Specialist Tours

Delve a little deeper and take one of our specialist tours to find out more about this amazing historic site.

 


Connoisseur Tour

For a truly exclusive visit, take a private tour of the Castle Apartments with your own personal guide who will give you a further insight into the Castle’s exquisite decoration and the powerful personalities that transformed the Castle in the nineteenth century. The tour also includes a visit to the spectacular rooms in the Clock Tower. Please note there are many steep and uneven steps on this tour.

The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes

Availability: By arrangement on 029 2087 8100

Suitable for groups of 2- 8 people (minimum of 2 paying guests)

Cost: £27.95 per person including tea or coffee and Welsh cakes after the tour and a souvenir guidebook.

 


 

Curator Tour (groups only)

Castle Curator, Matthew Williams, is the foremost expert on Cardiff Castle and can provide your group with an unrivalled perspective on the history of the Castle, the amazing decoration and influence of Lord Bute and genius art- architect William Burges. The Curator Tour begins with an illustrated talk before your group is taken on an in-depth tour around the apartments.

The tour lasts approximately 2 hours

Availability: By arrangement on 029 2087 8100

Suitable for groups of up to 40 people (minimum of 20 paying guests)

Cost: £30 per person including tea or coffee and Welsh cakes after the tour.

 


 

Clock Tower Tours

The Clock Tower is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Cardiff. Within the tower are some of the most stunning rooms in the Castle. Follow your guide up the spiral staircase from the Winter Smoking Room to the breath-taking Summer Smoking Room. Please note there are many steep and uneven steps on this tour and may not be suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes and will run regularly on weekends and bank holidays throughout the summer season (April – October)*.

Tickets can be booked on arrival at the Castle Ticket Office, or in advance on 029 2087 8100. Please call for further information or to check availability of tours.

Cost: £4.50 per person (concessions apply) in addition to a Castle admission ticket, Castle Key or Season Ticket. 

Private tours can also be arranged for smaller groups for an additional charge of £25 per tour, in addition to Castle admission (covers up to 6 people, additional guests charged at standard rate). If you have a larger group, please contact us to discuss prices.

*Subject to availability; pre-booking advised.  

 


 

Film Location Tour

The BBC hit TV shows of Doctor Who, Sherlock, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures have all used Cardiff Castle as a film location. Take this exclusive guided tour of the Castle for a closer look at where these terrestrial and incredible intergalactic scenes were shot. The tour, led by an expert guide, will take in locations across the Castle and will last approximately 40 minutes. Please note there are many steep and uneven steps on this tour and may not be suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Private tours can be arranged for additional charge of £25 per tour, in addition to Castle admission (covers up to 6 people, additional guests charged at standard rate). If you have a larger group, please contact us to discuss prices.

Availability - By arrangement on 029 2087 8100