Plan Your Visit 

*Due to essential maintenance access to the Keep may be limited

To help you make the most of your visit to Cardiff Castle, here are some helpful hints.

For a great start to your visit, begin in the Interpretation Centre. See the film and exhibition before collecting your free audio guide and venturing out to explore the grounds, battlements, wartime shelters, Norman Keep and spectacular Victorian apartments. You can also visit Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier which is located here.

If you wish, you can also join a guided tour of the Castle Apartments led by one of our expert guides to see more of the lavish and opulent interiors.

The House Tours run daily on the hour and you can add a House Tour at any time during your visit, just ask at the Ticket Office.

At weekends there are also guided tours of the spectacular Clock Tower. You can get your tickets from the Ticket Office.

Click here to download the official Cardiff Castle app

And if you are in need of a break, the café is a great place to sit and relax. See the menu here.

 

Visiting with children

There is plenty to see and do:

  • Visit the Children’s Area ( Interpretation Centre) with hands-on art and craft activities, puppet theatre and child-sized costumes
  • Pick up a children’s audio guide
  • Collect a Family Trail and Animal Trail booklet  (small charge) which is full of quizzes and questions  (Please see the answers to the trail here)

We also have the following facilities:

  • Buggy parking
  • Baby carriers ( on loan )   
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Food and milk warming service in café
  • Children’s meals in the café
  • Highchairs in the café

 

ARP Warden Tours

The tours will next run during half-term holidays (Sat 25 October – Sunday 2 November) at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.  The tours will then return during the school holidays in December and February, dates to be confirmed.