Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that is still lived in today – it has been continuously inhabited for the last 700 years.
Features from this long history include the medieval tower and dungeon, 17th century Long Gallery, grand 18th century state apartments, servants’ hall, and historic laundry.
This imposing Marcher fortress with its round towers commands views over nine counties. Its gardens – once voted the best in the National Trust – contain clipped yews, herbaceous borders, and shrub and rock gardens.
The parkland provides a habitat for rare invertebrates, wild flowers, and contains many mature trees. Also some splendid wrought-iron gates made in 1719 by the Davies brothers.