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Cardiff Castle

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Address: Cardiff Castle Grounds, Cardiff CF10 3RB, Wales
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+44 29 2087 8100
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Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect William...

Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect William Burges.

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A gem in the middle of town:)

I take all my friends that visit Cardiff here when they come to stay. It's an excellent space in the middle town with war bunkers to explore and castle keeps to climb. The audio... read more

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Marina L
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I take all my friends that visit Cardiff here when they come to stay. It's an excellent space in the middle town with war bunkers to explore and castle keeps to climb. The audio tour is included in the entrance fee and the guided house tour is a few £s more, but well, well worth it to see rooms of... More 

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Thank Marina L
Chessington, United Kingdom
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483 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location, right in the centre of Cardiff. Quite a steep £12.50 to get in, but interesting venue, especially the air raid shelters in the walls and the Keep, which is worth the climb.

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Thank PotterMoose
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of the castle was closed off due to refurbishment and not much choice in the cafe or gift shop but did like the military museum and the castle house.

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Thank Ed E
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm so glad we went! The line looked extremely long, but it moved quickly. The entry fee was very reasonable. The castle was lovely. 2 longbow archers were performing in costume - they were fantastic. I dragged my unwilling husband along to join me, and in the end he enjoyed himself as much as I did, if not more so.

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Thank SoCalMaria
Calne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cardiff Castle. The £12.50 admission gives you access to the keep, the battlements,a very well presented exhibition of the roles of the Welsh in war which includes a walk inside the battlements that were used as air raid shelters and access to part of the house. There is the option to pay for an... More 

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Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Cardiff Castle. The guided tour is well worth paying extra for. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and make the experience fun and interactive. You also get access to rooms you wouldn't without the tour. As a resident of Cardiff I got a "key to the castle" allowing me to visit for free and get discounts in the café... More 

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Thank Alice H
Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you live attention to detail, you will love the inside of the castle. Blown away by the intricate decor. Lovely grounds and stunning views, once all stairs have been climbed! Free audio guides available. Great information on each rooms and in a variety of languages. Some parts are not wheelchair accessible.

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Thank Chezsomer
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful tower, nice views.I absolutely love this castle in the city center. A very quick visit but next time we will go with plenty of time.....

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Thank Na I
Coalville, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always loved Cardiff castle and have great memories of it as a child. We ended up choosing it for our wedding venue in 2015 and weren't disappointed- beautiful surroundings and amazing staff. Great day out for families, history, architect or design buffs.

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Thank tashakiraly
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Historic and cultural, point of interest in town, lovely for a visit. I've seen some newly weds taking some photos there as well

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