Guided history tours

Join history expert Huw for different tours of the castle exterior, to find out about Chirk Castle's fascinating 700 years of history.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The castle rooms may be closed for conservation in January and February, but there is plenty to see outside.

Tours are free and there is no need to book. Normal admission of NT membership is required. Some tours can only be offered in good weather. Tour duration approx 1 hour

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.80 £14.20
Child £7.90 £7.10
Family £39.50 £35.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Whole property: off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.90 £7.10
Child £3.90 £3.50
Family £19.70 £17.70
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.10

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...

Off-peak pricing applies from 6 January to 6 March 2020, and 7 to 29 November 2020 (weekends only), when the castle rooms are closed due to conservation work.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at the entrance to the castle courtyard by the tours sign.
What to bring and wear
The tours are outside, so please dress warmly.
Accessibility
The tour format varies depending on numbers and weather conditions. Some tours are not wheelchair accessible as they will involve going into the Adam Tower. Please call if you are unsure.
Other
Please note that the castle interior is closed in January and February for conservation work. Off-peak admission applies to access the Adam Tower, Dungeon and the gardens.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 January 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
10 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Winter Bird ID walk

Fri 24 Jan 2020
13:00-14:30
Join our resident bird expert and Ranger Keith for a walk around Chirk Castle's parkland looking and listening out for all of the winter bird life to be found.

Running for beginners

Sat 25 Jan 2020
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!

Bushcraft taster sessions, with Woodland Classroom

Sat 25 Jan 2020
11:00-12:30
We welcome James from Woodland Classroom to the estate for some fun Bushcraft taster activities.

Trust10 trail run at Chirk Castle

Sun 26 Jan 2020
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 Jan 2020
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.

Guided history tours

Mon 27 Jan 2020
11:00-15:00
Join history expert Huw for different tours of the castle exterior, to find out about Chirk Castle's fascinating 700 years of history.