Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Please contact the Castle on 029 2087 8100 or see for details

Additional info

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.

Collection details


Key artists and exhibits

  • Access to Drawings Collections (by appointment only)

Cardiff Castle
Castle Street
Vale of Glamorgan
CF10 3RB




029 2087 8100


029 2023 1417

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