Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle: Hours, Address, Cardigan Castle Reviews: 4/5

Cardigan Castle
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Winner of the Channel 4 Restoration of the Year, this site features 900 years of history including medieval castle walls and a Georgian house restored to its original glory. You can also stay in this great place with a mixture of serviced and self catering accommodation, 4* and 5* respectively. Our 1176 café and restaurant serves great lunches in a modern cantilevered building overlooking the river.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Blodyn2014
Pontypridd, UK12 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Stayed here for bed and breakfast would thoroughly recommend the clean, well appointed accommodation and the food. Staff are helpful and friendly making for an excellent experience. Diolch yn fawr iawn
Written 23 May 2022
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Beryl V
25 contributions
May 2022
They had a selection of light lunches and cakes and hot drinks and the excellent ice cream. Plenty of room to sit outside or in and the staff were very friendly
Written 16 May 2022
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Sue T
Cardigan, UK1 contribution
Apr 2022
Gardens should be improved. Stables should be open to visitors and not full of rubbish. House should be restored more historically. Like the Blue Bird room. Price should be lowered. Particularly as no parking. Will never recommend Cardigan Castle to anyone. 30 mins is about all you can spend there.
Written 28 April 2022
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Suzanne J
Cardiff, UK112 contributions
Apr 2022
I remember going to Cardigan about 30+ years ago when the castle was derelict and the outer walls were propped up with beams to shore them up. It was a very sorry sight. However I was delighted to visit and to see what has been done with the castle since the renovation started. It is only small but the gardens are lovely , the kitchen garden has lots of lovely produce growing. The house has been renovated and although not fully restored to the period has lots of interesting information within it.

We didn't use the cafe although it looked inviting but we had a lovely time. Dogs are allowed in the grounds but not in the house.
Written 20 April 2022
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Aardvark66
Basingstoke, England82 contributions
Apr 2022
We had been to Cardigan before but did not visit the castle. This time we popped in and we were glad we did. It is not the biggest castle we have ever visited but it was very interesting. It was not very busy at the time of the visit but when we did meet other visitors they were all very thoughtful when it cam to photographs and listening to the video guides. Some lovely views from the ramparts and the main house was very interesting.
Written 17 April 2022
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phil J
Liverpool, UK101 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Great escape room - brilliant value for money.

We spent an hour in this brilliant experience - lovely friendly staff - and were then given free rein of the grounds - brilliant value for money - lovely place - and nice cafe. Really great experience - there is a lot more to it than first appears. Definitely recommend.
Written 16 April 2022
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kunduku
Wirral, UK266 contributions
Mar 2022
We had 2 really enjoyable visits to Cardigan. The first day we had lunch and then went down by the river and through the town. It was a lovely day and we really enjoyed our walk through the town.

We only knew of the car park behind the market to park centrally but the maximum time you could stay is 3 hours and this was not enough on our secong visit. We went for breakfast first and then to the castle. The lady in reception was lovely and we would have enjoyed the castle, had we had the time to look around properly. The volunteer gardener was really lovely, chatty and knowledgeable but we had to rush to see all the castle and grounds before our car park ticket ran out and it just wasn't worth going all the way back to the car park and then back to the castle. It was nothing to do with cost, just the inconvenience of not being able to pay for all day, when there is clearly enough to do and see in the town,
Written 5 April 2022
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Divebubbles24
67 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Visted as a family, we really enjoyed the visited, the children found it very interesting and informative. The kitchen garden has vegetables growing there is a play area for children, the house has lots on display and it very informative.
Outside yoy get a good view, I would say it's a castle but it's the remains. Cafe on site is delicious.
Written 29 October 2021
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Rhiannon H
2 contributions
Oct 2021
We spent an afternoon at the castle and grounds 2 weeks ago after reading about the gardens. It's a small venue in the town, consisting of some remaining parts of the original castle, a villa, gardens, a cafe, a museum and amenities.

The history of the castle and villa is interesting, with many of the exhibits in the villa relating to the national eisteddfod. The buildings have been beautifully restored and you can wander around the villa itself in less than 2 hours. There are stairs to the 2nd floor, or a lift and covid measures were appropriately in place. It's interactive for children, and there are cameras into the cellar to watch for bat activity.

The castle grounds are dog friendly, as you walk through the kitchen garden, down to the old stable block and around the ramparts. There are lovely flowers beds, some seating areas, climbing roses, and a large lawn, with a few sculptures and whale bone arch.

The cafe offered drinks and seasonal light bites including cakes and soup, and the staff while being very busy were attentive and very welcoming. We used the parking in the town car park which is a 5 minute walk up to the castle along the high street.
Written 24 October 2021
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Malcolm L
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
We have just spent three nights staying at Cardigan Castle .We stayed in the Stable Room ( Y Stablau)
The reception is situated within the Castle visitors centre, our reception was warm friendly and efficient with all the details we required to find the car parking area and the Y Stablau
The Y Stablau has its own private parking spot
The room itself is impressively large with sleeping for four people , it also has four comfortable chairs The accommodation has a small and useful kitchenette
The walk through the Castle grounds to the Restaurant for breakfast is a delight
The breakfast ( we tried the Welsh breakfast and the Continental breakfast ) both of which were excellent and filling
The Restaurant staff were friendly and efficient
Overall it’s was a great experience

I was reluctant to write this review in case more people find out about thus superb location and I may not be able to book it again
Written 4 October 2021
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