Chirk Castle - National Trust

Chirk Castle - National Trust
Chirk Castle
Chirk
Wrexham
LL14 5AF
Wales

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle

E-mail

chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01691 777701

Education

01691 776310

Fax

01691 774706

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Magnificent 14th-century fortress of the Welsh Marches. Completed in 1310, Chirk’s rather austere exterior belies the comfortable and elegant state rooms inside, with elaborate plasterwork, superb Adam-style furniture, tapestries and portraits. Features from different eras include the medieval tower and dungeon and 18th-century Servants’ Hall. In the formal garden are clipped yews, roses and climbers on the castle wall. Further on the garden is more informal, with a thatched ‘Hawk House’ and rock garden. The shrub garden has a small pool and rare varieties of trees and shrubs. A terrace with stunning views leads to a classical pavilion and 17th-century lime tree avenue. The 18th-century parkland contains many mature trees and elaborate gates, made in 1719 by the Davies brothers. After 400 years of occupation, the house is still lived in by the Myddelton family.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Please contact venue for further information

Admission charges

£6.40, child £3.20, family £15.80.
Groups £5, child £2.50.
Garden only: £4, child £2, family £10. Groups £3.20, child £1.60.

Discounts

  • National Trust
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Bug Bonanza

  • 27 August 2014 11am-3pm

Enjoy the remoteness, beauty and tranquility of the estate whilst hunting for bugs, and check another thing off your 50 Things list!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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50 Things Activity Day

  • 18 October 2014 11am-3pm

Come and tick off the last few things off your 50 Things list.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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