Cardiff Castle is an extremely popular tourist attraction, situated right in the heart of the city centre. The Castle's Keep dates back 900 years to Norman times. In 1866 the castle underwent a massive rebuild by the architect William Burges, who created its current spectacular medieval Gothic theme.
The new Interpretation Centre, which opened in 2008, tells the extraordinary episodes in the history of Cardiff Castle. Visitors are advised to start their visit here in order to take in the new exhibition and film presentation.
As well as touring the castle's interior, visitors can also enjoy the castle grounds. The castle tearooms are open for light refreshments and there is also a gift shop where you can purchase a souvenir of your visit.
Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
March – October: 9am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
November – February: 9am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
Tel: (+44) 029 2087 8100
Fax: (+44) 029 2023 1417
How to get there:
By car: Exit the M4 at junction 32 and follow the A470 to Cardiff city centre. Use the city centre car parks or on-street meter parking.
By bus or train: Cardiff castle is a 10 minute walk from Cardiff central bus and train stations, which are both located at the opposite end of St Mary Street. Local bus services X2, 96 and 96a stop outside the Castle.
Child (5-16 years): £6.35
Senior / Student: £7.50
Specialist group tours of the castle interior can be arranged. Visitors should allow up to two hours for the tour, which starts with a slide show and lecture.
The 15th Century "Undercroft" offers the perfect setting for an entertaining banquet. Enjoy a fun evening of authentic food, drink and music performed by traditionally costumed characters.
Posted by Taffy 13th May 2007