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ENJOY THE PUBLIC SQUARE AT CARDIFF CASTLE

If you’re planning a trip to Cardiff and would like a lovely spot to to catch up with friends or relax after hitting the shops, then come and use the public square in the beautiful setting of the Castle’s outer lawn.

The Public Square is free to enter and also includes access to the Castle Cafe, Gift Shop, Visitor Information Point and public toilets. Members of the public are welcome to bring their own food and drink in to the Public Square but cannot consume it in the cafe seating area.

OPENING TIMES

Summer Times (Mar – Oct) Mon – Fri Sat – Sun
Opening Time 10:00 09:00
Last Entry 17:00 17:00
Closing Time 18:00 18:00

 

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

THE KEEP TICKET

Due to demand, Public Square users who would like to climb the motte and explore the Norman Keep during their visit can now do so. From the top of the Keep, the panoramic views of the city and surrounding countyside are breath-taking and to the north you can see as far as Castell Coch.

Keep Ticket Prices
Adult £4.00
Child
(Ages 5 – 16, must be with an adult)
£3.00
Senior / Student / Disabled
(single carer free with each disabled ticket)
£3.50

Please note that there are approximately 50 steep stone steps leading to the Keep entrance and further steps to reach the viewing platform that may not be suitable for all visitors. This ticket is for admission to the Keep only, it does not include any other paid areas of the Castle and cannot be upgraded with any Castle tours. The Keep may be closed during adverse weather conditions.

THE CASTLE CAFÉ

Situated on the Castle’s spacious terrace, this spot has the best view in Cardiff! Relax in the covered, outdoor seating area and take in the spectacular views of the Norman Keep and the Castle grounds. Choose from a variety of hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages, or treat yourself to some tasty sweets.

THE GIFT SHOP

The Castle Gift Shop features an eclectic selection of beautiful gifts and keepsakes, including Welsh gold, crystal and exquisite jewellery. Traditional Welsh crafts, such as love-spoons, are also available, plus a castle-themed children’s section with everything a would–be knight or princess might need.

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