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Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Historian Norman Pounds has deemed Caerphilly Castle "a turning point in the history of the castle in Britain." The large gatehouses, which break up the 12 hectare (30 acre) property, and the castle’s concentric walls mark a change in castle construction in England. Manmade lakes once surrounded the 13th-century structure but were drained in the 16th century. An extensive restoration in the 18th century brought the property back to its former glory. The artificial lakes were re-flooded in the 1950s. Note the 14th-century court decor in the great hall. For Caerphilly Castle and beyond, use our Caerphilly vacation generator to get the most from your Caerphilly vacation.
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  • Loved this castle, still so much to see there, no expensive to get in and they've made such an effort especially with some of the projections used to bring the place to life. Really good! 
  • Great value for money, beautiful castle & friendly staff. Lovely grounds - take a picnic! Parking close by & very reasonable. 
  • excellent place to visit steeped in history in a great location, visit inside the castle and then walk around the moat to see all the wide variety of birds. 
  • Historic castle, very reasonably priced day out. Some fairly new projections, touch screens add an interactive and entertaining edge to the historic site. The grounds are fairly small so easy to walk around with the family. We all actually learnt a lot about the history of the castle and how it was very nearly forgotten about and left to history. The iconic leaning tower has been that was since Oliver Cromwell ordered the castle to be destroyed (about 400 years!) and there is currently a smoke-breathing dragon in the entrance to entertain the little ones. Really good fun day out.
  • *** DOG FRIENDLY *** Excellent place, stunning views and plenty of information on site. Easy access for disabled to the main castle grounds but as with all castles - plenty of steps in the towers! Kids enjoyed it - lots of interactive presentations and of course shop full of toys. Car park is fair bit away, I'm not sure about any disabled parking nearby, dog friendly as well but dogs need to remain on the lead. Great day out if you like castles!
  • Sprawling castle grounds to explore surrounded by a nice little moat. Witnessed wedding photography on the grounds and the wedding itself held within the Great Hall. Outside the main walls were also interesting life-size replicas of ancient catapults. Good place to spend a lazy day touring the grounds.
  • As a South African it was great having this as my first castle experience. It's a beautiful castle to take pictures of. A great day out for a small fee. Lots to see.
  • Such a neat experience, especially for visitors from a country that does not have much by way of castles! We enjoyed a self-guided tour through the castle area and liked the gift shop as well.
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