Caldicot Castle
Caldicot Castle
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Home of Welsh Castle Life: Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castle’s exciting past. Caldicot Castle’s impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park. You will be able to travel through time and discover the home of Welsh castle life, from medieval times to the twentieth century. The castle was developed as a fortress by Royal hands in the Middle Ages and restored as a Victorian family home. The river Nedern winds its way through the park and the wildlife pond is home to a variety of wildfowl.
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  • Ernie H
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good venue
    Actually visited during a military vehicles event hosted within the castle grounds for which it was ideal for. Plenty of parking available and areas surrounding the castle for a picnic. The castle itself is an interesting venue and will have to return to explore the bits that weren't open on the day. As it is free entry to the castle, there is a donation box to help keep the place going. Cafe and toilets on site.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
  • lou181818
    Bath, United Kingdom2,882 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rare to find such a great free part-day out
    Great place with free parking and free entry. Lots of picnic tables inside and outside the castle walls. Also toilets and a shop. Some picnic tables under cover. Views from the top of one of the towers over the Severn. We met for a picnic lunch and was there 11.30-4ish. A usual visit maybe a couple of hours.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Jen V
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day!
    Having lived within 15 miles of Caldicot Castle for over 60 years, and never having visited this place, I visited today. This attraction was clean, tidy and beautifully kept. Free entry and good facilities made it an ideal family visit with exciting places to explore and numerous picnic areas in sun and shade. Plenty of space in the grounds, with areas for walking and games, and a children's playground were entertaining and exciting for all ages. A must see for all who live or stay in the Caldicot area.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Aunty Snazzy
    Somerset, United Kingdom83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gem of a find. Simply quaint, but with everything you need for a quiet, gentile stroll and reflective thinking.
    Visited on our way to Cardiff as wanted somewhere to stop and walk the dog. Beautiful lead up with views of the castle, through lovely surroundings. Excellent parking and toilet facilities. The ruins of the castle are all assessible, and all is well documented about the history of which part you visit. Glorious views from the climb up any of the towers. Small coffee shop on site. Really lovely walks around and about the castle and in the surrounding area. On a dry day, walks are assessible friendly for disabled users.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 23, 2023
  • Patrick O
    Mount Holly, North Carolina1,102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Castle in a Country Park!
    This is a wonderful castle to visit as it is located in a beautiful park where you could have a nice picnic. This castle is well preserved and has a tower you can climb for beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The grounds inside the castle walls are well maintained and very large. Entry is free. There is a gift shop and bathrooms. There are some rooms at the castle to explore including a chapel. The grounds are well maintained and within the castle walls are a lot of picnic tables. This is a wonderful place to visit and the hours posted were Tuesday-Sunday from 11:00-4:00. It is Caldicot Castle and Country Park. Very worthwhile place to visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 29, 2023
  • Fiona H
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day out
    What a wonderful place to go, so much to do and free entry if you are struggling to afford to go out this makes a great outing ( voluntary donations encouraged). Lovely little cafe and a beautiful walk around the castle grounds . Dog friendly .
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 20, 2024
  • Mais
    46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend half a day or so
    We spent about half a day here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was pleasantly shocked by the free parking. It was nice to look around the parts of the castle that you can access and we had a good walk around the ground. Plenty of picnic benches were we enjoyed our lunch. We also took ourselves off for a walk along the coastal path near the bridge.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2024
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Lille, Belgium596 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Caldicot castle was erected in stone by the Bohun family in the twelfth century and modified by Thomas of Woodstock in the fourteenth century. The stronghold was restored in the nineteenth century and has served as private residence and a place for venues ever since.

Entrance to the castle is free but there is very little information about its history and layout.

Visitors have access to the interior of the gatebuilding and two towers but due to refurbishing these lack a medieval feel. The ramparts are inaccessible.

Caldicot castle offers a fine background for a romantic picknick or some idyllic pictures if you happen to pass by but is not a destination by itself.
Written September 24, 2022
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Gareth W
Barry, UK314 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I went to the castle with a few friends and we were very disappounted.
The website stated that the castl was open at 10am but when we arrived at 10:05am a woman in period costume told that the castle was closed to the public as there was a party of school children visiting and ir would not be open to the public until 11am.
It would have been very helpful if a notice stating this could have been posted at the entrance.
Once inside the castle tere was a distinc lack of info re the history of the castle.
When we went to look at the banqueting hall, at the top of some very steep steps, the same woman in costume told us that it was being used by the school childen and so was closed to the public. Again a notice at the bottom of the steps would ave been helpful.
The website staed that there was a cafe on site. This was not the case and all that was available was drink from a machine with nowhere to sit and consume it.
Written April 20, 2024
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Fiona H
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
What a wonderful place to go, so much to do and free entry if you are struggling to afford to go out this makes a great outing ( voluntary donations encouraged). Lovely little cafe and a beautiful walk around the castle grounds . Dog friendly .
Written April 20, 2024
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We visited here with our grandaughter, arriving at 9 on a Saturday morning. This was a bit of a mistake as we thought the cafe would be open but it is actually inside the castle so not open until 11! She played in the excellent park and we did several circuits of the walls to pass the time before the castle doors opened at 11.
We had a good wander round the inside, looking at the various towers, before sitting under the awning and having a most welcome ice cream and coffee. The towers were closed due to Covid but the place was very well kept, staff were friendly and it is a great place to visit for a few hours.
Written July 18, 2021
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK2,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Actually visited during a military vehicles event hosted within the castle grounds for which it was ideal for. Plenty of parking available and areas surrounding the castle for a picnic. The castle itself is an interesting venue and will have to return to explore the bits that weren't open on the day. As it is free entry to the castle, there is a donation box to help keep the place going. Cafe and toilets on site.
Written May 27, 2023
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Aunty Snazzy
Somerset, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Visited on our way to Cardiff as wanted somewhere to stop and walk the dog. Beautiful lead up with views of the castle, through lovely surroundings. Excellent parking and toilet facilities. The ruins of the castle are all assessible, and all is well documented about the history of which part you visit. Glorious views from the climb up any of the towers. Small coffee shop on site. Really lovely walks around and about the castle and in the surrounding area. On a dry day, walks are assessible friendly for disabled users.
Written October 24, 2023
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Patrick O
Mount Holly, NC1,102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a wonderful castle to visit as it is located in a beautiful park where you could have a nice picnic. This castle is well preserved and has a tower you can climb for beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The grounds inside the castle walls are well maintained and very large. Entry is free. There is a gift shop and bathrooms. There are some rooms at the castle to explore including a chapel. The grounds are well maintained and within the castle walls are a lot of picnic tables. This is a wonderful place to visit and the hours posted were Tuesday-Sunday from 11:00-4:00. It is Caldicot Castle and Country Park. Very worthwhile place to visit.
Written December 29, 2023
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Jen V
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Having lived within 15 miles of Caldicot Castle for over 60 years, and never having visited this place, I visited today. This attraction was clean, tidy and beautifully kept. Free entry and good facilities made it an ideal family visit with exciting places to explore and numerous picnic areas in sun and shade. Plenty of space in the grounds, with areas for walking and games, and a children's playground were entertaining and exciting for all ages. A must see for all who live or stay in the Caldicot area.
Written August 11, 2023
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Sarah
285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Despite the pouring rain, we had a pleasant walk around Caldicot Castle. Free to get in. None of the inside stuff was open due to COVID 19 so we couldn’t go up the tower but perhaps on another visit. The kiosk was open for hot/cold drinks and snacks, with payment by card only. There were picnic tables available. Bought the guide which is very interesting (£2.60). Would pop in again if combining with a visit to somewhere else as well. Lots of space for children to run around in.
Written September 30, 2020
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Dr Keith Darlington
Caldicot, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Very well preserved interior towers. So much so that it was even used after the 2nd World War, to provide temporary accommodation to those in need. Set in magnificent grounds in the town of Caldicot. From one of the towers, it is possible to see the Severn Bridge. It also has an interesting history. It is now owned by the Monmouthshire council and used for many functions during the Summer. A delightful castle and walks making this a good experience.
Written September 23, 2021
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