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WHAT IS CARDIFF CASTLE FAMOUS FOR?
Cardiff Castle is a Norman marcher stronghold, founded by William the Conqueror himself, and built on the site of a Roman fort dating from the 1st-century AD, parts of which were reconstructed in the 20th-century. However, the Castle is most famous for its incredible Victorian apartments, designed by William Burges for the wealthy 3rd Marquess of Bute. Both men were fascinated by medieval history and little expense was spared in realising their neo-Gothic vision of the past.
Today, Cardiff Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Wales, with a unique opportunity to explore almost 2000 years of incredible history all in one place.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO AT CARDIFF CASTLE
Climb the mighty Norman shell keep and see our replica medieval trebuchet. Marvel at the lavish Castle Apartments, created for one of the world’s richest men. Discover the Roman remains and Chariot Corner. Explore the Firing Line military museum and experience the Wartime Shelters. Enjoy a scenic stroll along the Battlement Walks, then relax in the Castle’s café and browse the gift shop.
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FREE AUDIO GUIDE
Download the FREE Cardiff Castle app on your smartphone or tablet and follow our self-guided walking tour entirely at your own pace. At each of the numbered information points, listen to the Castle’s fascinating history narrated by BBC newsreader, Huw Edwards.
BLACK TOWER TALES
Local Welsh hero Llywelyn Bren’s medieval struggle against the oppressive Sherriff of Glamorgan is the subject of ‘Black Tower Tales,’ an immersive new family attraction at Cardiff Castle.