THE National Trust have closed all of their parks and gardens to help restrict the spread of coronavirus.

From Sunday, 22 March, sites including Erddig and Chirk Castle will be closed off to the public until further notice due to the virus pandemic.

A statement made via The National Trust website, read: "We've sadly taken the decision to close our parks and gardens, in addition to our houses, shops and cafés, to help restrict the spread of coronavirus.

"Many of our car parks for countryside and coastal locations will also have to close due to high demand.

"We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing.

"Please do not travel."

Information on which National Trust outdoor places are open can be found at