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Cardiff Castle

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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

Great to visit, has history dating back to the Romans right up to the 19 the century, but I feel that it's very expensive to visit, if you do go make the day of it to get some value.

Thank David P
Reviewed yesterday

The Norman Keep has an amazing view, if you want top climb the 150 steps (worth it). The castle house itself is an amazing feat of design - a great place to take artsy photos, too. The cafe is very friendly and serves delicious food...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really charming castle right in the city centre with a beautiful park right behind it. Great way to spend a sunny day

Thank Milan V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the distance, this Medieval Castle looks like many others and you wonder whether you should spend money visiting this one. However, we have never seen anywhere in the world a fortress where various rooms are transformed by eccentric architect to please extremely rich, smart,...More

Thank estela50
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very imposing castle with massive walls. The interior is opulently decorated, almost to excess. Tourists are moved along at a fairly rapid pace so you have limited time in the interior.

Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a Victorian High Gothic fantasy castle built on top of the remains of a mediaeval castle built on top of the remains of a Roman fort. The grounds are interesting, the interior is spectacular, and well worth a visit if you're in Cardiff

Thank Euroddraig
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved the 12th century Norman keep.... even climbing the 100 stairs to the top -- the views were magnificent! But the really interesting part was the Edwardian wing with all the beautifully decorated rooms-- not to be missed!!

Thank allegra302
Reviewed 4 days ago

Feel the history all around the grounds. Take the tour and be sure to see the birds of prey fly about. They are not camera shy at all and the fellow in charge of them is friendly and will answer any questions you may have...More

Thank artfulbella
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we entered the castle it was not too busy. There was an elderly couple at one till and the staff member was asking for extra ID to confirm their address, They did not have any so the staff member cut up the cards that...More

Thank fariello2000
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If it's your first time to Cardiff then this is a nice place to visit. Spent a few hours walking around the castle and museum. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Lee B
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Dorothy A
27 September 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
3 July 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.