Family Trail Answers

We hope you enjoyed Time Travelling at Cardiff Castle. Here are the answers to the questions in the Family Trail.

  1. 2008
  2. Grass
  3. It looks nice/so that the building isn't so obvious/for butterflies and bees to buzz around/ to be ecologically friendly
  4. B
  5. A1.True A2. False A3. True A4. False A5. False
  6. A2
  7. A1.True A2. True A3. False A4. True A5. True
  8. There are 55 flags altogether (not including the one of the Keep) and 14 Welsh flags but this sometimes changes on special days
  9. Rocks, Dead Animals, Boiling Sand, Bee Hives ,Fire Balls, Heads of Dead People
  10. Trebuchet - if the weight of the missile and the weight in the basket were constant
  11. It was quite accurate and could help break down thick walls far quicker than a man could
  12. It was stronger/wouldn't catch fire as easily/would be hard to break into/would be drier to live in/because they wanted somewhere more permanent and comfortable to live
  13. For defence - to make it harder for the enemy to get to the castle to attack it
  14. Steps would make the castle easier to attack
  15. A crab
  16. Two
  17. To help drain water from the roof when it rains
  18. Stone
  19. One
  20. Fish
  21. A1
  22. John, 2nd Marquess of Bute (Baron Cardiff) John, 3rd Marquess of Bute (Mayor)
  23. Snail, Mouse, Frog, Lizard
  24. There is no right or wrong answer to this - it's your choice!