A National Trust Grade I listed castle, near Wrexham. Chirk Castle is a 700 year old marcher fortress, commanding fine views over the surrounding countryside. It was built in the late 13th century by Roger Mortimer, Justice of North Wales for Edward 1. It was sold to Sir Thomas Myddelton in 1595 and his descendants continue to live in part of the castle today. The magnificent baroque iron gates are dated 1719 and bear the coat-of-arms of the Myddelton family. Check the National Trust website for opening.