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Cardiff Castle

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Address: Cardiff Castle Grounds, Cardiff CF10 3RB, Wales
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+44 29 2087 8100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect William...

Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect William Burges.

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Magnificent!

It was a magnificent castle. Don't hesitate to take the house tour. Your guide will show you the rooms that you won't see if you go by yourself, from the top until the bottom of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a magnificent castle. Don't hesitate to take the house tour. Your guide will show you the rooms that you won't see if you go by yourself, from the top until the bottom of the castle. Be amazed by the history of the castle, and the beauty of the building itself.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully preserved - perfect outing come rain or shine. Incredibly informative and great service at the information centre. Photos can't do this venue justice!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful, historic, informative. The self directed tour (with hand held audiophone) is excellent. It is amazing. Give yourself at least two hours to take it all in.

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shropshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant old castle with some interesting history. Excellent condition, try and climb the tower,well worth it. Very good guides, pay the extra to go behind the scenes again well worth it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not a magnificent castle, however it is a magnificent experience right in the middle of Cardiff. This castle was ruined by the Marquis of Bute back in the 18th century, when they decided to convert it to some kind of odd fusion of country house / castle. The modern equivalent would be bulldozing it and making way for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You certainly feel like you in a Cardiff with city adjacent- lovely walks- excellent tours- friendly amusing staff and we did a Medieval dinner there at night with friends and it was brilliant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely castle, brought 25 people with me, only down side was the weather but typical British. The tour guide and my group loved the castle.

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I really enjoyed our trip to Cardiff Castle. We paid extra for the guided tour and would recommend it. Our guide was really informative and it was really good seeing the rooms that are not usually accessible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cardiff Castle gets it right! Excellent exhibits, interesting guides, free audio guides. An exhibition of history of the Welsh soldier was fascinating and well constructed. The highlight for me was the beautiful decoration in the apartments - especially the hall with the minstrels' gallery. Food in the spacious restaurant was surprisingly good - lovely freshly-made sandwiches with sweet potato chips... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From Roman foundations, Norman keep and Victorian Gothic architecture the castle is the gem of Cardiff and situated in its vibrant heart. Surrounded by wonderful parklands that hug the river taff all the way to the northern suburbs. The museums in the castle are interesting and the view from the keep superb.

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