Note: Opening times will vary due to Cardiff Castle hosting many large music and other events throughout summer 2023. Check their website for exact times for your visit.
Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance.
Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital. At once a Roman fort, Norman stronghold and Victorian Gothic masterpiece, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairy-tale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.
The Castle you see today, in the heart of the capital city, is at once a Roman fort, an impressive Norman castle and an extraordinary Victorian Gothic fantasy palace, created for one of the world’s richest men.
In the nineteenth century, art- architect William Burges created a medieval dream-world for the 3rd Marquess of Bute; the results are simply breath-taking with opulent interiors rich with gilding, elaborate wood carving, murals and stained glass. For the ultimate Victorian medieval dream world, see the spectacular fairy-tale apartments, rich with murals, gilding and elaborate wood carvings, stained glass and marble.
With the exposed Roman Wall to view, the medieval Keep to climb and the atmospheric Wartime Shelters to explore, make sure you allow plenty of time for your visit.
Children (5-16): £9.50
Under 5s: FREE
For a small additional fee you can follow in the footsteps of the Bute family, accompanying one of our expert guides on a fascinating and informative tour of the spectacular Victorian living quarters. The tour lasts for approx. 50 minutes and is essential if you’re looking to delve a little deeper in to the history of this amazing building.
If you live or work in Cardiff you can apply for a Castle Key which gives you FREE admission to this world-class heritage attraction for 3 years.
There is an administration charge of £6.50 per Castle Key card issued.
There is no charge for children (under 16)
Situated in the light and spacious castle Visitor Centre, the Castle Cafe offers a selection of hot meals, sandwiches, daily chef’s specials and sweet treats, plus a range of coffees and blends of tea.
The Castle Gift Shop features an eclectic selection of beautiful gifts and keepsakes, inspired by the Castle collections.
A concessionary ticket is available for disabled visitors; a single carer may enter free of charge with each disabled visitor. Note that the Castle Apartments contain many steps and spiral staircases and for this reason House Tours are not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs.
HOW TO GET TO CARDIFF CASTLE
There is no on-site parking available, the nearest paid parking is Westgate Street NCP, Castle Mews Pay and Display or Greyfriars NCP.
The nearest bus stops are Castle Stop 1 or Kingsway (GA).
The nearest train stations are Cardiff Central or Cardiff Queen Street.
GET IN TOUCH WITH CARDIFF CASTLE
+44 (0)29 2087 8100
Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB
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