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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.
|Summer Times (Mar – Oct)||Mon – Fri||Sat – Sun|
|Winter Times (Nov – Feb)||Mon – Fri||Sat – Sun|
KEEP ONLY TICKET
Public Square users who would like to climb the Castle’s impressive twelve-sided Norman Keep can do so for a small fee. There are approximately 50 steep stone steps leading to the Keep entrance and further steps to reach the viewing platform, but it’s worth the effort!
|Keep Only Ticket||Prices|
|Senior / Student / Disabled||£3.50|
Please note that the steps may not be suitable for all visitors and that it may be necessary to close the Keep during adverse weather conditions. Keep Only tickets cannot be upgraded with Guided Tour tickets.
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.