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Cardiff Castle

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Cardiff Castle Admission Ticket
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Cardiff Castle Admission Ticket
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Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect William Burges.
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Cardiff Castle Grounds, Cardiff CF10 3RB, Wales
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Reviewed today

I'd booked the film location tour for myself and 3 friends as we thought it would be a different way to see the castle. When our amazing tour guide (Jess) discovered we were interested in the history of the place and people as well as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KatS709
Reviewed yesterday

Top of your list to visit. House, amazing. Bunkers - haunting and interesting, grounds neat and plenty of places to sit and picnic. Didn't manage to walk all the way round or go up into the fort but this is a good few hours to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic tour around the castle. Our guide Jody was very knowledgeable, animatic and friendly. Very detailed and beautiful kept. Fantastic Tour!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lydzk1
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you work or live in Cardiff you can get into Cardiff Castle for FREE! Not many people know that, but, the admission fee (plus the tour) is well worth it. We were there on St. David's Day and it just added to the atmosphere....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carla w
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit to Cardiff Castle. Amazing to experience 2000 years of history in such beautiful surroundings. It's really well worth a visit and the entrance fee of £13 per adult was very reasonable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mgvmilan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cardiff castle could be a lovely place to visit . Shame not got lot of interpretation and theming not lot to see. It’s very dirty and the toilets are the worst in need of bad repair . Lift wasn’t working if you have someone disabled...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took 2 young teen nephews. I had expected to regret the cost when they got bored after an hour or so. However, we ended up having a really lovely day and they really enjoyed running about as well as the house tour. if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AliLand112
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A real life castle do beautifully kept an maintained, such an asset for the City of Cardiff font change s thing for business opportunities. AH cardifg6

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hyatt313
Reviewed 6 days ago

Open castle, nice to walk around and see some Welsh history. Take two hours to enjoy the atmosphere and walk around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fabián C
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of my favourite spots in the city, and I'm so glad I was able to get the local's pass. Summery days I love to picnic on the lawn and people watch, and every time we have visitors we make sure that we spend at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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3 December 2018|
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Response from traciemc | Reviewed this property |
Hello kittykate ...heaps, depending on how far you want to walk. Cardiff Hilton and The Angel Hotel are the closest ( but ate on different sides of the castle), then the Holiday Inn just along from the Angel...opposite Bute... More
Dorothy A
27 September 2018|
Response from nathedwards |
there are a lot of steps and not much disability access
Dorothy A
27 September 2018|
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Response from TMG26 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are quite a few steps particularly up to the Keep but there are also some accessible parts of the Castle. I'd advise you to ring them and explain your friend's disability so they can advise which parts you would... More