In the heart of the capital city, the site you see today is at once a reconstructed Roman fort, an impressive Norman Castle, and an extraordinary Victorian Gothic fantasy palace created for one of the world’s richest men.
The jewel in Cardiff Castle’s crown is the wonderful decoration of the spectacular apartments. The opulent interiors are simply breath-taking, rich with gilding, elaborate wood carving, murals and stained glass.
In order to provide the best value for our group visitors, we are freezing the 2018 group admission prices until 31st March 2019. Exciting projects are being developed to open up more parts of the Castle and all new visitor experiences will be launching this Spring. Please refer back to the website at a later date for details on admission prices from April 2019 onwards.
A 50 minute guided tour with one of our expert guides will take you through the stunning rooms in the Castle Apartments. Tours can be arranged in English, Welsh, French or Spanish.
A 90 minute exclusive private tour of the Castle Apartments with your own expert guide who will give you a further insight into the Castle’s exquisite decoration. Included in the package is a guide book, refreshments and is more suited to smaller groups.
A fascinating insight into the areas within the Castle which have featured in popular hit shows such as Sherlock, Doctor Who and Torchwood.
Castle Curator, Matthew Williams, the foremost expert on William Burges and Cardiff Castle can provide your group with unrivalled insight into the work of this Gothic-Revival architect and his extraordinary transformation of the Castle. The Curator Tour starts with an illustrated talk before an in – depth tour around the Castle Apartments. Allow approximately 2 hours for this tour plus additional time to see other areas of the Castle. Tea, coffee and Welsh cakes are included in the price
The Clock Tower is an instantly recognisable landmark on the city skyline and the rooms within are amongst Burges’ crowning achievements. Your group will ascend the spiral stone staircase from the Winter Smoking Room to the top of the Clock Tower and the breath-taking Summer Smoking Room. Allow 30 minutes for this tour.
An unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality in the historic setting of the 15th century Undercroft. Join us for a relaxed and informal evening where you can enjoy the best of Welsh entertainment, Welsh food and the warmest of welcomes from your hosts, who will entertain you with a selection of traditional and contemporary songs in Welsh and English.
For a small additional charge, groups can also arrange a 30-minute evening tour of the Clock Tower before the banquet begins.
Travel Trade: £41.50 Evening Tour: £5.25 (only with a Welsh Banquet)
Banquet price includes VAT at 20%
1 January – 31 December 2018
Group rates apply to pre-booked groups of 20 or more people. One tour leader/ coach driver is admitted free per group for daytime admissions.
Includes Interpretation Centre, Firing Line, film show, audio guide, Wartime Shelters, Norman Keep and Castle Apartments (subject to availability).
Daily except 25, 26 December and 1 January
March – October: 9am – 6pm (Last group booking at 4.50pm) November – February: 9am – 5pm (Last group booking at 3.50pm)
Early morning group visits and guided tours can be arranged from 8.30am onwards.