National Trust – Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle is the only one of Edward I’s marcher fortresses still inhabited today. The area of the castle with the most visually original features is the West Range, where visitors can still explore the Adam Tower, complete with its two-level dungeons, medieval garderobes (toilets) and murder holes.

On most days visitors can meet our castle garrison who will be happy to demonstrate weapons, allow you to feel the weight of the armour, and even take our younger visitors through a pike drill so they can defend the castle – be careful you’re not put in the stocks!