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Chirk  (Welsh: Y Waun) is a town in the county of Wrexham, North Wales.
Chirk is on the A5 London to Holyhead trunk road, close to its junction with the A483 Swansea to Chester road.
Chirk Station is on the the Shrewsbury to Chester line.
Chirk Marina is located on the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.
- Chirk Castle, ☎ 01691 777701 ([email protected], fax: 01691 774706), . 11am - 5pm (4pm Oct-Feb). Closed Mondays. Closed Tuesdays except Jul-Aug. Limited weekend only opening in winter. This magnificent late-13th century castle is the last of its era in Wales still to be lived in. Look out for the imposing wrought iron gates. Apart from the castle itself, the gardens are a popular visitor attaraction in their own right. £8 adult, £4 child. Reduced prices for garden-only admission.
- The massive Chirk and Pontcysyllte Aquaducts, built in the late 18th Century by Thomas Telford to carry the Shropshire Union Canal across the Dee and Ceiriog rivers.
- The Ceiriog Valley (Dyffryn Ceiriog). This beautiful valley follows the Afon Ceiriog river from its source in the Berwyn Mountains, 18 miles to its confluence with the River Dee at Chirk. Former UK Prime Minister (from 1916-22) David Lloyd-George described the valley as A little bit of heaven on Earth, and it has changed little since his time. Despite its proximity to the A5, one of the main tourist routes into North Wales, the valley is little-known and rarely visited.
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