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Caerphilly Castle

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The fortress sprawls over a huge area making it the largest castle in Wales. Like the famous cheese, the castle has long been synonymous with Caerphilly. It dominates. Hogs the limelight. Think slumbering giant awaiting a call to arms. It's also a...more
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Castle Street, Caerphilly CF83 1JD, Wales
+44 29 2088 3143
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All reviews leaning tower the dragon siege engines big cheese festival well worth a visit audio guide information boards interactive displays free entry town centre egg cheese walk around entrance fee gift shop sunny day couple of hours across the road
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Reviewed yesterday

Pleanty to see helful staff but the best time to go is at the BIG Cheesewhen they have pleanty of activities to see and things for all the familly.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nelson R
Reviewed yesterday

Took our grandchildren to the castle, they were amazed, lots for them to see and do and a lovely walk around the most after. They really enjoyed their time here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank asy1802
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning castle even in the Welsh rain! Wear sturdy shoes as uneven wet surfaces and steep narrow steps, good that you can access the towers and grand hall. Staff were welcoming and the first room provided the history of the castle by video. Unfortunately the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Michelle_6868
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful castle with great history and lovely recent added extras. Visited with my dad and 6 year old and we all had a fab time. My dad got to retake the photo he had as a small child holding up the tower! Lots to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 479kimberleyw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Castle is fantastic. Lots of interactive opportunities. The shop is great, staff very helpful. It's a beautiful castle to visit and now they have dragons it's even better. Wonderful piece of history in a lovely little town .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank undacovermutha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large grounds, extensive access. Wonderful castle to spend the entire day. Unfortunately they seem to be in the beginning stages of turning it into a theme park like what ruined Warwick Castle. See it before they cover the grounds with bad fish and chips stands...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank clearairturbulance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to the castle after living in South Wales for over 45 years and what a pleasant surprise. Plenty to explore and useful information. A building masterpiece considering how old it is. The dragons were brilliant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barfran2000
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A magnificent ruined castle that must have been very intimidating in its heyday. take lots of photos and try to go on a sunny day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A great place for 2-3hours visit and a place full of history. It's great not only for adults but kids as well a bit of a walk from the main car park 3-5min but you will have nice lake view 10 min walk from train...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Colin L
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful castle in the middle of Caerphilly town, best thing about the town. Truly magnificent castle to spend a couple of hours, especially on a sunny day. Customer service could be better though, girls issuing tickets were quite miserable.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mazboyce
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18 November 2018|
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Response from Rachel C | Reviewed this property |
2 adults upto 12 children is a family ticket with English Heritage
21 September 2018|
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Response from mal h | Reviewed this property |
No, it plenty of grassed areas.
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Dogs on leads welcome