Plan Your Visit 

Wednesday 6 September
Please note there will be the following changes on this date as BBC’s Antiques Roadshow is being filmed at the Castle. 
It is Free Entry to the BBC Antiques Roadshow event within the Castle grounds.  Access to see the Castle’s Apartments is by guided tour only at the following cost:   
 Adult:  £6; Child:  £4; Senior:  £5;  Student: £5
 Tours will run regularly throughout the day, starting at 10am with the last at 5pm. House tours last approximately 45 minutes and may not be suitable for visitors with mobility issues. Tickets are only available in person on the day from the Castle Ticket Office.
Firing Line museum  will be closed and audio guides will not be available. Please note we anticipate it will be very busy on site and areas such as the Keep and Wartime Shelters may not be accessible.     
Castle Key and Season Ticket passes are valid for entry to the Castle grounds only.  Discounts such as  family tickets or promotional discounts with City Sightseeing buses will not apply.


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), 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 changing facilities
  • Food and milk warming service in café
  • Children’s meals in the café
  • Highchairs in the café