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Visit Chirk Castle car-free

It’s easy to visit Chirk Castle car-free.

Walks to the castle grounds take 5 minutes from Chirk train station, or 10 from the village. It’s then about 25 minutes’ walk to the castle.

Scenic train lines run to Chirk from: Birmingham (90 mins), Cardiff (2.5 hrs), Chester (30 mins, change from Crewe or Manchester), Holyhead (2.5 hrs), Shrewsbury (20 mins), Wolverhampton (70 mins) and Wrexham (change from Bidston in Wirral).

Buses run from: Gobowen (10 mins), Llanarmon (25 mins), Llangollen (30 mins), Oswestry (20 mins), Welshpool (75 mins), Wrexham (20 mins) and further afield.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy a free hot drink with a valid train ticket, bus ticket or bike helmet.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses. Find the best bus tickets for you.

Scenic train lines run between Chester and Shrewsbury via Chirk.

Pretty bus route T12 runs from Wrexham and Oswestry.

Cycle path National Route 84 goes along near the canal from Llangollen. Surrounding roads have a 20mph speed limit, but no cycle lanes. Bike racks will be installed at Chirk Castle soon. Plan your cycle route here.

Footpaths cross the Chirk Castle wider estate – see trails on the National Trust website and Wrexham website. Here’s a map of the Chirk Castle entrances.

Chirk Castle is also on the National Trail Offa’s Dyke footpath, which passes through the West of the grounds (with free access to the grounds from April to October). There are entrances here at Castle Mill on bus route 64 and here.

North Wales Castles Trail goes from Chirk train station around the South of the castle grounds. Maelor Way also starts along the South of the castle grounds.

Taxis can be booked ahead with: B&L – 01691 776444 or Cabs are Here – 01691 773130.

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About Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle in Wrexham is a 700-year-old Medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches. Construction began in 1295 and from 1595, it became the home of the Myddelton family for more than 400 years.

The castle has 5.5 acres of award-winning garden, including manicured lawns, clipped yews, and stunning views over the Cheshire and Shropshire plains.

Located in 480 acres of working parkland, the estate is home to important nature habitats, featuring ancient veteran trees, wildflower meadows and part of Offa’s Dyke. There are several trails visitors can enjoy.

Visitors can also explore the castle staterooms which have a beautiful and eclectic collection. The interior includes a 17th century Long Gallery, grand parade of three 18th century State Rooms with rich furniture, paintings and tapestries and the Chapel music room.
The castle courtyard is home to the tearoom where visitors can tuck into a range of delicious hot food and drinks. It also houses the Adam Tower, Dungeon and Servants’ Hall.

The ticket office can be found at the bottom of the hill at Home Farm where there is also a shop, bookshop and visitor facilities. Here you’ll also find an outdoor play area for children. A minibus can take visitors up the steep hill to the castle.

For any queries about visiting contact Chirk Castle on 01691777701 or chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF. Visit Website