Opening times for 4 December 2023
Asset Opening time Castle | Castell 11:00 - 16:00 Garden | Gardd 10:00 - 16:00 Tower | Tŵr 10:00 - 16:00 Shop | Siop 10:00 - 16:00 Café | Caffi 10:00 - 16:00 Home Farm Kiosk | Ciosg 10:00 - 16:00
The parkland remains open to the public when the castle is closed. Home Farm Kiosk opening times may vary. We close when high winds are forecast, please check for any emergency notices before travelling. The Chirk Castle estate will be closed from November 21-24 due to work on our exit driveway. For safety reasons, there will also be no pedestrian access to the site during this time. | Mae’r parcdir yn parhau i fod ar agor i’r cyhoedd pan mae’r castell ar gau. Gall oriau agor Ciosg Home Farm amrywio. Rydym yn cau pan ragwelir gwyntoedd cryf, felly gwiriwch am unrhyw hysbysiadau argyfwng cyn teithio. Bydd ystâd Castell y Waun yn cau rhwng 21-24 Tachwedd er mwyn cynnal gwaith ar ein rhodfa wrth adael y safle. Er diogelwch, ni fydd mynediad ar gael ar droed i’r safle yn ystod y cyfnod hwn.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
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Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £10.50 £9.50 Child £5.30 £4.75 Family £26.20 £23.75 Family 1 adult £15.70 £14.25 Group Adult £9.03 Group Child £4.51
Second hand bookshop at Home Farm by car park.
Guided morning tours when volunteers are available
Cafe located in castle courtyard.
Seasonal kiosk at Home Farm, open on busy days.
Plants available from main shop
Dogs allowed on the estate, but not in the formal gardens, kitchen garden, Pleasure Ground Wood or inside the castle rooms.
Shop at Home Farm by ticket office
Electric vehicle charging point
One electric vehicle charging point available
Toilets, including accessible toilets, at Home Farm and in the castle courtyard.
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair or step free access to the castle interior. We welcome all registered assistance dogs. The shuttlebus helps visitors up to the castle and runs throughout the day. This is a volunteer-run service and may not be available every day, please check before visiting.
Accessible route and/or map
Accessible route in the garden
Powered mobility vehicle available
We have one electric Tramper which is capable of exploring the gardens and estate. To reserve this please contact us.
Accessible toilets are available at Home Farm (RH-transfer) and in the castle courtyard (LH-transfer).
Braille (guide or menu)
A Braille guide to the property is available from the castle entrance, please ask you or one of your party would like to use this.
Virtual tour on an iPad available at entrance to furnished rooms
Induction loops in the ticket office, shop and cafe, and for guided tours.
Chirk Castle is 7 miles south of Wrexham, 8 miles north of Oswestry and 5 miles from Llangollen. It is clearly signposted from the A5 and A483. From the A5 proceed 1 mile to Chirk village, the entrance to the estate is 2 miles west of Chirk village. Please note: When you arrive by car at the white iron Davies gates please continue to your right. The entrance to the estate is 1.4 miles further on. Mae Castell y Waun 7 milltir i'r de o Wrecsam, 8 milltir i'r gogledd o Groesoswallt a 5 milltir o Langollen. Mae arwyddion clir iddo o'r A5 a'r A483. O'r A5 ewch 1 milltir i bentref y Waun, mae'r fynedfa i'r ystâd 2 filltir i'r gorllewin o bentref y Waun. Sylwch: Pan fyddwch chi'n cyrraedd mewn car at giatiau gwyn haearn Davies, parhewch i'r dde. Mae mynedfa'r stad 1.4 milltir ymhellach ymlaen.
Parking: The car park is at Home Farm. Please enter via the ticket office - the entrance to the castle is 200 yards (via steep hill). Mae'r maes parcio yn Home Farm. Ewch i mewn drwy'r swyddfa docynnau - mae'r fynedfa i'r castell 200 llath (i fyny allt serth).
Sat Nav: When you get to Chirk please follow signs instead of your SatNav as this can take you the wrong way. Pan fyddwch chi'n cyrraedd y Waun dilynwch yr arwyddion yn lle'ch sat nav oherwydd gall fynd â chi'r ffordd anghywir.
There are permitted footpaths from Chirk village year-round and from Offa's Dyke Path (April to October only). Entrance and exit drives provide walking access, both are a similar distance - approx. 1½ miles to Home Farm ticket office. Please follow signs to go to the Ticket Office before walking up to the castle and gardens. Mae llwybrau troed o bentref y Waun ar agor trwy’r flwyddyn ac o Lwybr Clawdd Offa (Ebrill i Hydref yn unig). Mae’r fynedfa ac allanfa yn darparu mynediad cerdded, mae'r ddau’n bellter tebyg - tua 1½ milltir i swyddfa docynnau Home Farm. Dilynwch yr arwyddion i fynd i’r Swyddfa Docynnau cyn cerdded i fyny at y castell a’r gerddi.
Chirk Station is on the Shrewsbury to Chester line. From Chirk train station it is ¼ mile to the gates of the estate, and 1½ miles in total to the castle. See directions on foot for more details. Mae Gorsaf y Waun ar linell Amwythig i Gaer. O orsaf dren y Waun mae'n ¼ milltir i gatiau'r ystâd, ac 1½ milltir i gyd i'r castell. Gweler y cyfarwyddiadau ar droed am ragor o fanylion.
The Arriva 2/A bus route from Wrexham to Oswestry will drop off in Chirk Village near the train station. Mae llwybr bws Arriva 2/A o Wrecsam i Groesoswallt yn stopio ym Mhentref y Waun ger yr orsaf drenau.
Chirk Castle is situated close to the Llangollen Canal, near Chirk Aqueduct. Limited mooring is available near to Chirk Tunnel, from there walk towards Chirk village. It is approx. 1 mile to the estate gates, and 2 ½ miles in total to the ticket office and castle entrance. Mae Castell y Waun yn agos at Gamlas Llangollen, ger Traphont Ddŵr y Waun. Mae angorfa cyfyngedig ar gael ger Twnnel y Waun, ac oddi yno cerddwch tuag at bentref y Waun. Mae'n tua. 1 filltir i gatiau'r stad, a 2 ½ milltir i gyd i'r swyddfa docynnau a mynedfa'r castell.
The 480-acre estate can be a great place to explore with your pooch whatever the weather. Find out more about where you can take your dog and where you can stop for a tasty treat.
Explore medieval history and more, with group and school visits to Chirk Castle in Wales.
Take a look at the map of Chirk Castle to help plan your visit.
A 13th-century Marcher castle, that from 1595 became the home of the Myddelton family for over 400 years.
5.5 acres of award-winning garden, including manicured lawns, clipped yews, and stunning views over the Cheshire and Shropshire plains.
480 acres of working parkland and important nature habitats, featuring ancient veteran trees, wildflower meadows and part of Offa’s Dyke.
A predominately 18th-century model farm, with stable and threshing barn, that now houses our ticket office, shop, bookshop and visitor facilities.
Located in the castle’s historic kitchens, the café serves hot and cold drinks, snacks, cream teas and light meals.
Located at Home Farm, the shop sells gifts, plants, garden decorations and tools, toys and local food products. We also have a second-hand bookshop.
One play area at Home Farm with natural wooden equipment.
There's lots of fun to be had at Chirk Castle to keep little ones running, playing and learning no matter what time of year.
Indulge your senses and refresh your spirit with a gentle wander amongst the scents and seasonal colours of the rare shrubs and flowers in this lovely five-and-a-half acre garden.
Take a walk around Chirk's fascinating 480-acre parkland, and discover a working landscape full of ancient trees, wild flowers, birds and bugs.
An easy circular walk among the woodlands and open fields surrounding Chirk Castle in Wrexham, Wales.
A 3-mile circular walk from Chirk Castle, taking in a small section of Offa's Dyke path and passing the site of the Battle of Crogen.
This moderate 1.2-mile walk takes you up onto an area known as the Old Golf, with a memorable view of Chirk Castle halfway around.
Visit our tea-room and enjoy homemade cakes that are baked daily, using the freshest ingredients. Or visit the gift shop which is packed with handmade treats and souvenirs.
At the top of Offa’s Dyke this 1930s villa is in a great spot for exploring nearby Chirk Castle.
Explore the grounds of a 700 year-old castle when you stay in this traditional Welsh cottage.
Close to Chirk Castle with walking trails all around, this pretty stone cottage has an enclosed garden.
A stark symbol of power, the construction of Chirk Castle began around 1295 during the reign of the conquering Edward I in order to subdue the last princes of Wales. Built on an outcrop above the meeting point of the Rivers Dee and Ceiriog, the castle, with its imposing silhouette, was a brooding statement of English intent in these disputed lands.
Chirk Castle was purchased by grocer, sugar trader and privateer Sir Thomas Myddelton in 1595, and was inherited through the Myddelton family line. With over 700 years of history, and as the last castle from this period still lived in today, Chirk Castle has lavish interiors and a beautiful and eclectic collection.
The interior includes a 17th-century Long Gallery, grand parade of three 18th-century State Rooms with rich furniture, paintings and tapestries, the unique servants' hall, and the Chapel Music room furnished to display Chirk Castle’s connections to high society in the 1920s and 1930s.
The award-winning gardens cover 5.5 acres of manicured lawns, clipped yews, herbaceous borders, beautiful rose, shrub and rock gardens, and the wooded pleasure ground – perfect for a stroll. Don't miss the terrace overlooking the 18th-century ha-ha at the bottom of the garden, with stunning views over the Cheshire and Salop plains.
Chirk Castle has over 480 acres of estate parkland for you to explore, with sheep, cattle, veteran trees, wildflower meadows and a beautifully preserved section of Offa’s Dyke. The estate is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an important habitat for rare invertebrates, bats, fungi, and wild flowers.
Chirk Castle was never planned as a family home. It was one of several medieval Marcher fortresses along the Welsh-English border, built to keep the Welsh under English rule.
Chirk Castle are delighted to have received a grant from Cadwyn Clwyd to create a Mindful Meadow at Chirk Castle working in partnership with local groups to contribute to its design and creation.
0.65 hectares of SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) at Chirk Castle has been improved for people and nature as National Trust Cymru team up with a range of organisations and local charities to create a new Mindful Meadow, where people can connect to nature, improving their health and wellbeing.
An exquisite portrait of Lady Margaret Myddelton and a portrait of Robert Myddelton-Biddulph which were both previously at Chirk, go on display for the first time. The portraits were gifted by the late Lady Aird, daughter of Lady Margaret Myddelton.
We have purchased collections belonging to the Myddelton family and spanning over four hundred years of their time at Chirk Castle. Around three hundred historically important items have been transferred to our care, where they will remain forever, for everyone’s enjoyment.
Three generations of the Williams family come together to plant a rare sapling at Chirk Castle, a sapling grafted from the Pontfadog Oak which stood during Owain Gwynedd’s defeat of the English and featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘widest tree in Great Britain’.