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Chirk Castle

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Behind the scenes tour

We visited on 11.11.18 and the flag was at half mast for Armistice Day. Dave showed us round behind... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Homely Place

I loved the "lived-in" feel of this castle. As we arrived quite late we were grateful for the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hilary P
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Chirk LL14 5AF, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on 11.11.18 and the flag was at half mast for Armistice Day. Dave showed us round behind the scenes where staff and volunteers work to keep the Castle current, relevant and attractive to visitors. Staff were working towards getting ready for Christmas with...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved the "lived-in" feel of this castle. As we arrived quite late we were grateful for the minibus service to the castle entrance. The driver even waited for us on her last trip down to the car park while we had a quick look...More

Thank Hilary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a barge on the canal and we stopped off in Chirk and thought we would walk to the 'Castle'. Sign post said 1 & a half miles, took 90 mins, and God know how far the driveway was to the 'Castle' it's self. On...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took friends for their first visit. Absolutely loved it, beautiful gardens and plenty to see and do.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a stunning proper castle. Kids and I were cry impressed by the National trust property. Walk around the castle was great, little game for kids to play whilst walking around. Outside to a fabulous courtyard had kids games to play, into the dungeons the...More

Thank hcallen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good castle. Interesting history connected to British Empire trade. Good views. Lovely gardens. Good tea shop in the castle itself. The dungeons are good.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's well worth taking the [free] mini-bus from the entrance shop up the steep hill to the castle, saving a long slog. We enjoyed the guided tour around the castle - included in the entrance fee.

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just on the welsh border is this great castle with fantastic views over Wales and the Shropshire border. Great walks around the castle gardens an woodland walks. Segways around the woodlands an Castle. Events for all the family. Great little cafe in the courtyard serving...More

1  Thank sedge45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another NT gem. Plenty of parking here. The castle is a very interesting walk round with info sheets dotted all over the place and there are also guides which offer further fascinating insights into the history of the place. Photos are allowed inside but no...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a national trust property and comes with all the usual NT shop, guides etc. We were very lucky to come across a particularly good guide who took us round most of the rooms and told us wonderful stories of the family who still...More

1  Thank Sue K
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16 July 2018|
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Response from Hazel D | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know contact the National Trust and they will have the answer
Andy C
30 May 2018|
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Response from Jilly2903 | Reviewed this property |
The current price for an adult is £14 (gift aid) or £12.60 (standard) to visit the whole property. Off-peak prices only applied between 3.2.18 - 9.3.18 and 10.11.18 - 25.11.18 (weekends only) when the state rooms are not... More
20 May 2018|
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Response from Vivienne H | Reviewed this property |
Check out the National Trust website for Chirk Castle. The cost is for the whole experience, castle and garden. As one visitor told me you can get a family ticket for a year for the price of a macdonalds once a month. An... More