Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle (Public Domain Image)

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches.

In 1282 when the English King Edward I defeated Llywelyn ap Gruffydd (also known as Llywelyn the Last, and grandson of Llywelyn the Great) he established the new Marcher Lordship of Chirklands.

The Chirklands were granted to Roger Mortimer in recognition of his service in King Edward’s wars against the Welsh and Scottish. He built Chirk Castle in the late 13th century to guard the Dee and Ceiriog valleys and as the local administrative centre.

Chirk Castle Courtyard (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license)
Chirk Castle Courtyard (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license)

As a Wedding Venue

Wedding ceremonies can be held in the Castle’s Chapel or Hawk House (a thatched, open-fronted garden house within the Castle’s gardens).

Address

Chirk Castle, Chirk. LL14 5AF

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Opening hours

  • Monday
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Opening times are for the Estate.
The garden and shop are open from 10:00 - 17:00.

These are the peak summer opening times.
Other times may vary. For full details please visit the National Trust website.

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