November Weekend Conservation Tours

Join one of our special weekend conservation tours this November to find out about the special conservation work our House team do over the winter.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Winter is the time that our House Team are able to get to work on all of the intensive conservation work that a 700 year old castle requires. Join us on weekends from 5th to 27th November for special volunteer guided conservation tours of the castle rooms.

Timed Tickets are available from the Ticket Office on arrival (places are limited 15 per tour - tickets may go quickly if demand is high). Tours are free, but a normal admission ticket is required. National Trust members are free.

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 £13.60 £12.20
Child £6.80 £6.10
Family £34.00 £30.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.25
Whole property: off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.80 £6.10
Child £3.40 £3.05
Family £17.00 £15.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.62

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Please note: we offer reduced off-peak pricing from 28 January to 24 February and November weekends when the State Rooms are not fully open due to conservation work.

The basics

Suitability
Children are very welcome, however the tour may not be suitable for all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please enter through the Ticket office, where you can get your ticket and will be directed where to meet for your tour. There are 8 tours each day, with 15 visitors per tour maximum.
What to bring and wear
Please dress warmly, the house may be cold inside as the heating is kept low over the winter.
Accessibility
Access to the house is up several flights of steps so will not be suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. Buggies are also not allowed in the house - child carriers are available
Other
Children are welcome to go on the tours at their parents discretion, but please bear in mind that these tours are conservation focused, and that once the tour starts it is not possible to leave it halfway through.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 November 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 November 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Nordic Walking 2017

Tue 21 Nov 2017
10:00-12:00
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Running for beginners 2017

Sat 25 Nov 2017
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!

November Weekend Conservation Tours

Sat 25 Nov 2017
11:00-16:00
Join one of our special weekend conservation tours this November to find out about the special conservation work our House team do over the winter.

Trust10 trail run at Chirk Castle 2017

Sun 26 Nov 2017
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.

Guided estate walks

Sun 26 Nov 2017
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.

Christmas through the ages - medieval weekends

Sat 02 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
On three weekends in December enjoy our Christmas through the ages decorations, along with music, medieval characters in the courtyard, fun and games to bring Chirk Castle to life.