Visit Cardiff Castle

Wales is host to some of Britain’s most interesting history and heritage, with it’s castles all around the country being at the heart of it. Cardiff Castle lies in the beautiful parklands area, in the heart of Wales’ capital city, so if you’re looking for a taste of Welsh history, or you’re just looking for a great day out with family or friends, then be sure to add Cardiff Castle to your stack.

What's the top attraction in Cardiff?

One of Wales' top heritage sites, head down to Cardiff Castle for a taste of Welsh history and it's beautiful surroundings.

Cardiff castle has been host to nearly 2000 years of history – Roman and Norman occupation, civil war, Victorian era conversions, all the way up to the destruction of WWII. A ticket for the castle gives you access to a plethora of fascinating history to discover: climb the 50 stone steps of the Norman keep for panoramic views of Cardiff; visit the Castle apartments dating back more than 500 years and admire their intricate wood carvings and stained glass artefacts; go back even further and see the castles Roman fort walls that date back a whole 900 years! For a small fee, you can also upgrade your ticket delve into the Bute Family in the Victorian Quarters with a fully guided tour.

The Castle is also host to regular events and exhibitions to enjoy – experience the Black Tower Tales, a legendary medieval story of the 14th century in an immersive re-telling story, or sit back, relax and enjoy a film at their film and music venue that has even been host to bands like Green Day! You can celebrate Christmas in style with one of their Welsh banquets, where you’ll be treated to food, drink and entertainment just as the castles nobles would have.

  • Tickets are – Adults: £13.50, Children (5-16): £9.50, Concessions: £11.50. Under 5’s go free.
  • An upgrade to a tour ticket will cost – Adult: £4.00, Child: £3.00, Concession: £3.50.
  • If you live or work in Cardiff, you can purchase a ‘castle key’ membership card for £6.50 (under 16’s go free), giving you free access to the castle for 3 years.
  • Opening times are 9am to 6pm all week.
  • The museum is a short walk from Cardiff Central and Queen Street stations.


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