Chirk is approximately 27 miles away and is a drive of just under an hour.
The castle is open daily between February and November, except on Mondays and Tuesdays. The castle is also open on Bank Holidays and on Tuesdays throughout July and August.
Chirk Castle is a 700 year old marcher fortress, which commands fine views over the surrounding countryside. It was built in the late 13th century by Roger Mortimer, Justice of North Wales for Edward 1. The castle was sold for 5,000 UK pounds to Sir Thomas Myddelton in 1595 and his descendants continue to live in part of the castle today. There is lots to visit including dungeons and delightful gardens. Also has a nice café.