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Cardiff Castle

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Address: Castle St., Cardiff CF10 3RB, Wales
Phone Number: 029-2087-8100
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Description: Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect...
Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect William Burges.
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Good half day visit

Good way to spend half a day, enough to look at and find out about, including the audio description machines in the admission price help too

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good way to spend half a day, enough to look at and find out about, including the audio description machines in the admission price help too

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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Cardiff, the castle is a great experience to truly capture the heart of Cardiff's history. The castle is beautiful and shows aspects of different eras such as the medieval period and the modern times. Its a great eye opener to the Welsh history.

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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The castle is a beautiful sight to see. I added the additional guided tour of the tower which included beautiful sights and information not seen in the regular admission. The castle apartments are gorgeous and shouldn't be missed!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Accessible by train, a few minutes walk from Cardiff Central Station. There were many beautifully kept room, demonstrating an imaginative interior design by its owners. It is free to Cardiff citizen.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

An interesting castle, with a great Gothic style Victorian manor house on the premises, but unfortunately only a small portion of the rooms were open for visitors. However those who go on guided tours, are allowed to see many more rooms of the manor. Overall a fairly great visit for the whole family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went round the whole castle, saw the grounds, loved the caste in the middle with the moat, done the archery and saw the weapons, let us have a go on them too. All the people played their part well and made sure we enjoyed an learnt something. Fab afternoon here

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Right in the city centre, so it is close by everything else that you may be interested in seeing whilst there. If you like history, or have children, it will be perfect and educational. You can even have a picnic on the grounds outside if the weather is nice too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice for a couple of hours. Lots of steep steps to go up and down though. Lovely views across Cardiff.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Centre point of the great City of Cardiff. Excellent visitors centre with displays and the castles history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited to see the Manics perform The Holy Bible in full. We've been to Cardiff Castle once before previously. It's a beautiful setting in the middle of a city. You can easily spend a few hours looking around and relaxing in the grounds. Without a gig to entertain, it was a fine place to visit. With a gig, it... More 

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