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The fortress sprawls over a huge area making it the largest castle in Wales. Like the famous cheese, the castle has long been synonymous with Caerphilly. It dominates. Hogs the limelight. Think slumbering giant awaiting a call to arms. It's also a...more
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Castle Street, Caerphilly CF83 1JD, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was my birthday treat. A concert at Caerphilly Castle. Amazing setting and an all round amazing experience. I will certainly go back and visit this castle again.

Thank carolynjtaylor
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came to the castle to see a rock concert. Having been to here during normal hours we were intrigued to see how the event was organised. The whole event was great. Easy to get around the food and bar area were accessible and away...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic night , thunder never thought of castle as a music venue wow brilliant sound well organised the view is mega as it's raised so for short people guaranteed a good view and space so no one is on your toes etc , got to...More

Thank wales5872
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to a fantastic concert in the Castle last night to see Sonic Boom 6, The Selecter and The Beat. What a venue. Really intimate setting and atmosphere was brilliant. Weather was really lovely and crowd was bouncing. Really well organised too from ticket inspection...More

Thank Ali S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Arguably one of the best castles in the country. In a time of war this castle would have been formidable and must have been a real sight to behold. Even now it is amazing and we can only imagine what it looked like in its...More

Thank Darren B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous visit full of history and interest. Very accessible on mobility scooter except for towers and castle battlements. Excellent photo opportunities. Warm friendly welcome. A must if visiting South Wales.

Thank Mulhuis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live very close to this castle and visit often it's a fantastic day out and so much to see love all the history of this castle only down fall is that they don't have a cafe or tea room so I would definitely take...More

Thank beckyberry84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Caerphilly Castle on a Sunday morning on first site the true scale of the castle becomes apparent, it is fantastic for a walk around well worth a visit, the town is also extremely nice.

Thank ldgp14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is worth visiting. It's the second biggest castle in Britain. Was buit in the 13th century. Walking across all the survived amenities usually take a good twoo hours or more. Video room on the left of the entrance or interactive table on the...More

Thank Kamo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of places to explore while learning about the drama of medieval love triangles. Beautiful grounds. A lovely mix of ruins, and restored rooms. Be sure to take a picture with the dragons!

Thank YoHaley
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Jane C
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Response from Quietme | Reviewed this property |
I can’t see that being a problem.. I would go early and have a word with security. Enjoy your evening ..
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£5 for a student ticket.
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Response from bikewales99 | Reviewed this property |
The most convenient parking is across the street from the castle, directly behind the visitor centre. (It's just past Barclays Bank as you're heading down Castle Street. I'm unsure of the cost.) There is also parking by... More