National Trust - Chirk Castle, Chirk

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Built in 1295 by Roger Mortimer de Chirk, National Trust - Chirk Castle is part of a chain of fortresses across the north of Wales. This castle also guards the entrance to the Ceiriog Valley. Upon your arrival, you will be in awe of the majestic structure. After exploring the inside, be sure to look around the surroundings. This site is especially notable for the clipped yew hedges, herbaceous rocks, rock gardens, and terraces that compose the 18th-century parkland. The castle is easy to reach by car, or the Chirk railway station is very close by as well. By using our Chirk tour planner, you can arrange your visit to National Trust - Chirk Castle and other attractions in Chirk.
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  • We visited Chirk Castle on our way to North Wales as we are members of the National Trust. After having parked our car we were able to catch the Shuttle Bus to take us up to the castle. From the... 
    We visited Chirk Castle on our way to North Wales as we are members of the National Trust. After having parked our car we were able to catch the Shuttle Bus to take us up to the castle. From the...  more »
  • This castle was the most put together castle I’ve seen at a NT, unfortunately the stairs are a bit too steep for me so I wasn’t able to go to the dungeon or in side to look around properly but the... 
    This castle was the most put together castle I’ve seen at a NT, unfortunately the stairs are a bit too steep for me so I wasn’t able to go to the dungeon or in side to look around properly but the...  more »
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  • Fabulous place! Stopped here as an alternative to services on a long journey and what a treat it was! Easy to park and a takeaway cafe, play area and toilets near the car park which was perfect! Short walk (up a steep hill) to the castle or there is a minibus! The castle didn't open til twelve so we made the most of the fabulous walk as mapped out on the leaflet. The grounds and gardens are stunning. The topiary is fantastic. It made me think of Alice in Wonderland. There is a stunning view at the edge of the gardens. The castle itself has a fascinating history and the volunteers (as ever) were informative and friendly! The cafe is in the courtyard and the tables outside give you a lovely panorama of the castle. There are more toilets here too. Throughly recommended a visit here.
  • The car park is a good size and has disabled spaces. There is a play area next to it to let the children run off some energy. You walk through the kitchen garden and a beautiful picnic area to the castle. The castle is up a steep hill but there is a shuttle bus if you cannot walk it. The castle is stunning with such incredible artifacts and paintings. The rooms are so beautifully decorated and were being restored as we walked through. Then you can walk through the garden which are also lovely. Well maintained with all sorts of flowers in them. Then at the bottom stunning views across the Cheshire planes. There is a national trust cafe which serves the usual tea room food and drink. All the staff are friendly and helpful. National Trust members have free entry. Well worth a visit. Such a wonderful place to spend the day exploring.

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