to payment, which will be via card only. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Chirk Castle for everyone, for ever.

Chirk Castle


Chirk Castle

Art and collections

Our collections

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