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OPENING TIMES

Cardiff Castle is open to visitors 7 days a week all year round, including bank holidays. The only exceptions are 25 December, 26 December and 1 January, when we are closed. However, there may also be certain special event days during the year where admission is only open to event ticket holders.

Summer Times (Mar – Oct) Mon – Fri Sat – Sun*
Opening Time 10:00 09:00
Last Entry 17:00 17:00
Closing Time 18:00 18:00

*every day during school holidays and on bank holidays.

Winter Times (Nov – Feb) Mon – Fri Sat – Sun*
Opening Time 10:00 09:00
Last Entry 16:00 16:00
Closing Time 17:00 17:00

*every day during school holidays and on bank holidays.

TICKET PRICES

Explore the Castle at your own pace, climb the Norman Keep, visit Firing Line and the Wartime Shelters, discover the Roman remains and marvel at the Castle Apartments, some of the most lavishly decorated rooms that you’re ever likely to see. Please note that Castle Key and Annual Pass holders do not need to book tickets.

Castle Ticket Prices
Adult £14.50
Child
(Ages 5 – 16, must be with an adult)
£10.00
Senior / Student / Disabled
(single carer free with each disabled ticket)
£12.00
Adult Family Ticket
(2 Adults and 2 Children)
£39.00
Senior Family Ticket
(2 Seniors and 2 Children)
£35.00
Under 5s FREE

TOUR PRICES

Castle ticket holders who would like to see more of Cardiff Castle, or delve more deeply in to its fascinating history can also book on to one of our guided tours. House Tours run every day on the hour, Clock Tower tours are available on weekends and bank holidays through the summer season, or you can hear a chilling chapter from the Castle’s history brought back to life in Black Tower Tales.

House Tour Clock Tower Tour
Adult £4.00 £4.00
Child
(Ages 5 – 16, must be with an adult)
£3.00 £3.00
Senior / Student / Disabled
(single carer free with each disabled ticket)
£3.50 £3.50
Adult Family Ticket
(2 Adults and 2 Children)
£11.00 £11.00
Senior Family Ticket
(2 Seniors and 2 Children)
£10.00 £10.00

FOLLOW OUR FREE AUDIO GUIDE...

Bring your smartphone, plus a pair of earphones, and you can follow our audio guide by downloading the free app. If you can’t use your smartphone for any reason, handheld guides are available to hire (subject to availability) from the Castle’s ticket office for just £2.

ANNUAL PASS

There’s a lot to take in during one visit, so you might need to come back and make sure you haven’t missed anything. If so, upgrade your general admission ticket to an Annual Pass with FREE ENTRY for a whole year, not to mention a 10% discount at the Castle Gift Shop and Keep Dining Experience!

Upgrade your general admission ticket to an Annual Pass… Additional Fee
Adult + £7.00
Child
(Ages 5 – 16, must be with an adult)
+ £5.00
Senior / Student / Disabled
(single carer free with each disabled ticket)
+ £6.00

 

CASTLE KEY

Did you know that the Castle was given to the people of Cardiff in 1947? If you live or work in the city then you are entitled to your very own Castle Key, giving you FREE ENTRY to this world-class heritage attraction for 3 years!

THE PUBLIC SQUARE

An welcoming space in the beautiful setting of the Castle’s outer green, open for all to enjoy free of charge. Pick up a souvenir at the Gift Shop or grab some refreshments from the Castle Cafe. Tourists can also stop by the Cardiff Visitor Information Point, located just inside the main gate.

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