Chirk Castle Walk
Explore the gardens an wider estate surrounding this 13th century castle in Wrexham.
The estate is a mixture of pasture and woodland and covers 460 acres with a number of well maintained footpaths to follow. The award-winning gardens cover 5.5 acres with lawns, herbaceous borders, rose, shrub and rock gardens, and a wooded pleasure ground. From the terrace overlooking the 18th century ha-ha there are stunning views over the Cheshire and Salop plains.
You can extend your walking in the area by heading east from the castle and trying the Chirk to Llangollen Canal Walk. This passes the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct where you can also pick up the Panorama Walk which will take you up to the lovely World's End.
PostcodeLL14 5AF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Chirk Castle Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Chirk Castle Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Chirk Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Chirk Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The on site courtyard cafe is a lovely place for refreshments after your walk. There's a good range of snacks and meals with some outdoor seating for finer days.
The expansive estate is great for dog walking but it's advised to keep them on leads.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Chirk train station is a short distance from the castle so it's quite easy to come by public transport if you prefer. The station is on the Shrewsbury to Chester Line 21 miles (34 km) north of Shrewsbury. There is an hourly northbound service to Holyhead via Wrexham General and Chester. There's also an hourly southbound service to Shrewsbury.
In Chirk you can continue your walking by picking up a nice waymarked walking trail along the River Ceiriog. If you follow it west it links up with the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail. You could follow this epic trail north to visit Warren Wood, just to the west of the castle. Head south and it will take you to Selattyn Hill.