Please note: This house does not offer free entry to Historic House members.
For alternative options please see other opening options.

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Overview

A fine Grade II* house, built in 1612 by Sir Edward Trevor overlooking the Ceiriog Valley on the Wales/Shropshire border, which was then extended in the early 1800s.

The impressive great hall, which was once an open courtyard, was enclosed and extensive wings and a conservatory added in the early 1800s by Charlotte, Viscountess Dungannon who also added a range of gothic features and follies including various gate lodges and a double-walled kitchen garden (now sadly derelict but plans are underway to restore it) with an unusual tunnelled entrance. Some of the features of her design are recorded in a historic book of drawings, plans and sketches giving a fascinating glimpse of the thoughts and ideas that led to her final designs. The original Jacobean oak-panelled hall still remains, giving a glimpse of the original house.

Recent projects include restoring the west garden with its formal beds and large herbaceous borders and the ornamental shrubbery with mature redwoods and a variety of new and old rhododendrons.


Opening
Opening

Open by Private Tour only.

Find Us
Find us

From the main street through the middle of Chirk Village, turn into Trevor Road which is located down the side of the large church. Continue past houses on the right hand side, until you reach a left hand bend. On this bend, turn right through the main black and gold estate gates. This is the Gate Lodge and the main entrance to Brynkinalt. Travel for three quarters of a mile, passing over a small stone bridge and then a larger bridge over the by-pass. You will reach a fork in the drive where you will see a signpost directing left to the Business Centre. Do not take this left but carry straight on and follow the drive to the front of the house.

Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours are £17.50 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Forthcoming Tours

9 Dec 2020
10AM - 12PM | £17.50

Tour Overview

Learn about the history of Brynkinalt on a private tour of the house by a member of the Trevor family. The tour covers the formal rooms of the house and family history. Visitors are also welcome to explore the formal west garden and ornamental woodland shrubbery.

Visitors are welcome to explore the formal garden and ornamental woodland shrubbery on their own after the tour. Our stunning Rhododendrons will hopefully be in full bloom for visitors on the May and early June dates. The beautiful roses and large herbaceous and mixed beds in our West Garden are something to look forward to for later dates!

Tour duration

2 hours

Tour prices

£17.50

Refreshments

tea, coffee and homemade biscuits/cake.

Access notes

Ground floor only within house. Gravel & grass paths in west garden, rougher grass paths and some slopes in shrubbery.

Restrictions

No dogs except guide dogs.

 


Opening
Opening

Open by Private Tour only.

Find Us
Find us

From the main street through the middle of Chirk Village, turn into Trevor Road which is located down the side of the large church. Continue past houses on the right hand side, until you reach a left hand bend. On this bend, turn right through the main black and gold estate gates. This is the Gate Lodge and the main entrance to Brynkinalt. Travel for three quarters of a mile, passing over a small stone bridge and then a larger bridge over the by-pass. You will reach a fork in the drive where you will see a signpost directing left to the Business Centre. Do not take this left but carry straight on and follow the drive to the front of the house.

Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours are £17.50 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.

Other opening


Brynkinalt's history and features

Brynkinalt has been home to the Trevor Family since it was built in 1612 by Sir Edward Trevor and generations of Trevors and their families have worked hard since to maintain the beautiful Grade II* house, located on the Wales/Shropshire border. The Trevors are direct descendants of a union which took place in 942 between Tudor Trevor, King of Gloucester, and Angharad, daughter of Howel Dda, King of Wales.

The family are also descendants of Llewellyn the Great, Prince of Wales (1194-1240), and the Kings of Ireland, and the present Prince of Wales inherits his most recent Welsh and Irish blood through the Trevor Family. The family includes several renowned characters including Sir John Trevor who was one of the few Welsh Speakers in the history of the House of Commons to date. The Duke of Wellington’s mother was also a Trevor and the Duke used to visit his grandmother here and accompanied her to nearby Llangollen to see the now infamous Ladies of Llangollen.