Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle
Castle Street
Vale of Glamorgan
CF83 1JD



02920 883143

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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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Adult: £3.50
Concession: £3.00
Family: £10.00

Additional info

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.

Collection details


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First World War Commemoration

  • 2 — 3 August 2014 *on now

Explore the beginning of the Great War through living history. There will be a chance to discover more about women's history, meet the cavalry horses, and listen to war poetry from the time.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Adult - £5.50
Family - £16.50*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £4.10
Member - Am ddim/Free
Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free

*Admits 2 adults and all children under 16