Chirk Castle

    The east front with yew topiary in the Formal Garden at Chirk Castle, Wrexham, in winter. Chirk Castle was built between 1295 and 1310, but the east front was repaired and rebuilt in the seventeenth century.

    Angharad Moran

    Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that’s still lived in today. Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, 17th-century Long Gallery, grand 18th-century state apartments, servants’ hall and historic laundry.


    The award-winning gardens contain clipped yews, herbaceous borders, shrub and rock gardens. A terrace with stunning views looks out over the Cheshire and Salop plains. Meanwhile the parkland provides a habitat for rare invertebrates, wild flowers and contains many mature trees and also some splendid wrought-iron gates, made in 1719 by the Davies brothers.


    Chirk Castle, Chirk LL14 5AF

    Tel: 01691 777 701


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