This September, we're joining more than 150 of Wales’ historic sites, landmarks and hidden gems to offer visitors free entry.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
On Saturday 17 September, enjoy free entry to Chirk Castle and Gardens.
It’s all part of Open Doors — Wales’ annual contribution to the European Heritage Days initiative, which invites heritage organisations, private owners, local authorities and others to open their doors or offer activities to the public free of charge during September.
Funded and organised by Cadw, the ever-popular festival of Wales’ built heritage will this year, encourage Welsh residents and visitors alike to explore some of the country’s lesser-known and smaller-scale sites ― several of which are usually closed to the public.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
National Trust members have free admission. A child ticket is for ages 5 to 17. Under 5's are free. A family ticket is for two adults and up to three children. Access to the estate is free, but admission is required to access the castle or gardens. Group visits should be booked in advance. There is no charge for car parking.
- Children welcome
- All registered assistance dogs are welcome in the gardens and inside the castle. Our visitor shuttlebus runs from 10:30am to 4:45pm from the Ticket Office, up the steep hill to the Castle. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair or step-free access to the castle interior, but there is a step-free route of the garden. Please contact us if you’d like to borrow and reserve a wheelchair.