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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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I came here with my sons school trip as a helper and thoroughly enjoyed it. My first visit to the castle, a knight show was put on followed by a guided tour. The knight show was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I came here with my sons school trip as a helper and thoroughly enjoyed it. My first visit to the castle, a knight show was put on followed by a guided tour. The knight show was absolutely fantastic and had a class of 30 children and 6 teachers and helpers enthralled throughout. The guided tour also to be recommended. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I absolutely loved this castle visit and was thrilled to go on the Clock Tower Tour - what an amazing privilege this was. Although there is quite a climb the fact that the tour is done in stages means it is not too strenuous unless you have serious knee problems. The guides are very knowledgeable and obviously care for the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Cardiff Castle was wonderful! There are tours or you may go on your own with earphones and electronic device. The entire history is covered from early days to current times. There is a nice gift shop and lovely café. There is also a museum on the property about the Welch army.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Walked to the castle as it wasn't far from the hotel we were staying in, cost us £12 which was a good price. Enjoyed walking round and listening to the history of the castle. Would def recommend.

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place is over the top. Beautiful grounds, absolutely Gorgeous Castle. Well worth the time to explore. We had a wonderful tour guide through the castle. Very ornate !!

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Drogheda, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

They had world war 2 bomb shelters. Very amusing. great castle and reconstructed walls and a great clock tower

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved our visit to the castle but was disappointed to have to pay extra to see other rooms,it wasn't cheap to enter the castle so shouldn't have to pay the extra,

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Suffolk
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to the castle. Very busy on the tower steps with foreign students, in fact a little unsafe at times I would say. Good value, and although we didn't on this occasion, I would pay the extra for guides and access to other rooms. Stunning interior.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable place to visit. Climbing the Norman keep is recommended but isn't easy if, like me you're out of shape. It is worth the climb if you can manage the incredibly steep stairs.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to visit Super value for money day out,I have been here many times and hope to go back soon.

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