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Cardiff Castle

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Cardiff Castle Admission Ticket
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Cardiff Castle Admission Ticket
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Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect William Burges.
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Cardiff Castle Grounds, Cardiff CF10 3RB, Wales
+44 29 2087 8100
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Reviewed yesterday

An excellent performance by Richard Elfyn. Thoroughly enjoyed his portrayal of Lloyd George. Dramatic, sad and humorous in parts.

Thank barnesdurrance
Reviewed yesterday

Loved visiting this castle. It was my first ever visit to Wales, and we decided to visit Cardiff Castle which I really enjoyed. Spent a good 2-3 hours in the castle / grounds and got some fantastic photos. Very easily located right in the centre...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a good small castle to visit if you are staying in Cardiff and have never been. The entry fee lets you access the castle, some rooms in the house and the war tunnels. It was nice to see the Remembrance Day exhibits, very...More

Thank SimpsonSwindon
Reviewed 2 days ago

After having already been to Castle Coch and Castle Caerphilly in the morning I decided to finish the day with a visit to Cardiff Castle. The castle is an imposing and impressive structure with high thick walls embellished with interesting animal statues. The apartments were...More

Thank 904tanyah
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to pay to get in just to see an old building and stuff. Staff were helpful and informative though

Thank bokouk3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a cracking day in Cardiff to remember the fallen hero’s from the Great War. The Castle is a great place to take the kids and the history is fascinating. Can recommend this as a place to visit.

Thank H4532HLmatthewr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The castle has a lot of historical information available, from its creation to the war. We learned a lot, got lots of great pics and will likely take other visitors there. There are some parts that are a bit hard to walk on, which is...More

Thank Rubyc93
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely grounds, entrance free ( something quite rare these days in the UK)’ picnic tables, ideal for a snack lunch particularly on a fine day.

Thank susanhamlettpommier
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived as ceremony taking place to mark armistice day, stayed to observe before entering the castle. I had limited time so chose to see the "free" parts only. Very impressive, had a light lunch in the cafe and staff really helpful and friendly. Had jacket...More

Thank johntink55
Reviewed 5 days ago

We opted for the audio hand set so we could see things at our own pace. Very interesting and impressive castle. Didn't realise it was used so much during the war, for air raid shelters etc. Impressive old posters on the walls from the war...More

Thank FarAway44130521904
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Dorothy A
September 27, 2018|
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Response from TMG26 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are quite a few steps particularly up to the Keep but there are also some accessible parts of the Castle. I'd advise you to ring them and explain your friend's disability so they can advise which parts you would... More
Trevor T
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Lucas H | Reviewed this property |
The Castle holds a Joust! event each year. Unfortunately the last one was held a couple of weeks ago in June. Check the Castle website for when the next event is.