We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cardiff Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Cathays
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cardiff Castle Grounds, Cardiff CF10 3RB, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 29 2087 8100
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

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

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

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$15.50*
and up
City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
More Info
$18.60*
and up
Doctor Who Cardiff Castle and City Walking Tour
More Info
$43.41*
and up
Cardiff and Wales Day Tour From Oxford

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,985 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1894
    Excellent
  • 1131
    Very good
  • 321
    Average
  • 78
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
A short from our accommodation.

The castle was interesting and well looked after, it was used in the Second World War and had lots of information on the walls etc to tell you about it. Even recordings of air... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Treeangel5
,
Ubud, Indonesia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

3,985 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,458: English reviews
Ubud, Indonesia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The castle was interesting and well looked after, it was used in the Second World War and had lots of information on the walls etc to tell you about it. Even recordings of air raids etc. Lots to look at and as with all castles lots of stairs. Admission was £14 fit adults, kids free under 3years old.

Helpful?
Thank Treeangel5
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic place to visit in the heart of the city. Well maintained and interesting. Best part for me was the WWII underground air raid shelters. Educational which spans from Roman beginnings to Victorian times.

Helpful?
Thank Mel339
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here with my girlfriend who is from London, she seemed to enjoy it. Enjoyed walking around the masion even though it is a little on the small side, Well worth the price if you have a Castle key which costs £5. Would go again with my mates who are not from Cardiff.

Helpful?
Thank 326harry
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to visit in the heart of the city. History just seems to unfurl, come alive and show itself. Through the gatehouse the tremendously atmospheric introduction is superb- and then the big reveal happens. I'm not Welsh but Oh My Word; I wish that I was. After the introductory display we walked through the tunnels within the castle... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ken_Jenny_11
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visit the castle as it is one of attraction in cardiff. Before visit I was thinking that will be a bit boring as I have been visit a lot of castle in the uk. The castle was interested and staff are very helpful. The greatest part is the house tour that you need to pay extra for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank jubjibamy
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well maintained and interesting. We didn't take the guided tour. Took a lot of pix. The library was a must see.

Helpful?
Thank SMUpony53
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided we would spend a few hours visiting the castle and also had a tour of the house which cost extra but is worth it! Tour guide was lovely and we both thought it was very educational. Would be ideal to tour the castle in the summer.

Helpful?
Thank Bath211
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting though out. I would recommend the audio player to carry around with you to tell you all about the place. Also just a little extra cost it is worth taking the tour of the house. Loved it!

Helpful?
Thank Andrew J
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second time visiting the castle - the first with my husband and this time with teenage daughter. The castle is well laid out and informative. The buildings are a wonderful example of history and the guide allows you to listen to brief or extended detail about each section as required. The castle rooms are beautiful and my... More 

Helpful?
Thank LeighMacd
Ilminster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visit, it's possible to see the Castle on your own with an audio guide (included in the price). Beautiful rooms in the apartments (especially the Arab room and the library).

Helpful?
Thank Romain07081991

Travelers who viewed Cardiff Castle also viewed

 
Cardiff, South Wales
Cardiff, South Wales
 

Been to Cardiff Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cardiff Castle and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Cardiff, United Kingdom

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Cardiff Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?