The Tudor Cures and Pongy Potions Trail

The wise women has lost her shopping list of herbs and plants she needs to make her cures and potions.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Follow the trail around the Pleasure Ground Wood to collect the list then visit the wise woman in the Adam Tower to learn more about pongy potions and pomanders.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Chirk Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.65

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:

  Gift Aid Standard
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.

Please note...

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.

The basics

Meeting point
The trail starts in the Pleasure Ground Wood - follow trail signs from the garden entrance. Normal admission applies, so please scan your card or purchase your admission from visitor reception first.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Accessibility
Paths in the Pleasure Ground Wood can be rough and uneven, and involved crossing areas of grass which may be muddy.

Contact Info

Name
Chirk Castle
Email
chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01691 777701

Upcoming events

The Tudor Cures and Pongy Potions Trail

Sun 24 Oct 2021
10:00-16:00
The wise women has lost her shopping list of herbs and plants she needs to make her cures and potions.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Chirk Castle

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to an adventure at Chirk Castle on the Percy the Park Keeper winter wander trail.

Christmas Traditions at the castle

Sat 04 Dec 2021
11:00-16:00
Celebrate Christmas family traditions at Chirk Castle with our beautifully decorated themed Christmas trees inside the castle.