Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
Started in the late 13th century, Chirk Castle was one of several medieval Marcher fortresses sited on the Welsh-English border to keep the Welsh under English rule.
All is not as it seems at Chirk Castle. Many of the impressive interiors are recreations of previous schemes, a nostalgic tribute to days gone by and a nod to previous incumbents.
In 1910 the castle was leased to Thomas, 8th Lord Howard de Walden. He has been described as a shy man, a polymath (a man of many interests) and an eccentric millionaire.
When a family lives in the same place for 400 years they gather a diverse collection of art, furniture and curiosities.
Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Chirk Castle on the National Trust Collections website