Chirk Castle

In a nutshell

An imposing medieval fortress near Wrexham, Chirk Castle has dungeons, murder holes and State Rooms. Outside are gardens, a play area and acres to explore.


Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF

Contact details

Tel: 01691 777701

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

All ages, Schools and Groups

Price guide

Prices vary

(free admission to estate only)

Chirk Castle details...

Plan a day out with the kids in North Wales at Chirk Castle, a magnificent medieval fortress near Wrexham. Chirk was built between 1295 and 1310 by Roger Mortimer, who served Edward I and then Edward II. Step back to the past as you explore the Adam Tower and spot the dungeons and murder holes. Encourage the kids to imagine what daily life in medieval times must have been like.

Since the end of the 16th century the fortress has been an elegant family home and is still inhabited today. Wander through furnished rooms, admire the State Rooms and learn about the lives of the families who have lived there. Outside are glorious gardens, woodland, acres of parkland for family walks and an outdoor play area at Home Farm with natural wooden equipment.

Please see the National Trust’s website for more information.

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