TICKETS & TOURS

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Following the Government advice for public spaces, Cardiff Castle will now be closed until further notice.

During the period of closure, all private and public events will be cancelled and all tickets exchanged or refunded. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused but the health and wellbeing of visitors and staff are our main priority.

Any further updates will be published here or on our social media accounts. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cardiff Castle as soon as possible.

If you have any questions then please contact us via email: cardiffcastle@cardiff.gov.uk


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.

 

CASTLE TICKET


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 as part of your Castle Ticket admission:

 

Castle Ticket Prices From 1 Apr 2020
Adult £13.50 £14.50
Child (Aged 5 - 16)* £9.50 £10.00
Senior / Student / Disabled** £11.50 £12.00
Adult Family Ticket** £39.00 £42.00
Senior Family Ticket*** £36.00 £38.00
Under 5s FREE FREE
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* 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

 

 

THE HOUSE TOUR


Upgrade your ticket and take a House Tour for just £3.75!

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 Tours can be booked on arrival at the Castle Ticket Office. Please telephone 029 2087 8100 for further information or to check the availability of tours.

House Tour Times
10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00
14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00*
* Not available during our early closure season, from November to February

 

In addition to your Castle ticket, Castle Key or Season Ticket Price From 1 Apr 2020
Adult + £3.75 + £4.00
Child (Aged 5 - 16)* + £2.50 + £3.00
Senior / Student / Disabled** + £3.00 + £3.50
Adult Family Ticket** + £10.00 + £11.00
Senior Family Ticket*** + £9.00 + £10.00
* 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

 

ANNUAL PASS


Upgrade your ticket for only £6.50 for adults or £3 for children.

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.

  • Free admission to the Castle for 12 months*
  • Special discounted prices for a selection of our events
  • 10% discount in the Castle gift shop & the 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.

 

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.