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Chirk Castle

The National Trust-owned Chirk Castle is a 700-year-old jewel hidden in the heart of the Welsh countryside, dominating the horizon from its position at the meeting point of the rivers Dee and Ceiriog.

Built by King Edward 1 and completed in 1310, it is the only Welsh castle built during this era still occupied today. The rooms inside the castle have been reworked, refurbished and redecorated to suit the tastes of the people who have lived there over the years. Thus, an exploration of the interior of the castle is a trip back in time through the history of Wales itself, from the 17th century splendour of the Long Hall to the 1920s chic of the East Wing.

Highlights of any visit to Chirk Castle include the chance to explore the medieval castle, complete with dungeons and “murder holes”, through which soldiers defending the castle could pour boiling oil down onto those attacking it. You can also try on a traditional suit of armour and take part in a drill.

The rooms in the castle occupied by the Myddelton family through the years present an exhibition of fine furnishings, ornaments and art dating back over 400 years, while the servants’ quarters allow you to experience the harshness of life below the stairs in medieval Chirk Castle.

In the family activity room your kids can play with traditional toys and try on costumes from through the ages, while the 18th century woodland surrounding the castle is packed with scenic walks, geocaching trails and hands-on den building activities.


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Moreton Park Lodge

Moreton Park Lodge

Nr Oswestry, Wrexham
4.2
of 5, from 32 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Gobowen, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Chirk Castle, Park Hall The Countryside Experience, and Pontcysyllte Aquaduct. Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway are also within 9 mi (15 km).

£74
Lion Quays Hotel & Spa

Lion Quays Hotel & Spa

Moreton, Oswestry
3.9
of 5, from 9 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Gobowen, this spa hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Park Hall The Countryside Experience and within 6 mi (10 km) of Chirk Castle and Pontcysyllte Aquaduct. Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway are also within 9 mi (15 km).

£58
Bryn Howel Hotel

Bryn Howel Hotel

Trevor, Llangollen
4.0
of 5, from 45 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Denbighshire, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, Llangollen Bridge, and Llangollen Scenic Railway. Llangollen Canal Trail is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

The Mulberry Inn

The Mulberry Inn

Llwynmawr, Ceriog Valley, Denbighshire, Llangollen
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Glyn Ceiriog, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Llangollen Bridge, Llangollen Scenic Railway, and Llangollen Canal Trail. Chirk Castle and Valle Crucis Abbey are also within 9 mi (15 km).

£63
Carreg-y-big Farm B & B

Carreg-y-big Farm B & B

Selattyn, Oswestry
4.0
of 5, from 3 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Oswestry, this bed & breakfast is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Park Hall The Countryside Experience and within 12 mi (20 km) of Chirk Castle and Pontcysyllte Aquaduct. Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway are also within 16 mi (25 km).

£64
manorhaus Llangollen

manorhaus Llangollen

Hill Street, Llangollen
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Denbighshire, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Llangollen Bridge, Llangollen Scenic Railway, and Llangollen Canal Trail. Valle Crucis Abbey is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.

£58
Bridge End Hotel

Bridge End Hotel

Mill Street, Llangollen
3.9
of 5, from 42 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Denbighshire, this inn is steps from Llangollen Scenic Railway, Llangollen Bridge, and Llangollen Canal Trail. Valle Crucis Abbey is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

£54
Gales of Llangollen

Gales of Llangollen

18 Bridge Street, Llangollen
3.9
of 5, from 36 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Denbighshire, this inn is steps from Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway. Llangollen Canal Trail and Valle Crucis Abbey are also within 3 mi (5 km).