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Chirk Castle

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First a small niggle if you are expecting an all guns blazing medieval castle with turrets... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bryan P
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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We visited on 11.11.18 and the flag was at half mast for Armistice Day. Dave showed us round behind... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 28, 2015

This was our first visit to Chirk Castle and certainly won't be the last! What an intriguing place! Medieval dungeons, fifteen foot thick walls, long gallery, etc. contrasting with the faded elegance of the 20s and a pastiche of Pugin! We took the guided tour...More

7  Thank Sue00do
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Reviewed September 27, 2014

Chirk castloe is stunning andI was looking forward to seeing inside. We were disappointed because, although the grounds and parts of the castle were open when we attended, the apartments and chapel did not open until 12.00. When buying our tickets at 11.15am, no one...More

4  Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First a small niggle if you are expecting an all guns blazing medieval castle with turrets ( although there are small ones) draw bridge etc this isn't for you it's more a castle come stately home. What it is,is a beautiful place to spend the...More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 5 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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

1  Thank Gareth F
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 3 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 4 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
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July 15, 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
May 30, 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
May 20, 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