Vale of Glamorgan
029 2087 8100
029 2023 1417
Cardiff Castle is situated in the heart of the Capital. The Castle's enchanting fairytale towers conceal an elaborate and splendid interior. Contained in its mighty walls is a history spanning nearly 2,000 years dating from the coming of the Romans to the Norman Conquest.
Visitors can enjoy the splendour of the Castle grounds, with a handheld audioguide in 10 different languages or an alternate children’s tour, and the magnificent scenery of the city from the Norman Keep. Firing Line military museum and the reconstructed Air Raid shelters, a café and gift shop will complete your visit.
Castle or defences, Historic house or home, Heritage site, Museum
March - October from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
(last tour entry 5pm)
November - February 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
(last tour entry 4pm)
Admission charged (contact the Castle on 029 2087 8100 for details)
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
Please contact the Castle on 029 2087 8100 or see www.cardiffcastle.com for details
Disabled access to Castle grounds, Wartime Tunnels, Interpretation Centre Food & Drink and the Undercroft and Education Centre.
Private function hire for evenings only.
William Burges designed interiors displaying decorative and fine art. Gothic Revival 19th Century.
Key artists and exhibits
- Access to Drawings Collections (by appointment only)
Grand Medieval Mêlée
- 16 — 17 August 2014 10am-5pm
Those medieval knights were a bloodthirsty lot! Lots of brutal brawls and ferocious fights and it is going to be a high octane thriller of a weekend. See the most skilled knights in the land as they look to impress nobility and crowd alike and win the coveted title of best in show! Swords, spears and maces, shields and chain mail, the warriors will be throwing everything they have at each other and all for your entertainment.
- Any age
Adults: £6.00; Seniors: £5.00; Children: £4.00.
J.M Staniforth - Cartoonist of the Great War
- 20 November 2014 6-7:30pm
The artist J.M. Staniforth created over 1300 cartoons for the Western Mail from 1914 to 1918, providing a unique and fascinating insight into how the war unfolded on the Welsh Home Front. This talk will examine the images and their interpretation, and will show how the Cartooning the First World War website is now bringing Staniforth's work to a wider audience.