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Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

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Explore 2,000 years of history at Cardiff Castle, built on a site first used by Roman invaders. The original fort constructed here was a rectangular structure much larger than the current castle, which was built during the Norman invasions of the late 1060s. Norman advance into Wales was often marked by the construction of castles, frequently on old Roman sites. Improved and expanded over the centuries, the castle is now a tourist attraction. Don’t miss a visit to the castle’s Firing Lane Museum of the Welsh Soldier, which is a joint regimental museum of the Queen’s Dragoon Guards and the Royal Welsh. Check online for special events, including concerts, lectures, jousting demonstrations, and plays. Use our Cardiff road trip planner to arrange your visit to Cardiff Castle and other attractions in Cardiff.
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  • My second visit and just as good as the first. Had missed the guided tour so did the basic tour (you visit more rooms with the guide... also costs slightly more). Visited the war tunnels and then the ...  more »
  • This castle was one of the more ornate castles I’ve seen and I’ve seen a half dozen. Lots of gold guilting and jewels. Great view from the top of the center castle.  more »
  • But still worth a visit. The climb to the top of the jeep is worth it for the view alone, but steep steps to reach the top.  more »
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  • Absolutely MUST visit. Good mix of outdoor and indoor viewing. Especially loved the air raid shelter tunnels and the realistic sound effects. The staff very incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. Great place for a tea and cake and a very impressive gift shop.
  • What a fantastic castle. My wife and I went here with our Granddaughter and we were surprised to find out she loved it. She was given a wee book with things to tick of as we walked throughout the castle. A brilliant visit.
  • Absolutely beautiful place! Expect to spend around 1-2 hours here as there is lots to see. You can join a guided tour and see the inside of the castle. Enjoy the gardens with the views and lots of photo opportunities! Or visit the museum which is interactive at certain points and will make it more enjoyable for the little ones. Personally if visiting Cardiff I would say this is a must 👌
  • A beautiful historical castle. Well worth a visit and tour. The architecture is splendid, you can also visit the Keep and original air raid shelters. The grounds are lovely and there is a cafe and shop on site or you can picnic on the green. Peacocks stroll the grounds. Beautiful.
  • Loved it! We went on the 'Filming locations tour' and it was amazing! I went with people from Cardiff who had been to the castle lots of times before and this tour showed them lots of new areas. The tour guide was lovely and had great anecdotes because he had been around during lots of the filming. Highly recommend!
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