Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle: Hours, Address, Chirk Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Chirk Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Old_Waspy
Ilminster, UK1,746 contributions
Lovely grounds with fabulous views
Oct 2021
We had never heard of this castle before and so thought it would make an interesting visit which proved to be the case. With extensive gardens and the interior of the castle to view, there was plenty to see and enjoy. We were lucky with the weather and able to take in the fabulous views. The interior of the castle contained several narrow stairways and bumpy floors which would not be suitable for those with mobility issues. There were ample information boards explaining the history of each room with some volunteers on hand to answer questions. The only negative was the café seating, it was very limited inside and no one had bothered to wipe down the many chairs and tables outside which had been made wet from rain the previous day. Some customers had wiped down tables and chairs themselves and staff came out to collect the used crockery but seemed totally oblivious to the fact that many tables and chairs remained unused due to being wet with several customers standing around with their teas. That aside, the castle is definitely worth a visit.
Written November 27, 2021
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123kazzy
Banbury, UK575 contributions
Great
Nov 2021 • Couples
Went here for a walk.
The gardens are beautiful and we also walked around the wooded area.
The cafe was good & beautiful scone.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written November 13, 2021
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NewZealand-7
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND366 contributions
A brilliant castle
Oct 2021 • Couples
Like the shuttle option on a rainy day.
A lot to see here. Fantastic rooms. Beautiful grounds. Loved it.
Written October 25, 2021
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AshleyG9645
Cannock, UK353 contributions
Well preserved castle with great views
Oct 2021
A lovely well preserved castle with many artefacts. Easy free parking and a gentle up hill walk to the castle. Superb gardens with great views. They do guided tours and have guides on hand in various rooms to give background information. No access to the top of the tower and the dungeons are unspectacular down some very steep and narrow stairs. Food prices in the café are quite high but that is typical of national Trust properties. Overall a good experience and well worth a visit
Written October 25, 2021
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Vicky
Newmarket, UK10 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyable
Oct 2021 • Friends
A great day out. Fantastic gardens and an interesting castle with knowledgeable staff for whom nothing was too much trouble.
Written October 18, 2021
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Charl
Goole, UK158 contributions
Stop Enroute to Wales
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely place. Had a great time exploring the castle and the vast grounds. Would be happy to come again when in the area.
The cafe was very nice and had a good selection of food and drink.
Written October 1, 2021
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Geodd2
Penrith, UK828 contributions
Superb castle and gardens
Sep 2021 • Solo
Another visit to a National Trust property.
Car park quite close to entrance although there is transport if required to the castle entrance.
Some rooms in the castle are undergoing renovation but there is still plenty to see.
Superb gardens and walks.
Written September 27, 2021
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Anthony K
Warwick, UK425 contributions
Castle with royal connections
Aug 2021 • Couples
Well-preserved late 13th century border fortress with a chequered but interesting history. COVID restrictions restrict access to some of the older parts of the castle, but still plenty to enjoy. Good views over surrounding countryside and walks around the estate. Steep hill from car park to castle.
Written September 24, 2021
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Diane H
Maidstone, UK58 contributions
Stunning and majestic
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was our first visit to Chirk Castle as we were staying nearby.

A lovely approach to the castle carpark and easy admittance at the ticket office. We then walked up a fairly steep hill to the castle itself although there is a courtesy minibus. As the staterooms didn't open til mid day we spent time wandering the stunning grounds. Absolutedly beautiful gardens and views with plenty of walks and trails.

Once we entered the castle we weren't disappointed, some gorgeous rooms with amazing artefacts. The dungeon was worth the descent to experience the cold and dark that prisoners endured.

We were inside the castle about 90 minutes in total and spent another 3 hours outside. The cafe in the courtyard served tasty food and drink with chirpy staff. The shop at the entrance/exit had some lovely gifts. Our only criticism... And this seems to be common with National Trust.. Is the lack of information in rooms. If there isn't a room Steward present., And there iften isn't, there is no or very little signage to tell the visitor about the room. Several rooms had portraits in them but there was no indication who they were. Beautiful artwork, porcelain, vases etc.. No idea at all if age or relevance. Photos on pianos of families and again no narrative to go with them. That aside, we lived Chirk Castle, and if we dudnt live 6 hours away it would be a regular day out for us.

Written September 12, 2021
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Lady Traveller P
Wellington, UK152 contributions
Beautiful Castle in lovely location
Aug 2021 • Family
What a lovery place to visit. My Daughter in Law and I visited this beautiful castle on a bank holiday monday. The drive to get there alone was lovely. But when you enter the grounds and drive through the estate lands and eventually arrive at the actual castle it is above expectations. The castle is great. I know the rules on covid have been relaxed, but the guy checking in should really be wearing a mask. He is in close proximity to hundreds of people and is really very vulnerable to catching it and also passing it on. Quiet a few people in the que commented about this.
Another comment to the National Trust is if you are going to run the kiosk in the entrance to serve food. You are putting your staff at risk by leaving one young man on his own. He has to not only prepare and cook food, but make the drinks and take the money. This is totally inexcusable leaving him to deal with all that and customs who are grumpy as well. You are also losing money as it takes so long to serve people. At least 5 to 6 minutes minimum per customer. The amount of people that gave up queuing and walked away was staggering. Who ever is in charge needs a kick up the backside.
Anyhow the place is definitely worth the visit, but it may be worth taking a picnic. When we were there they had an archery club teaching people how to shoot an arrow. That was worth doing. We both enjoyed the experience immensely.
Written August 31, 2021
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