To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

You are here: Things to Do > Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Add Cardiff Castle to your Itinerary

Cardiff Castle

Click to enlarge images below:

Contact Details

Castle Street
CF10 3RB

Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 8100

Fax: +44 (0)29 2023 1417

In the heart of the capital city is Cardiff Castle, a truly remarkable site with a history that spans over 2000 years. Roman soldiers slept here, noble knights held court here, and the Bute family, with extraordinary wealth and vision, transformed the Castle into a romantic Victorian fantasy.

‘Eccentric genius’ architect William Burges was given free rein to create the amazingly lavish and opulent interiors; each breathtaking room rich with murals, stained glass, gilding and superb craftsmanship.

Recent developments include the opening of the Wartime Shelters, an evocative re-creation of a bygone era when the Castle’s tunnels were used as a place of refuge during the Second World War air raids.

For an alternative night out, book a traditional Welsh Banquet for your family, friends or office. This is a relaxed and fun evening of Welsh food, wine and music, in either the 15th century Undercroft or the Interpretation Centre. Banquets are held every Friday night from June to November but must be booked in advance.

Your daytime visit to Cardiff Castle includes:

• Interpretation Centre with exhibition and film presentation
• A selection of the magnificent Castle Apartments or upgrade to a Premium Tour (extra charge) to see more of the wonderful interiors
• The Norman Keep
• Magnificent walkways around the Castle Battlements
• Wartime Shelters
• Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
• Free audio guide
• Free guided tours of the Wartime Shelters or Norman Keep
• Gift shop and café

A Family Friendly Visit...

• Stay and play area with hands-on art and craft activities, puppet theatre and child sized costumes
• Family trail booklet full of quizzes and questions
• Free children’s audio guide
• Buggy parking
• Baby changing facilities
• Food and milk warming service in café
• Children’s meals
• Highchair in café

Cardiff Castle Season Ticket - Up-grade your admission ticket on the day for £5 (Adults) and £3 (Children) and get free admission to the Castle for 12 months plus a host of other benefits. Visitors will need to up-grade their tickets on the day. Ask at the Castle Ticket Office on 029 2087 8100 or visit

Also If you live or work in Cardiff you can apply for a Castle Key which gives free entry to the Castle for 3 years. There is an administration charge of £5 to join the Castle Key scheme. This is to cover the cost of cards, equipment and staff. The scheme will be free for children and Cardiff Council Max Active Card Holders.


  • VAQAS WTB Attraction
VAQAS WTB Attraction


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Castle & House Ticket - Adult Family*£44.00 per ticket type
Castle & House Ticket - Senior Family**£40.00 per ticket type
Castle & House Tour - Child 5-16***£11.00 per ticket type
Castle & House Tour - Senior & Student£13.00 per ticket type
Castle & House Tour - Adult£15.00 per ticket type
Castle Ticket - Adult£12.00 per ticket type
Castle Ticket - Adult Family*£36.00 per ticket type
Castle Ticket - Child 5-16***£9.00 per ticket type
Castle Ticket - Senior & Student£10.50 per ticket type
Castle Ticket - Senior Family**£33.00 per ticket type

* Adult Family (2 Adults 2 Children)
** Senior Family (2 Seniors 2 Children)
***Children aged 16 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

Your Castle Ticket includes:
• Free audio guide
• Stunningly decorated rooms in the House
• Medieval Keep
• World War II Shelters
• Roman Wall
• Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
• Film show

Adding a House Tour includes:
All elements of the Castle Ticket PLUS a 50 minute guided tour of additional Castle apartments with an expert guide.

What's Nearby

  1. Cardiff Animal Wall

    The Animal Wall is one of the most delightful and photographed historic features in Cardiff. It was...

    0.1 miles away
  2. St John the Baptist Parish Church

    This is the oldest church in the city centre and apart from parts of Cardiff Castle is said to be...

    0.12 miles away
  3. Bute Park & Arboretum

    Bute Park & Arboretum is 56 hectares of mature parkland easily accessible from the city centre....

    0.13 miles away
  1. The Cardiff Story

    The Cardiff Story is the first museum where Cardiffians and visitors alike can see the story of the...

    0.15 miles away
  2. Cardiff Tourist Information Centre

    The Cardiff Tourist Information Centre, in the beautiful and historic Old Library building is where...

    0.18 miles away
  3. Millennium Stadium

    Explore the magnificent Millennium Stadium, one of the UK's top event and sporting venues and an...

    0.21 miles away
  4. St David's Hall

    St David's Hall presents a multitude of live entertainment, including pop, rock, folk, jazz, rhythm...

    0.22 miles away
  5. New Theatre

    Built in 1906, the New Theatre is Cardiff's oldest surviving theatre. Situated in the city centre,...

    0.26 miles away
  6. National Museum Cardiff

    Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today the National Museum houses Wales’s...

    0.31 miles away
  7. Cardiff Central Library

    Conveniently located in the City Centre, Cardiff’s award-winning Central Library is more than a...

    0.34 miles away
  8. Martin Tinney Gallery

    Martin Tinney Gallery was established in Cardiff in 1989 and is now considered to be one of Wales’...

    0.39 miles away
  9. Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

    Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is located in the heart of Cardiff, and provides a focus for business and...

    0.42 miles away
  10. The Red Dragon Centre

    Where Cardiff eats, drinks, and plays. Boasting a 12-screen cinema home to the only digital IMAX...

    1.25 miles away
  11. Wales Millennium Centre

    Theatres, galleries, restaurants, bars, shops, free entertainment and behind the scenes tours - all...

    1.38 miles away
  12. Cardiff Bay Tourist Information

    Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre is located in the foyer of Wales Millennium Centre in Bute Place. The...

    1.39 miles away
  13. Techniquest

    Where can you launch a rocket, fire a giant pop gun, and study a colony of ants…all in one day? ...

    1.43 miles away
Previous Next

Things To Do

Search Things to Do



Cardiff - City of Opportunity

My itinerary

Collect items of interest from this site in your itinerary. Click any item with 'Add to my itinerary' next to it, then save, print or send your itineraries.