One of the largest medieval fortresses in Britain, begun in 1268 by the Anglo-Norman marcher lord, Gilbert de Clare. Concentrically planned, the rings of stone and water defences are formidable even today. Famous for its 'leaning tower'. Impressive great hall, now used for various functions.
Castle or defences
March to June: 9:30am - 5pm. July & August: 9:30am - 6pm. September & October: 9:30am - 5pm. November to February, Mon - Sat: 10am - 4pm. Sun: 11am - 4pm
Pay-and-display parking nearby, toilets, guidebook available, gift shop, two site exhibitions, audio-visual display and replica medieval siege weapons. Audio tour. Baby changing facilities.
Knight at the Castle
- 13 May 2016 6:30-11pm
Come and discover Caerphilly Castle out of regular hours. Enjoy a special ‘Knight at the Castle’ experience. Learn about Castle Life and hear Knightly tales. Make torches to take on a guided night tour of the castle and learn about those that lived here, and those that may not have left. Then gather in the Great Hall for stories by torch light, before heading with your torch into the night and home to bed.
- Family friendly
£15 per Adult
£10 per Child (Strictly no under 5’s )
90 places available - Pre booked entry only - call 029 2088 3143
You will be served with light refreshment of a hot drink – tea, coffee, hot chocolate or soup, plus welsh cake during the evening, included within the entry price. There will be no other catering on site.
Knights and Princesses in costume welcomed, but do please bring warm clothing and appropriate footwear with you for walking in a castle at night
Vale of Glamorgan