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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • National Trust

Historical Event, Sat 31 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Battle of Crogen medieval weekend - with Cwmwd Ial

Battle of Crogen medieval weekend - with Cwmwd Ial


Join us for a fascinating look at life in the early medieval period as we welcome re-enacting groups Cwmwd Ial and Les Miles des Marches to Chirk Castle.

Join us to commemorate the Battle of Crogen, which took place in 1165 in the Ceiriog Valley, between the forces of Henry II and the combined forces of the Welsh princes. Local re-enactment group Cwmwd Ial will make an encampment to represent the Welsh forces, and Les Miles des Marches will represent the English forces. Take a look around the different encampments, see the differences in arms and armour, and learn about everyday life in the early medieval period.

Booking not needed.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 31 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019 10:00 to 16:00


Normal admission charges apply.

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Sun 9 Jun Guided Estate Walks


LL14 5AF



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Map reference: SJ 268381  Lat: 52.93529 Long: -3.09053

One mile west of Chirk village off A5. Additional 0.5 mile of private driveway to the castle.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Chirk station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing