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Upgrade your Castle ticket and delve a little deeper in to the Castle’s fascinating history. Follow in the Bute family’s footsteps and see more spectacular Victorian interiors, not included with the admission ticket. Ask at the ticket office about the regular guided tours and, for a small additional fee, join one of our expert guides in exploring a story 2000 years in the making.

Guided Tour Rates (unless stated otherwise) Prices
Adult £4.50
(Ages 5 – 16, must be with an adult)
Senior / Student / Disabled
(single carer free with each disabled ticket)
Adult Family Ticket
(2 Adults and 2 Children)
Senior Family Ticket
(2 Seniors and 2 Children)

Tours can only be joined by Castle Ticket or Castle Key holders and bookings are not currently available online. If you’d like to join a tour then please ask for more information at the Castle’s ticket office.

House Tours


Follow one of our expert guides on a 50 minute tour of the Castle Apartments.

Join this essential tour if you’d like to see more of the Castle’s spectacular Victorian interiors, learn more about the lavish decorations and the visionary people who created them.

As well as the large and impressive rooms included with your entry ticket, your guide will also show you more incredible spaces that are not open to the public, including the Winter Smoking Room, Nursery, Lord Bute’s Bedroom and the Roof Garden.

House Tour Times
10:00* 11:00 12:00 13:00
14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00**

*Available Sat – Sun only / **Available Sat – Sun, from Mar to Oct only

Black Tower Tales


Listen to the Black Tower Tales here at Cardiff Castle, an exciting new experience re-telling the story of Llywelyn Bren, a forgotten hero of medieval Welsh history.

In the 14th century, Llewelyn and his followers led a brave rebellion against the oppressive Sheriff of Glamorgan. They fought hard but the rebellion ultimately failed and Llewelyn would pay with his life. He was wrongfully imprisoned and murdered in the very same Black Tower where you will hear this chilling tale.

Black Tower Tales Times (Weekends & School Holidays Only)
11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00
13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00
Clock Tower Tours


Join a Castle guide on this 35 minute tour of the truly remarkable Clock Tower.

Easily one of the most recognisable landmarks in Cardiff and contained within are some of the most stunning rooms in the entire Castle.

Follow your guide up the spiral staircase from the Winter Smoking Room to the Bachelor Bedroom and, finally, to the breath-taking Summer Smoking Room with its magnificent views over the Castle grounds and city centre.

Clock Tower Tour Times (Summer Season Only)
11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30

Clock Tower Tours are available Sat – Sun, plus bank holidays throughout the summer season (during April to September) only.

Please note there are many steep and uneven steps on this tour which may not be suitable for visitors with reduced mobility.


A 90 minute private tour by arrangement only, please telephone 029 2087 8100.

For a truly exclusive visit, take a private tour of the Castle Apartments with your own personal guide who will give you a further insight into the Castle’s exquisite decoration and the powerful personalities that transformed the Castle in the nineteenth century. The tour also includes a visit to the spectacular rooms in the Clock Tower.

This tour is suitable for groups of between 2 – 8 people (minimum of 2 required); the price also includes a souvenir guidebook.

Connoisseur Tour Rates Prices
Adult £45.00
Child (Aged 5 – 16) £45.00
Senior / Student / Disabled £45.00

Please note there are many steep and uneven steps on parts of this tour that may not be suitable for guests with reduced mobility.



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