Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly

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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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  • August 21, 2017
    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, plent...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    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 a...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Definitely one of the best castles to visit, if you mean castles not rebuilt. The large external aims can be admired from the outside and paying you can visit internally. There are some rooms partially reconstructed with some explanation. Deserves a little more restoration and visitor information.
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  • Such a beautiful castle. Very clean and well looked after. Such a nice setting & lovely views. We spent quite a few hours here looking around in all of the nooks & rooms. Cheap entry, friendly staff & we had a great time here.
  • This was truly an epic experience and encourage anyone interested in seeing a mammoth castle in a magical landscape this is your spot. The only reason i didn't give it 5 stars is there wasn't a guided tour, which I think would have added the experience. I used the mobile app but wasn't impressed with the functionality or content.
  • Since our last visit some years ago, a lot of restoration has been carried out. New areas have been opened up too. Entrance fees are reasonable and a concessionary rate is also available. We visited on a bank holiday Monday. Extra events had been organised including a Birds of Prey demonstration and a small medieval reenactment group. Oh and there were dragons too!
  • It s super nice to do when it's sunny! Incredible how well it's preserved! Just lacks of information around the place, wish we could have learned more about the different buildings/rooms. You have to see the place if you are around :)
  • I went with my family on the 1st of may and it was the most beautiful sight seeing location in Wales if not EUROPE! I LOVED IT the staff were kind, fairly priced souvenirs. Will come again DEFINITELY! 😀😀😀

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