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
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)
Vale of Glamorgan