Welcome to Cardiff Castle. The impressive site you see today, in the heart of Wales' capital city, is at once a Roman fort, a Norman stronghold and a Victorian Gothic fantasy palace. We invite you to come inside and piece together over 2000 years of fascinating history from Cardiff's earliest settlement, right up to the second world war and beyond.
Explore the Castle at your own pace, enjoy the beautiful grounds, walk the battlements and marvel at some of the most lavishly decorated rooms that you're ever likely to see.
Included in your Castle Ticket admission price is access to:
For a small additional fee you can follow in the footsteps of the Bute family, accompanying one of our expert guides on a fascinating and informative tour of the spectacular Victorian living quarters. The tour lasts for approx. 50 minutes and is essential if you're looking to delve a little deeper in to the history of this amazing building.
As well as taking in the Arab Room, Banqueting Hall, Small Dining Room, Library, your guide will lead you through a selection of rooms which are not accessible as part of the Castle Ticket. These rooms, including The Winter Smoking Room, Nursery, Sitting Room, Lord Bute's Bedroom, The Rooftop Garden and now the Chaucer Room, contain some of the most stunning and opulent interiors in the whole Castle.
|House Tour Times|
|* Not available during our early closure season, from November to February|
Please note that House Tours will be finishing early on certain days through November and December when Santa takes up residence for his Victorian Christmas.
The affected dates are:
November 14, 24 and 30
December 01, 05, 08, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22 and 23
FREE ADMISSION for a whole year!
Please remember to ask our staff at the ticket office about a Castle Season Ticket.
A Season Ticket allows you to visit the Castle, free of charge, for a whole year. You may also get discounted admission on certain special event days, as well as a discount in the Castle gift shop and Keep Terrace Bistro.
*Your Season Ticket may not be valid on some special event days or if the Castle has been hired exclusively by a third party.
|Castle Ticket||+ House Tour|
|Child (Aged 5 - 16)*||£9.50||+ £2.50|
|Senior / Student / Disabled**||£11.50||+ £3.00|
|Adult Family Ticket**||£39.00||+ £10.00|
|Senior Family Ticket***||£36.00||+ £9.00|
|* Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult
** A single carer may enter for free with each disabled visitor
*** 2 Adults and 2 Children, any additional children £5.50 each
**** 2 Seniors and 2 Children, any additional children £5.50 each
Please Note that if a special event is being held in the grounds there may be an additional charge.
Please Note that we only allow assistance dogs on site.