Chirk Castle Uncovered tours

Take this special opportunity to have a look behind the scenes at Chirk Castle, and see areas normally closed to visitors on these November weekend guided tours.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

During November the interior of Chirk Castle is normally closed for conservation work, giving our team time to do all of the jobs normally needed to care for a 700 year old castle.

On November weekends you can see behind the scenes... enter the castle through a hidden jib door, walk along the servants corridor and see the Butler's Pantry, Linen room and more, as well as seeing the castle State Rooms covered up and learning about the conservation work taking place.

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 £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.75
Whole property: off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.50 £6.75
Child £3.75 £3.35
Family £18.75 £16.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.85

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...

Please note: we offer reduced, off-peak pricing from 2 February to 8 March 2019, and 9 to 24 November 2019 (weekends only), when the main castle rooms are not fully open due to conservation work.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Collect your tickets from the Chapel in the castle courtyard. Tours start at the Portcullis.
What to bring and wear
The castle can be cold in November, please dress warmly.
Accessibility
These tours are not suitable for wheelchairs or those with mobility problems. The tours will involve narrow spaces and steep stairs.
Other
Tours are by timed ticket only, available on the day. Places are limited. There is no free-flow access to the castle interior. The gardens, Adam Tower, cafe and shop are all open as normal 10am to 4pm. half-price admission applies.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Folklore and furnishings

Fri 20 Sep 2019
12:00-16:00
Explore Chirk Castle's eclectic and well travelled collection of objects and furnishings, and their links to ancient stories and folklore from around the world.

Running for beginners

Sat 21 Sep 2019
09:00-11:00
Give your fitness a boost in the beautiful surroundings of the Chirk Castle estate. A great opportunity to get started with running and meet other people, and who knows? You might be taking part in one of our 10km runs before you know it!

Trust10 trail run at Chirk Castle

Sun 22 Sep 2019
08:00-11:00
The Trust10 is a monthly 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to explore Chirk Castle's estate for free.

Nordic Walking (Tues)

Tue 24 Sep 2019
10:00-11:30
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Guided estate walks

Sun 29 Sep 2019
11:00-13:00
Fancy seeing more of what Chirk Castle estate has to offer? Join a guided walk and enjoy the freedom to explore.

Chirk Castle Uncovered tours

Sat 09 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Take this special opportunity to have a look behind the scenes at Chirk Castle, and see areas normally closed to visitors on these November weekend guided tours.