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. Put Caerphilly Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Caerphilly sightseeing planning tool .
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  • Billed as Wales' largest castle, Caerphilly is impressive. Two of us spent 1.5 hours exploring the castle and grounds.The staircases are steep and fun. Impressive views from the towers. It's moody and...  more »
  • As today promised sunshine we headed to Caerphilly Castle. The weather didn't disappoint and the castle was glorious reflected in the huge moat. It is the largest castle in Wales and the second larges...  more »
  • Set in such a beautiful scene! Only £7.50 per person and lots of different levels and rooms to wonder around. Theres not too much information as you walk round but for kids to run around and play it w...  more »
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  • An off the cuff visit to this fabulous castle whilst in Wales. Was not disappointed.. Reasonable entrance fee and friendly staff there is car park really near. Although a little stroll around to the main entrance... Which in itself is pleasant. Plenty to look around and several videos of the history of the castle. Kids (11/14) really enjoyed it. Gift shop was well priced and well stocked
  • Massive, beautiful and incredible massive castle surrounded by a moat with geese and grassy hills. Amazing place to visit in Wales. Shops are within walking distance.
  • I'm told there are more castles in Wales than anywhere else in the world. I don't know whether that is true or not; but, there certainly are some corkers. This is one of them! I seem to remember Dan Snow having a look at this one? Whatever, this is certainly well worth a visit. A lovely castle replete with the ghosts and stories of our tumultuous past 😕.......... 😀
  • Very nice location steeped in history with a mote and great views there was stuff for the kids to do really nice to explore and see the dragon. It is in town so shops are close by, easy enough to find parking pay and display at the train station. The train and bus stations are 5min walk away was a fantastic day out
  • Quite cheap entry and affordable high quality souvenirs. Friendly and helpful staff. Modern and interesting exhibition and info plaques. Long history and in reasonable estate. Most areas are accessible. Dedicated car park by the same name + car park, which is also free on Sundays.
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