Chirk Castle

Important notice -

In line with Welsh Government legislation, the garden, estate, shop & café are open to Wales residents, visitors from tiers 1 & 2 in England and level 1 & 2 in Scotland, in groups of four or less (exc. children below 11) unless from same household.

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

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Chirk Castle

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

In line with Welsh Government legislation, the castle is currently closed. From 5 December the estate, garden, shop and tea-room are open every day to Wales residents and to groups of four or less (excluding children below 11) unless they are from the same household. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Chirk Castle (5 Dec - 6 Dec)

Sat 05 Dec 2020
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Timed entry to Chirk Castle (7 Dec - 13 Dec)

Mon 07 Dec 2020
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Chirk Castle

Things to see and do

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.

Chirk Castle

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

What refreshments are available?

Our Courtyard café is open on weekends and will be serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, light bites, cakes and ice cream. We’ve introduced new safety measures including reduced seating, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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

In need of some retail therapy?

Our shop is now open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm, and has a beautiful selection of garden and homeware products for you to choose from. To keep everyone safe we’ve introduced social distancing measures and we'll only be accepting card payments. Every penny spent in our shop remains at Chirk Castle and helps us to continue looking after this special place for everyone, for ever – thank you.

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Chirk Castle

Our work

Details of three portraits

Addressing the Trust's connections to slavery and colonialism  

Chirk, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, has direct links to colonialism. Learn more about what we are doing to address the histories of slavery and colonialism and to acknowledge their impact and legacies.

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