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Confirmation of opening hours for both the Castle and Public Square through the festive period.


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

Summer Times (Mar – Oct) Mon – Thu Fri – Sun
Opening Time 10:00 09:00
Last Entry 15:00 17:00
Closing Time 16:00 18:00


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

Free access includes the:

  • Public Square
  • The Keep Terrace
  • Gift Shop
  • Visitor Information Point
  • Public toilets

A selection of meals, light bites and hot and cold drinks will be available at The Keep Terrace kitchen and bar.

Pop in to the Castle’s Gift Shop, where you will find a selection of lovely souvenirs and local produce.

Members of the pubic are welcome to bring in their own food and drink in to the Public Square. The Keep Dining seating area will remain closed until the restrictions on outdoor hospitality are relaxed.

Please remember to be considerate of other visitors, maintain the appropriate social distancing and use the hand sanitising facilities available at every opportunity.

We would kindly ask anybody to refrain from visiting if you have had any symptoms of illness (cough, sniffles, sore throat or fever), or have had contact with anybody who has been tested for COVID-19, in the last 14 days.



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