Chirk, Wrexham, Wales

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle (Welsh: Castell y Waun) is a Grade I listed castle that was built in 1295 by Roger Mortimer de Chirk, uncle of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March. It was constructed as part of King Edward I's chain of fortresses across the north of Wales. It guards the entrance to the Ceiriog Valley. It is now in the care of the National Trust.


The castle is reputedly haunted by an apparitions of a lady in green which was witnessed by a child, the figure of a man in brown-coloured clothing, two soldiers carrying a third on a stretcher (although it is not specified from what era); the sounds of children running up and down corridors; and the touch of invisible tiny hands; and the occasional movement of objects.


Pictured left is the main entrance courtesy of Akke.

Chirk Castle,



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For further information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

Chirk (Welsh: Y Waun, meaning The Moor) is a small town in the Wrexham County Borough, Wales.

It is situated between Wrexham and Oswestry.

Pictured is Chirk Castle courtesy of Trevor Rickard. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.