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Christmas Opening Hours

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Cardiff Castle will be open to paying visitors all through the festive period, during our winter opening hours. The only exceptions will be on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, when the Castle will be closed. Please visit our web page for full information on opening times and ticket prices.

Winter Times (Nov – Feb) Mon – Thu Fri – Sun
Opening Time 10:00 09:00
Last Entry 15:00 16:00
Closing Time 16:00 17:00


Please note, on the dates below The House attraction will close at 15:15 for an event. Please allow at least 30 minutes for your visit.

03 Dec 05 Dec 10 Dec
13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec
16 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec
20 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec



From Tue 16 November to Sun 2 January, the Castle’s Public Square will be open to the public daily, with extended opening hours to coincide with Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland skating times. However, please note that the Castle’s Gift Shop and Keep Terrace kitchen and bar will continue to open during our regular visiting hours, as above.

Both Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland and the Public Square will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Opening Times from 16 Nov – 16 Dec Mon – Thu Fri – Sun
Opening Time 10:00 09:00
Last Skate 19:45 21:00
Closing Time 21:00 22:00


Opening Times from 17 Dec – 2 Jan Mon – Thu Fri – Sun
Opening Time 10:00 09:00
Last Skate 21:00 21:00
Closing Time 22:00 22:00


Opening Times on Christmas Eve Fri 24 Dec
Opening Time 09:00
Last Skate 17:15
Closing Time 18:00


Opening Times on New Year’s Eve Fri 31 Dec
Opening Time 09:00
Last Skate 23:30
Closing Time 00:30


Opening Times on New Year’s Day Sat 1 Jan
Opening Time 10:00
Last Skate 18:30
Closing Time 19:30

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