Located in the heart of the Welsh capital, Cardiff Castle enjoys 2000 years of history. In the 19th Century, the Castle was transformed into a carved and gilded fantasy by eccentric architect William Burges. Your admission ticket will allow you to visit a number of the spectacular Castle areas with knowledgeable guides on hand to explain the history and decoration of the rooms. The Interpretation Center is home to a film show, bringing the last 2000 years of Cardiff Castle to life. The audio tour will be your guide around the Norman Keep, the Battlement Walk, and the Castle Grounds. A cafe and gift shop, as well as the Firing Line Military Museum will complete your visit.Description
Explore the fascinating history of this city center Castle at your leisure. Your visit will start in the Interpretation Center where you will see the 2,000 year old Roman Wall. After watching the introductory film, pick up your audio guide/headset to the Castle (available in 10 languages). The audio guides of the site include a sign-language tour (BSL) and a tour for visually-impaired visitors in English and Welsh. Large print script audio guides are also available.
Discover how the Castle became air raid shelters for the city during World War II, and climb to the top of the Keep to learn how the Normans defended their stronghold 800 years ago. Enjoy the amazing city center views from the top of the Keep before entering the main house, once home to the 3rd Marquess of Bute, reputedly the richest man in the world. The stunning Castle interiors, such as the Banqueting Hall and Library will give you an insight to the lives of this influential Cardiff family. At the end, why not head back to the Interpretation Centre for some well earned refreshments and visit to the gift shop?
Please allow at least 2 hours to enjoy all aspects of this castle. Specialist tours of the Castle are also available such as House Tours, Clock Tower Tours, and Film Location Tours. Please ask at the ticket office on arrival to check availability.Highlights
- All entrance fees included
- Recorded commentary by audio headphones
- Step back in time on a history tour
: Cardiff, United KingdomDuration
: Flexible Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.