The Norman Keep

The twelve-sided Keep at Cardiff is the finest in Wales and is known as a ‘shell’ keep. Its outer walls provided a shell for smaller buildings within it. From the top of the Keep the panoramic views of the city are breath-taking and to the north you can see as far as Castell Coch.  There are approximately 50 steep stone steps leading to the Keep entrance and further steps to reach the viewing platform,  but it’s  worth the effort!