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Caerphilly Castle

Castle Street, Caerphilly CF83 1JD, Wales
+44 29 2088 3143
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US$ 74.75*
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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 great backdrop for TV and film. It secured a starring role recently in the popular BBC TV series Merlin.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“leaning tower” (113 reviews)
“great hall” (78 reviews)
“big cheese” (43 reviews)
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Castle Street, Caerphilly CF83 1JD, Wales
+44 29 2088 3143
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I arranged a meeting with a buffet, it is an ideal place for weddings and organisations wishing to do something with a difference, fantastic room available for hire, accomodates about 70 people, plenty of room and a good look around, wonderful views and fantastic local...More

Thank Hilda W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic castle, lots of interesting features, concentric design, leaning tower, excellent information on Hugh Despenser and Edward II. We asked where we could eat our picnic since it was a bit wet and were directed to the great hall! On a previous visit there were...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 6 days ago

A good mixture of ruins and restored areas of the castle make you appreciate how the castle has stood the test of time. One this I would have like to see is more information plaques about various areas of the castle. I sometimes found myself...More

Thank EGudgin
Reviewed 6 days ago

You won't be disappointed with a tour of this castle. And take some time to roam all around it because they said it's the second largest in all of England. Apparently only Windsor is larger The moat and lake surrounding this massive castle make it...More

Thank henry v
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with the family and had a wonderful time. Staff were helpful, informative and happy to help. The improvements made over the years have been phenomenal with access to nearly all areas. Would recommend to guide book to get the most of your visit, but...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While in the area for business purposes I decided to go and see the biggest castle in Wales - Caerphilly Castle. And, I am glad I did. The castle isn't too far from Caerphilly Train station and is within reasonable walking distance. It isn't something...More

Thank Aruasio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst working in the are we have taken to a walk around the castle after dinner it is very prety and deceptively large you can pay to go inside and it also has a gift shop the moat could very much do with a clean...More

Thank fuggles1901
Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our visit to Caerphilly Castle, entry price reasonable as there is plenty of open space within the castle grounds to explore, plus the usual towers and other interior parts to examine, making the time fly by. There appeared to be a...More

Thank CMA0691
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for families to come to, very clean and tidy, and lots to see. It takes about 1 to 2 hours to look around. A lot of history is linked to this castle and very interesting.

Thank Karin G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best castle I've visited, my three year old loved that there was not one, but two moats! We very much enjoyed exploring the castle, views from the top are amazing. Lovely little shop for souvenirs, reasonably priced too. A well looked after...More

Thank planey_t83
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Helen A
28 July 2017|
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Response from Edward D | Reviewed this property |
Trebuchet or siege engines would have been used in attacking the castle when it was kept by William Marshal, the great knight. I saw one in use at Clytha last Sunday hurling green melons into the lake. It was newly... More
Vidya D
6 May 2017|
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Response from slapster0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of information around the Castle about it's history, check the website because CADW have good events going on sometimes and the dragons outside are a must see.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Urszula B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Adult - £7.95 Child - £5.20 Child under 5 free Family 2+2 - £23.70