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Caerphilly Castle

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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
+44 29 2088 3143
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All reviews leaning tower the dragon siege engines well worth a visit big cheese festival audio guide information boards interactive displays free entry town centre egg cheese walk around entrance fee gift shop sunny day couple of hours across the road
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Reviewed 4 days ago

castle is easy to reach, few parkings around. nice and interesting history of this place. quite big you can enjoy day out with family or friends

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Just me A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went during a Christmas festival whereupon the Castle was advertised as being opened longer in accordance with the festival. I arrived, went to purchase a ticket and was told the castle would be closing in 30minutes. I kindly pointed out all the advertising citing otherwise....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WorldwideRover007
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having moved to this town and a pleasant walk from my house to this castle over looking the town . It’s very interesting inside and a fair few small narrow steps and climbing to upper levels,so some people will be unable to access all areas....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank steve m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here to show our daughter's fiance, from Australia, some of our history, as he's keen on seeing old buildings. This visit turned out to be a very good day out for all four of us. The castle is extensive and surrounded by water,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Asked my 9 year old if wanted to go to wales and see a castle, said yes so we decided on Caerphilly.On arrival was worried about parking but there was a pay and display outside with good signage.Cheapest car park I’ve seen for these kind...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived to find the maze was shut which was very disappointing and didnt get told untill after i had paid the pricey entrance fee for myself and my daughter Good history and amazing views Have also attended wedding here Toilets could be abit cleaner

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tiffany P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It a beautiful castle that is steeped in history. The outside looks amazing especial the leaning tower and to see families feeding the wild life in the moat. Took nearly half an hour to walk from the car park to the main entrance. However that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Seaview1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful few hours out... plenty to walk around and take in and i LOVE the dragons!!! not my first time visiting.... came as a young kid years ago and now return nearing my 30s with the boyfriend as a birthday present :) still as fascinated...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _lastharrie
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit just. Opposite town centre plenty cafe and public toilets loads of shops at the. Bottom of town and top also railway and bus stops every where

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharonann R
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Be prepared for uneven paths inside the castle, maybe a few dragons too. The leaning tower had a wooden knight valiantly propping up the lower part and the ice rink inside a marquee brought a lot of music and excitement. There are quite a lot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 November 2018|
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Response from Rachel C | Reviewed this property |
2 adults upto 12 children is a family ticket with English Heritage
21 September 2018|
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Response from Darrell F | Reviewed this property |
A couple of tables next to the shop. But only really for a small family group/couples etc.
8 August 2018|
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Response from tmmy25255 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs on leads welcome